I love making rosettes - they look great on cards and layouts.
When you add some border punching they really pop!!!
Here is a card with the rosette made using the Fiskars Sunburst border punch. The same punch was used to make the punchy paper lace - I will talk about that in a separate post.
Recipe for a punchy rosette:
- Fiskars "Lines" texture plate or a specific scoring system
- Embossing stylus
- strong double sided tape or fast drying adhesive
- Border punch
- paper or card stock for the base colour of the rosette
- paper or card stock for the top punched layer
- circle of card stock for to go underneath the bottom of the rosette, where the layers are adhered to (I use the Large Fiskars Circle squeeze punch as it gives plenty of space for the ridges of the rosette to stick to)
- strong, fast drying adhesive (I use Helmars 450 Quick Dry) to adhere your rosette to the base circle
Cut a strip of paper for your base and top layers - the wider the strip, the bigger the rosette. For the rosette above, the strips were 1 1/4" wide and 12" long (just over 3cmx30cm). A4 strips also make a good sized rosette.
Take the top layer strip and punch out using your favourite border punch (hopefully it is Fiskars).
Place your punched strip on your Lines template and score the low parts of the border punch pattern - these will be the valleys of your rosette. Turn the strip over and score the high parts of the pattern to make the peaks. The photo below shows a shortcut that I tried where I adhered the top punched layer to the base then scored the fold lines together. Note: I thought is was a good idea but when you turn it over you can't see the border pattern, so I had to score all on the front side - it just made it a bit more fiddly to fold the peaks and valleys.
Once you have the strip folded you need to trim the end so that the pattern matches. Make sure that you have the border punch pattern of peak=>valley section trimmed to adhere to the valley=>peak section for a neater finish. Place strong double sided tape on section that will be underneath and secure so that it makes a ring.
Place adhesive on your base circle (and no, don't do this on your self healing cutting mat - it does not like getting messed up with globs of glue) and carefully flatten your rosette on to the circle, adjusting to make a neat shape before the glue sets.
Hold your your rosette in place until the glue has set then take a brad, button or some numbers like I have used here to cover little hole in the middle.
You can put the layers flat against each other or make individual rosettes then layer them on top of each other for extra dimension like in the ones below made using Fiskars Threading Water border punch.
This card used the Fiskars Lattice border punch
This one used the Fiskars Effervescence border punch
This card uses the Fiskars Lace border punch. The paper was a little brittle and had white marks along the peak folds => a touch of glue and a sprinkle of glitter and all is quickly fixed.
There are so many different border punches that make for fabulous rosettes, one for every occasion.