5th Birthday rosette.........

 I don't know about you, but I go through phases where I'll try something new or different, then do it to death! I did exactly that with rosettes. Now, there is a Cricut cart that features Rosettes and Ribbons, and it cuts the rosettes and marks the pleats for you, but to be honest they are so easy to make without paying out for a new cart. For this one I made a 2 1/2" diameter rosette using two pieces of 12 x 1 3/4" strips of paper, scored at 1cm intervals, adhered together at the short ends, folded along the score lines then joined into a ring and squashed flat to make a rosette. I added a circle of cardstock to the top of the rosette and weighted it down until the rosette was well and truly secured. I then added a scalloped edged circle cut from pink cardstock with a white birthday word embossed circle on the top. The '5' was cut from pink glitter cardstock and adhered to the embossed circle with foam pads. The rosette was adhered to a square card decorated with Me To You papers and a punched, ribbon trimmed border. 'Birthday Girl' was cut from more pink glitter card and adhered below the border with foam pads. A large bloom and some paper leaves completes the front of the card.
You can see from this photo the depth of the pleats. This card would need a large letter stamp if you posted it because it's more than 5mm deep. I put large letter stamps on all my posted cards, then I can be sure that they reach their destination.
Carts used:
Scalloped circle- Lacy Labels
Circle- George
5- Quarter Note
Birthday Girl- Life's A Party
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

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