The design team is celebrating the 11th birthday of Scrapbook & Cards Today with some fun birthday-themed projects! Here is my contribution to the festivities:
HAPPY 4TH BDAY by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I've seen paper rosettes making a comeback lately and I wanted to give them a go again! But, I reeeeeally didn't want them to be too thick - bulky embellishments means I can't fit as many pages into a scrapbook (despite my last scrappy post, HA! But I did make this layout before that one ;) and I need all the space I can get! So, I made them only 1/8" thick. It was a labor of love but it was 1000% worth it!
JOURNALING SAYS: Happy birthday sweet & adorable Jane! How did you grow up so fast? You bring us so much laughter and joy with your hilarious self!
HOW TO: I started by trying to figure out if this technique was even possible in such a minute scale. Using a scoring board I scored every 1/8" on one of the papers from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad - there are 6 papers that have rose gold foiling and 6 that are die cut and ready to layer! I used the tiny rose gold hearts paper and attempted to make a thin rosette. Let's just say I gave up on the first attempt. Then I made one that had scored lines every 1/4", but like I predicted, it was just too darn thick for my layout, albeit much much much easier to make. I tried again at 1/8", this time not trying to rush the process and tweaked my folding technique until I got it right! Once I figured out how to make one, I couldn't stop. I varied the width of the papers to get different sized rosettes. My favorite part is seeing the new pattern that emerges when the paper is looped together - I LOVE the top right rosette on the layout - that paper is triangles of color but look at the beautiful design it makes once it's a rosette! Swoon. After all the rosettes were made (I had to stop when my fingers were too numb to do any more minuscule folding and creasing lol), I picked a background paper. Since I chose Oh My Heart papers that were mostly bright colors on a white background for the rosettes I needed a darker background to help them stand out and become the focal element. I hadn't used the periwinkle stripes paper yet and it looked beautiful as the background so that was that! I splashed white acrylic paint over the background and let it dry. Then I layered the rosettes on top, trying not to overlap them a whole heckuva lot because that would have defeated the purpose of making them so thin lol. I punched three photos of Jane on her birthday into 2" circles and matted them with white cardstock. I made them circles to continue with the round theme - round rosettes, round splashes, round photos. Next I tied a rainbow of baker's twine into bows and added one to the center of each rosette. On the largest rosette I created the title with Thickers and mini alphabet stickers. I fussy cut a white scalloped border from a 6x6 paper, stamped journaling lines above, and wrote my journaling to finish! You can watch the entire process in a YouTube video below!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Thickers, mini alphabet stickers, journaling lines stamp: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Scoring board, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's Twine: Divine Twine; Paint: FolkArt; Circle punch: EK Success
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch how this layout came to be and how to make these 1/8" paper rosettes:
Happy 11th birthday to Scrapbook & Cards Today!