Accordion Flowers And Rosettes
I love these embellishments and they are so so easy to make once you know how. The photo on the right shows some samples of rosettes i’ve made. In this post I will be include links to a few different examples of how you can make them and finish them off. Ready? Let’s get started.
- NoelMignon.com demonstrates in this blog post how to make a rosette using a border stamp. This a great technique for matching your rosette to your layout or card as long as you have a matching stamp pad. This technique looks even better if you wet emboss (using embossing powder) the stamped pattern.
- At 17 Turtles, Juliana Michaels shows a gorgeous variation using printed paper and backs it with a scalloped edged circle – you just need to scroll down the page a bit to see it.
- What A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial on how to make pleated flowers and i love the ‘leaves’ pattern. I have used this a few times and they always look great – mind you it does involve just a bit of fussy cutting.
- this ‘Finally Friday’ video from Two Peas In A Bucket, demos how to make a great spiral pleated flower.
- I use a score board when making my rosettes, but if you don’t have one you can use a scorer blade on your paper trimmer. If you don’t have this blade, use a bone scorer or dry embossing tool with your trimmer – lift the blade and use the scorer in the groove that the blade followers, move the strip across and score again – continue until the whole strip is scored.
- if you don’t have a score board, you can also fan the strip of paper with your hands – just folding it backwards and forwards
- I use border punches on the edge to give a decorative finish. Punch the strip before you start to score.
- you can use almost anything in the centre of your rosette e.g. another flower, buttons, gears, butterflies, dragonflies, crystals etc
You can also see more flower ideas here.
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