Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Mini Rosette Card

Good morning all,
Well after a fussy day yesterday, I managed not only to finish my Nevaeh card but also make my mini card below.  I thought I had better get stuck in while I was in a good place, crafing wise, so I had a long hot bath to ease my back and then got straight back to my desk.
Last november, my friends daughter and I were making old book trees ready for Christmas (doing our bit for recycling) and I made up tons and tons of mini, midi and maxy sized rosettes to use as trimmings for the trees (Note to self:- do a tutorial for trees closer to Christmas).  Well I looked in the box this evening and there were two pretty pearlescent ones that just seemed to 'fit' together in more ways than one.  They basically gave me the idea for this card.  At first I was going to use a full sized rosette but it looked a little heavy on the mini card, so I halved it and bobs your uncle, the design took shape.


I used scalloped 8x8 card and folded it to make a 4x4card, so cute!  I layered white card and mini dogstooth (houndstooth to some),  then added the half rosettes.  Now came the problem of how to be able to cover the depth of the folds in the rosette and get a smooth look.  Well I solved that by cutting a strip of scallops off the waste piece of the 8x8 card, (decorated with Tonic Studio flower punch) then I doubled up 2mm foam pads under the main section of the border strip but only 1 layer on the ends.  This covered the rosette and gave it a slight domed shape also.  The pennants were attached again using double foam pads under the center sections and only 1 under the outer ones, to echo the domed shape.


Next I wrapped white vintage ribbon around the top of the pennants and secured it behind the white matt before attaching the layers to the base card.  Last I added a treble bow with the same ribbon (made using the Keepsake bowmaker) and added a pearly button and two small decorative pins to finish it off.
So there we have it, my Mini Rosette card.  I am really pleased with this one.   I think it would also be prefect for a corner bookmark; just change the shape of  the base card.  Which reminds me, please try to take part in the Bookmark challenge.  I have extended the date to the 25th May and I would be thrilled to see what you can do.  I don't have any silly rules other than only two different entries maximum. You can enter it into as many other challenges as you desire.  It's just for a bit of fun for us, doing something a little different and I have some lovely papers from MME for the winner.

Ok well that's it for today, have a good one and thank you all again for your wonderful words for baby Lee.  I haven't any further news at the moment, I think it will be same for a while.  I am just so happy he is strong and fighting to live.
Be happy and craft if you can.    Linda xx

My recipe:-  Papermania 8x8 Scalloped card in rose pink.  White 300gsm Kanban card.   Dogstooth from my stash.  Kanban pearly card for rosettes.  Vintage ribbon from Sam Poole.  Spellbinders Banner Basics Two from Once upon a Stamp.  Pearly button from the Hobby House.   Decorative pins handmade by me.


14 comments:

  1. this is a Wow card just love it is the houndstooth been embossed I have that folder or is it bought paper ?? Melanie

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  2. How strange! Yesterday I sat down and made a card using a rosette, which I had never done before! Nothing like yours unfortunately. Can you tell me where yougot your houndstooth paper, or was it so long ago you cannot remember? I noticed Sue used some the other day and I think the effect is great.
    Christine x

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    1. The paper is one I had from a freebie download. You can get it in various colours, but it is very large dogstooth so I put it into Publisher and shrank it down in size. I have been looking for the link but having trouble locating it at the moment, as soon as I find it I will let you know I promise. Thanks Linda x

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  3. Morning sweetie this is stunning, a really gorgeous creation, hugs pops x

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  4. This is really lovely, Linda.
    Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

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  5. Such a pretty card Linda, which a perfect bow! Very well photographed also.x

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  6. How beautiful! I love the colors and that rosette looks amazing! Wonderful mix of patterns, die cuts and colors...just gorgeous!
    Hope you are doing well, my dear!

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  7. wow!! Stunning card Linda. I love the rosette design with the beautiful ribbon and your gorgeous pins. Thanks for giving such fabulous details on how it was made.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue

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  8. Hi Linda, lovely card gorgeous colours and great description of how you made it, thanks.
    Lots of love to baby Lee.
    Anne x

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  9. Hi Linda, love the mini card, I like your choice of colour. Adorable! Can you put the link to the houndstooth on your blog if and when you find it. Best wishes, Lesley x

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  10. Hi Linda, love the mini card, I like your choice of colour. Adorable! Can you put the link to the houndstooth on your blog if and when you find it. Best wishes, Lesley x

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  11. This is gorgeous!!! Love your beautiful color palette!

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  12. What a great card, got the wow factor from me love the colours ,rosette ribbon intact everything. Hope your feeling good today hugs Fiona xxx

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  13. Super card Linda well done Hugs Elaine

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