I’m so happy to share a fun variation of Tim Holtz’s Sizzix rosette flower die (I love this die!) I won’t be showing you the actual folding technique to make the rosette as those instructions are clearly described on the die’s packaging. I’d like to show you a few ways to make different sized rosettes using the same die.
To make a larger rosette:
1a. Cut out two strips of the rosette strip from pattern paper. Using 2 different patterns will result in a rosette with a pretty outside border.
1b. Place a thin strip of double sided tape to the first rosette strip, just below the first vertical perforation mark.
1c. Adhere the second rosette strip about ¼ inch below the first strip making sure to line up perforation marks. Accordion fold and create the larger rosette.
To make a smaller rosette:
2. Cut out one rosette strip. Trim ¼ inch from the bottom. Accordion fold and create a smaller rosette.
3. You have just created various sizes of rosettes, these can be layered for a beautiful 3D effect.
4. In my finished card, I have used the smaller and larger rosette. The grass fringes are created by trimming on and in between the perforations of the rosette strip. The leaves of the flowers are created by hand cutting triangle shapes from the rosette strip.
Hope you have fun making some pretty flowers!
Article by: Virginia Nebel