Monday, December 5, 2011

Gigantic Rosette Wreath... Love...


Wow,

Time sure goes fast around the holidays!  There's been so much going on lately and not much time to blog.  I can't believe my last post was a month ago!

The good news is, I have gotten a few things done that I want to share!

First, I just finished this big giant fan fold flower, or rosette, or whatever they are called.  Most of you know my infatuation with those things (I use TH Paper Rosette dies for the ones I make), so you can imagine how my heart raced when I came across this video via Pinterest "Large Rosette Wreath" by Jennifer McGuire.  Oh my word!  The video hadn't even finished and I already had my scoreboard out and DP ready to start my own wreath!  What fun!!  Woo hooo!!  This thing is about 12" across and it took about an hour to make from beginning to end.  If I had it planned out, it would not have taken as long, so really, they are pretty simple and definitely fun!! It's made with Basic Grey's holiday papers (Figgy Pudding and Blitzen I believe) from the last couple of years and some KandCompany die cuts that I got sometime ago. 


For perspective on it's size, here is the same photo but shown how it's hanging on a column in my living room.  It's quite sturdy because a circle of chipboard has been adhered to the back per the tutorial.  Talk about a great way to use up some of that holiday paper I'm trying to finish up!!  Be sure to check out Jennifer's blog to see the tutorial.




 And for goodness sakes, aren't you on Pinterest yet???  :)

Then I have all of these next cards that I put together.  I'm working on a card workshop that I'm doing next weekend so I'm trying to figure out 3 or 4 relatively simple Christmas cards for the girls to do since they are all novices.  These are some of my contenders.




The poinsettia die is Marianne Design Creatables, the medium flower.




This next one is using Penny Black's "Cardinals" image stamped in SU Chocolate Chip, and highlighted with a white gel pen and an Early Espresso SU marker. 


This card is more Basic Grey holiday DP, a TH Rosette (yay!) and some little red bells from Hobby Lobby.




The center of the rosette is a chipboard piece from Crate Paper's Winter Day collection and the snowflake border is a MS border punch.







Next up, this very CAS card featuring Sizzix Textured Impressions Folder 4 pack called "Winter Botanicals".  The little red bow is a holiday embellishment from Hobby Lobby's tree decorating section.  They have tons of mini ornament things so this is one of them from there. 

Lastly for today, is this card that I made after virtually attending the "Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011" that I signed up for with Kristina Werner and friends.  The class was awesome, but even more so was "meeting" some more very talented crafters like Jennifer McGuire who is mentioned at the very beginning of this post.  I learned at least a couple of new techniques (new to me anyways!) and I'm inspired to try Casing several more of the cards they did.  It was really awesome!
The focus on this card is the sketch.  The two strips of DP going from top to bottom are an example of ways to use up some scraps.  The chipboard focal piece is from Crate Papers Snow Day Collection.

And that's it for now!  TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

2 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Wow! They're all amazing. You've been very busy. Definitely have to check out that 12" rosette tutorial!

One4Joy said...

oh my goodness, Anne! that's a mighty fine giant rosette...with the most excellent papers...I still have and love those papers. Here's to slower times for more inspiring things!