Guess what?! I'm the Guest Designer for Thursdays in December on the PaperWorks Co blog! I'm honoured to be able to create and feature some projects using some of my favourite stamps & papers.
Here’s a project featuring a double-sided rosette ornament and this week's SCS Technique challenge of sponging. This past Spring I helped make like 100 rosettes for my friend’s wedding escort tags and guess what? I still love them! Oh and our rosettes were featured on the Ruffled blog, too! I was *so* excited to hear that!
This rosette ornament is perfect for double-sided papers, like Echo Park Paper Co! My finished rosette ornament is about 5” in diameter and would be perfect either on the tree or on a wreath.
To make the rosette, I cut 2 strips of 2” X 12” from the Echo Park Paper. I then punched a border with my Scallop Diamond border punch. This step is optional. Then, I folded each strip of paper every ½”. I glued the ends of the papers together to make a circle. Then I pressed the centre of the rosette down, making sure my scalloped edge is on the outside. I weighed it down while I coloured in my images. Note: when glueing the images to the rosette, use a strong glue or even a glue gun and then weigh it down again with something.
For the oh-so-cute Owl, I masked the 3 bats to turn my Hallowe’en owl into a snowy owl. To make the night sky and the blue moon, I sponged some black and some blue inks onto my image. I also sponged some Liquid Pearls onto the moon and added Liquid Pearls to the owl. I added ‘snow’ by adding Ice Stickles to the branches. I coloured some of the buttons with some Ranger alcohol ink.
For the Mistletoe image, I also embellished with Ice Stickles for snow and Liquid Pearls on the mistletoe. Both paper doilies on each side were sponged with ink.
Thanks for checking out my lil’ project!
Stamps: Happy Owl-O-Ween (RAM for PWCO), Under the Mistletoe (Christmas Freckle Collection - PWCO)
Paper: Raspberry Delight from the Sweet Summertime Collection (Echo Park Paper Co)
Ink: Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk (Memento), Aegean Blue (VersaMagic), Copic Markers (Owl: BG10, E0000, E00, E29, E49, R0000, RV14, T0, Y11. Mistletoe: B41, B97, BG000, E00, E33, E49, E71, G94, R0000, R81, R89, YG03, YG97, YR65.)
Tools: Mega Circle punch (Marvy), Scallop Diamond border punch (EK Success)
Embellishments: paper doily, Aspen & Alpine snowflake punches (Martha Stewart), White Opal (Liquid Pearls), Crystal Ice (Ice Stickles), buttons, silver baker’s twine, glitter ribbon, pearlescent beads, alcohol ink (Ranger)