Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Crepe Paper Rosettes

Yesterday I showed you my inspiration for all of the cards I've been making recently, in my walking pneumonia induced stupor. I wanted to show you how easy it is to make the rosettes that I've been adding to everything. The rosettes are so fun to make, and the beauty of it is, you probably already have crepe paper in your party supply stash from birthday parties, etc. I had a bunch of black and orange in my halloween decoration stash from a party we had 5 years ago...don't buy new, just use what you have! White works great too...I glimmer misted ( by Tattered Angels) the white and turned it into terra cotta orange! You'll just need a needle and thread (any color), and your crepe paper. I started by spraying my crepe paper with glimmer mist to give it a shimmery coating. Take your heat gun and immediately run it over the crepe paper to dry it (it drys BEAUTIFULLY!). Then cut the crepe paper into skinny, 1/2 inch strips, 1/2" wide by 6" long. You can experiment with different widths...the wider the strip, the bigger the rosette. Take your needle and thread and do a running stitch through the length of the crepe paper, at the edge. Gather the ends together and pull until it forms a circle.

Tie it off by making a couple of knots. This will not show, so don't worry about the thread color. Turn the rosette over and put a few dabs of liquid glue in the center. Choose a glitter color and dump it on the glue. EASY!

Think of the possibilities...the white crepe paper could be STAMPED instead of glimmer misted! OH MAN! I need to go play with these again! Ok, move it along, Lisa.

Here's a shot of the crepe paper with glimmer mist added, so you can see the difference it makes. These 3 colors were spritzed with walnut gold glimmer mist. Have you guys SEEN the new fall glimmer mist colors?! I'm freaking out. I just ordered 2 more Glimmer Mist colors from Eclectic Paperie last Friday, and now I need to go back and order more because they added the fall and winter colors! I'm SO ALL OVER the mistletoe, holly berry, snowflake, harvest orange & SUGAR COOKIE!

This card was made with the Crafty Secrets "Seasonal" Booklet images. The paper is from the "Earthy" paper pad. Martha Stewart Yellow gold glitter. The "Halloween Cutie" image is from the Halloween vintage cuts. Swirls are from the Cherub set.



Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is great, thanks so much for sharing

chelemom said...

So cute as always! Gotta dig out my glimmer mist!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love what you did with the glimmer mist...gotta try it out on the crepe paper!! Your cards are great!! I just got home from a weeks vacation and my Wizard arrived...hope to be making more cards! I worked on some watercolors while I was gone...thanks for all your inspiration!!! Laurie

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much for explaining the crepe paper rosettes! I have been looking at those and wondering where people are getting them. You've solved a big mystery for me and I am very grateful!Thank you for inspiring me. I truly love your art! :)

Heather said...

LZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You seriously blow me away - seriously! I freaking LOVE the cards - and those CREPE PAPER ROSETTES!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! Love love love!

Valerie said...

Well aren't you just TOO FREAKIN SMART! LOVE the glimmered crepe paper!

SugarLoveHoney said...

I'm glad I found you! I've been wanting to learn how to make these! :)