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for using the Sizzix, Tim Holtz Rosette Die. Here are a couple of tips for using this fun and popular die to make your own embellishments.First of all if you have had trouble with your strip tearing apart at the perforation while trying to assemble simply add a piece of scotch tape on the back either before or after you run it through your die cut machine. Another way to give your die cut strip more stability is to use Tim Holtz tissue tape.  You can see here I die cut my rosette strip out of plain white cardstock, added the tissue tape across the entire length then…

I added Stormy Sky Distress Stains over the entire piece. After it was completely dry I accordion folded and assembled the Rosette. I adhered it to a circle underneath and filled it with glossy accents to glue it all together. It does take some time to dry and I usually put an acrylic block on top to hold it in place while it dries.
I added a button to finish it off.
I’ve been taking another online card class with Jennifer McGuire and she had some great ideas with Rosettes. Here is my take on what I learned. I use the die with the small and medium Rosettes on them. For this Rosette I cut 2 of  the medium ones and then cut one in half.
I stamped the larger one with a background stamp and then using my ink blending tool added a lighter blue color.
On the smaller strip I used my ink blending tool to add the Orange color distress ink and then adhered that strip across the middle using glossy accents to secure it .
Once it was dry I accordion folded it and glued the ends together.
After adhering it to a circle and letting it dry completely I used my ink blending tool to add some brown ink and a button to finish it off.
You can also vary the size of your rosette’s by adding another strip off the edge to create a wider strip which will create a larger Rosette, or by cutting some off the edge to create a smaller one. Here is a card where I added the smaller strip to the larger strip using a double sided paper…
Hope you have fun creating Rosettes…and if you don’t have this fun die we can always order one for you or you can make these on your own using a score board.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a creative day!

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