Well with the new year beginning... I have in mind that I'd like to start sharing more Tutorials with everyone... will try to include some Techniques too as I really want to share what I've learned with you too. Many of these will come from other Blogs I visit, as well as from the Stampin' Up website
So the first is a Tutorial on Paper Rosettes... actually Stampin' Up! now has the satin ribbon rosettes available as accessories in the new Mini Occasions Catalog that begins today January 4th.... they are just darling and come in variety of sizes... But should you want to attempt to make your own out of paper... here's a Tutorial recreated just for you taken from Creations on Paper!!!
I think they call them rosettes because of their size... small!!!
- Whisper White CS (or any color, but Whisper White is easy to work on your first rosettes)
- Pretty in Pink Ink Pad
- 1-3/4" Circle Punch
- glue dots (or glue gun)
STEP 1: PUNCH and SPONGE
Punch out a 1-3/4" Circle Punch Whisper White CS piece and sponge with Pretty in Pink (or other color you prefer).
STEP 2: CUTTING
With your scissors, beginning on one side, cut your circle in a coil direction towards the center.
STEP 3: SCROLLING
Starting from the outer side of the coil, start scrolling as illustrated towards the center of the coil.
STEP 4: ADHERE
To seal your rosettes, apply a glue dot at the end of the coil (which would be positioned under the rosette after scrolling) or use your glue gun.
Voila.... done! It's so much fun making them... especially when you like paper flowers. Also cool to make them out of Designer Series Paper or pages from an old paperback novel or newspaper print to give it a vintage look.
TIP: You can also use any size Circle Punch to make these rosettes. Also, the thinner you cut your coils the more flat your flower will come out (good for embellishing a card). The wider coils make your rosettes look puffier.
Now, talking about coiling.... have you guys ever done any quilling? Seems similar to me. I have a friend who does beautiful quilling work and would love to share that with you too... so watch for pictures on my Blog later this week.