Saturday, October 31, 2015

BOO Rosette Tutorial (Ann Greenspan)

BOO Rosette Tutorial
by Ann Greenspan

I used the Chevron Borders and Edgers  die by Frantic Stamper to make the pointy edge on my rosette. I also used the Round Scalloped Vignette
and the Round Vignette BOO Insert, also by Frantic Stamper, for the top of the rosette,

To make the rosette, I first cut a strip of paper that was 1.5" wide by 12" long.  I then cut along one of the long edges of the paper with the Chevron Edge die.  After that was done, I placed the paper on a scoring board horizontally (landscape) and scored every 1/4", scoring down in each of the valleys and at the very top of each of the peaks.  I had to reposition the paper every now and then so the peaks and valleys would line up perfectly with the score lines, but that was easy enough to do.

The next step was to fan fold the strip of paper along each of the score lines:

Bring the two ends of the strip together to see if the last section of each strip has a peak or a valley fold.  You want one of each so if you have two of the same fold, just cut one off along the score line.

Place a strip of double sided tape or use liquid adhesive on one of the ends of the strip and adhere it to the opposite end of the strip, overlapping the two so the folds are continuously peak/valley/peak/valley, etc.

Now you need to decide which side of the rosette will be the top side that will show on your card and which will be the bottom.  You want to take a punched out circle that is about 1.5" diameter (or hand cut one, it doesn't have to be perfect) and hot glue it to the center of the side that will be the bottom of the rosette.  Push down on the "bracelet" ring until you have a flat circle, then adhere the punched out circle with hot glue:

While the glue is drying, flip the rosette over carefully, trying not to let it pop up, and press down on the good side, making sure it lays flat on the table.  It will look like this from the good side:

Now you can cover the center with whatever you choose.  I used the Round Scalloped Vignette on mine.  Here are some other rosettes, all with the pointy edge from the Chevron die:

I filled the center of the Round Scalloped Vignette with the BOO Insert.  I love the drippy goo look to this die:

*** Materials for this project available at


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