A feminine rosette

Hope you’ve had a restful and relaxing bank holiday.

Today’s card combines a feminine rosette (so quick and easy now that we have the Scoring Tool) with shaped scalloped edges, created with the Edgelits die.

Although the card looks watercoloured, it isn’t. I cheated and stamped with Riding Hood Red ink and coloured in with the Blushing Bride marker for a quick and easy alternative.

Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance (W125480 or C125482), Sincere Salutations (W105156)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red (116205), Blushing Bride (121690), Baja Breeze (116207), Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836)
Markers: 2010-2012 In Color Assortment (119801 – Blushing Bride)
DSP: Twitterpated (125406)
Punches: Scallop Oval (119856) Large Oval (119855), 1-3/8″ Circle (119860), Doily Triple Layer (122465), 3/16″Corner (119871)
Edgelits Dies: Adorning Accents (125595)
Other: Twitterpated Buttons (125579)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

The card base is an A6 landscape of Baja Breeze with the bottom edge die cut away, using the scallop Edgelit die. Mats of Blushing Bride and Whisper White card were also die cut along the edge, after first stamping the flower border on the Whisper White layer with Riding Hood Red ink. The mats were punched at the top corners with the 3/16″ Corner. After stamping the flower spray in the top right corner of the Whisper White layer, with Riding Hood Red ink, all the flowers were coloured in with the Blushing Bride marker, picking up a little of the red outliner ink on the larger flowers to give more depth. The layers were adhered direct to the card front. The rosette was made by scoring a strip of Twitterpated DSP, joining the ends, scrunching flat into a circle and adhering direct to a 1-3/8″ Circle punched from Baja Breeze. Another, matching circle was adhered to the front of the rosette. A full, solid Triple Doily was punched from Baja Breeze card and then a lacy one from Blushing Bride card. These were layered together, aligned and adhered direct to the centre of the rosette. A Baja Breeze flower shaped Twitterpated button was added on a glue dot to top the rosette off, before adhering direct to the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Riding Hood Red ink onto Whisper White card and punched with the Large Oval before adhering direct to a Scallop Oval punched from Riding Hood Red ink and popping up on dimensionals on the card front.

The Scoring Tool makes light work of creating rosettes and we now also have a diagonal scoring plate that sits easily over the main Scoring Tool. Although this isn’t included in the Mini Catalogue, it is available now for just £10.95 (P&P extra).

I’ll have some tutorials and tips for using these scoring tools over the coming weeks.

Sara xx

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