Sunday 16 April 2017

Peek Of The Week - Rosettes and Paisley...

It’s Peek Of The Week day again and today I’d like to share with you a birthday card I made which I feel turned out quite well…

This card was made to demonstrate the Tattered Lace Pleating Die.  For those readers not familiar with it, this die is the perfect way to make decorative rosettes, amongst other things.  When first cut, the die not only does all the scoring for you, but it also adds this beautiful decorative border along one edge.  After pleating the die cut along each scoreline, the two ends are then brought together and joined using a strong adhesive – I used red liner tape for its strength and instant ‘grip’. The rosette is formed simply by pressing down the pleated die cut in the middle.

To make this card, I cut out both of the small discs.  I placed the plain disc underneath the rosette and filled the gap in the centre of the rosette with hot glue before popping the decorative disc on top to hide all the workings.  I think this makes a beautiful rosette, mainly because of the fancy decorative border around the edges.

However it wouldn’t be a Tattered Lace die if it only has one use, so this card shows how I used the same die cut to create the frilled border panel that I have placed diagonally across the card.

Although the die scores the paper at approximately five millimetre intervals I have actually only burnished every fifth or sixth scoreline to create these pleats.

The rest of the detail of this card was made using the Tattered Lace Paisley Parade Die set.

All in all I was quite pleased with how this card turned out, and it was satisfying to be able to create two entirely different elements using the same die. 

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