Monday, 27 September 2010

Rosette Flower

Hi all,

I'm a guest designer on today.

This time I'm going to show you how to make your own paper rosettes. As some of you may know Tim Holtz has just brought a die out which makes a paper rosette. I have this die, it's great but you are limited by size. I thought I would put the task to my Gypsy and see what she could come up with.

The blue Rosette is my first attempt. I thought it turned out quite well.

This is the Gypsy screen. I used Gypsy Font for the rectangle and the circles. The rectangle was 7.75 inches by 1 inch. The flowers were 1/2 inch. I could have gone smaller, but I know that sometimes the Gypsy can take a long time cutting something too delicate. The first time I cut this I had 3 strips of the rectangle and 6 circles. The Gypsy froze when it finished cutting. I turned it off and adjusted it to the above and it cut fine. I cut it once, blade 5, pressure high.

This is the strips cut out on the Expression. I used double sided card.

You then have to fold it alternately like an accordian or a fan.

Join the two ends on each strip to the other strip so it forms a cylinder. You then need to gather one end of the cylinder together whilst pushing the other end out. I couldn't photograph this bit as I couldn't hold it down and take a photo. You then stick the circles on both sides in the middle. Like the picture below. This holds the rosette in place.

I hope you like this tutorial. It was a lot of fun to make. i'm going to try different lengths and sizes of the circle to see what the Gypsy can cope with.

Kelly x


mforquer said...

Kelly - love this girl! Great tutorial and so nice that it can be done on the G!!! Thanks for sharing.

CraftyGirl said...

Great tutorial!! I love how you designed it on your gypsy and then cut it!!
Barb :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kelly this is an awesome project, so much so people are asking for the cut file!!! Wowsers!

scootin granny said...

Would it be easier for the Gypsy to cut if the circles were just on one side of the rectangle? The inside is just pushed into the middle and the scallop part doesn't show as the circle is put on the top of it. Does this make sense? It would take less cutting time and would require only half of the rectangle being cut with scallops