Monday, September 19, 2011

OnLine Class - Rosettes Day 5 & 6

Rosettes My Friend card
The basic rosette was die cut with Tim's rosette die using the larger shape, Then they were embellished.
detail of misted Distress bkgr'd & tissue tape on rosette.
 For the 3 landscape cards I used my metallic papers I picked up recently mentioned in a previous post. Still love them and will pick up more at the end of the  month.

Brown rosette T of You card
One of the hints in a previous class was to put a piece of tape on the backside after die cutting to prevent the perforated areas from breaking apart. Was a really good tip. For the brown, and for the aqua rosette the tape was put on the front - on the brown with a piece of narrow silver tape, and the aqua one with a piece of Tim's sticky tissue tape.

detail of silver foil rosette and pearl misted bkgrd
The green rosette was die cut, taped on back and then holes punched along the whole scalloped edge, then accordion folded. I really liked the way this looked, so went one step further. Colored a piece of thin cardstock, punched the edge with Martha Stewart Double Loop edger, then scored my folds with a Scor-It board then accordion folded. The edge of that card uses the same punch. What I like about this one  is the ruffle you get on the edge.

Green Rosette Thanks card
Some of the techniques:
Direct to paper with a Distress stamp pad, then mist a background stamp with water or an iridescent spray, place cardstock on top, press down firmly for a minute or so to activate the moisture in the stamp with the Distress inks. Lift, You can get a soft look and/or a glimmery look where the mositrue is removing color from the cardstock.
Detail of punched holes rosette & misted stamped border and vellum
Rosette Get Well card

Ink up a background stamp (Flourishes "Damask Bkgr'd") with distress stamp pads - I used Antique Linen all over, then touched here and there with both Broken China & Rusty Hinge, Lightly misted with Perfect Pearls "Pearls" mister. I absolutely love this combination and the look it gave. You could also color with watercolor markers which also give a nice look, but haven't done a sample of that yet.

Another cute tip (green rosette card) was using a circle punch to make leaves. Instead I used a scalloped circle. Punch circle, then put circle part way back in to punch and punch the oval leaf shape.

Border Punched Rosette detail
All cards use a word sentiment from Quietfrie Design.

And I repeated a technique for day 3 I think, embossing on plastic (I used a yellow toned vellum & the D'vine Swirls embossing folder).

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