Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rosette Flower Tutorial & A Card

This is a little late at night but I wanted to get this posted.  Many people during the hop over the weekend asked me about the rosette flower I had put on Fridays' card.  I wanted to show my take on the flower in hopes that I can inspire.  There are many videos on You Tube that show you how to make these cool embellishments.

Materials Needed:
1.) 9 X 1 piece of cardstock (the size will depend on how big or small you want the flower.  The flower that is shown on my card from Friday was cut 12 X 1)
2.) Adhesive (I'm using sticky strip, check out Confessions of A Ribbon Addict for adhesive)
3.) Something to score the paper ( I'm using Martha Stewart score board)
4.) Boarder punch is optional as well as any type of bling

When you have your paper cut you are going to take your scoring of choice and score every quarter of an inch (shown in the picture)
If you wanted a boarder on the flower, you would want to do that now.  If not just continue on.  Fold at the score lines in an up and down fashion (best way I can explain is to fold the paper like you would to make a paper fan).  Pictures are shown below to get you started.





It should look like this when you are finished.


 Put your adhesive of choice on the last two folded "petals".


From here you are going to take the the adhesive side and connect them to the last two on the other end to leave you with a circle.

 
 I'm sooo sorry I just realized in the pictures how dirty my score board is and how poor my finger nails look.

Now for the tricky part.  I prepare a circle and put glue on the circle and put it to the side for a moment.  You are going to push down in the middle of the flower keeping everything in tact (I'm not coordinated and the flower will pop up again again so that's why I say have a circle with glue ready or if you are going right to the paper put glue/adhesive on the paper before you continue making the flower.



Adhere whatever it is you like to the bottom.  I make the flowers for people and put them in packaging so I use the glue dots I get from Confessions Of A Ribbon Addict along with hot glue.  For the tutorial I kept with the paper circle with glue.

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 Same thing for top as you did for the bottom, adhere whatever you like ( you really need the flower to stay together).  For the tutorial I did a pop dot with a paper circle but when you see my card, I put bling in the middle.

 Pretty it up and you are finished.

 They are very simple to make and possibilities are endless.  I made a card using some rosette flowers as a hello to all of my friends who visit my blog.  Enjoy!!

The snail came from cricut cartridge Birthday Bash and the grass came from Plantin Schoolbook.  Paper came from a multi color pack from Recollections.  Bling came from a RAK a few months ago.  I used a white pen to highlight the envelope and sentiment.  I used a boarder punch from EK Success to make the flowers.  Sentiment came from Inkadinkado Gem Stone Alphabet.  I also used Gelly Roll pens for the cheeks and antenna. 
One of my New Year's resolutions was to try new things.  It was my first time quilling and I enjoyed adding something different to my card.  I'm going to continue trying my hand at that.

This was my first tutorial and I hope it makes sense.  I would love some feedback on it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!!

7 comments:

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the rosette!! I'm obsessed making those right now but, I don't want to post everything with a rosette LOL!! Anyway, I LOVE your card it's Super CUTE!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Jennifer said...

Nikki,

Thank you so much for taking the time to make a tutorial on the rosettes!!! :) I love them and can't wait to try them (it'll be fun to try different edge punches to change them up)!

What did you use for your quilling? Did you buy quilling strips or make your own? I am impressed! I would not have known it was your first time.

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Reneeleeak said...

Thanks so much for the rosette tutorial. I'm excited to try and make one. (It sounds addicting though.) ☺

Dina said...

Thank you! I just bought the M.S. score board,I can not wait to try this!Dina

Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing! I got a scoreboard for Christmas. I never thought of using one for a paper fan-thingy :)

simplyjenna.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tutorial, I have a MS Scoreboard but never use, I think I'll give this a try!

Nikki T said...

@Jennifer, I purchased quilling strips. I will eventually make my own because I love using my glimmer mist and my starburst sprays from lindy stamp gang. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tutorial.
Nikki