Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Mashup!! Everything's Coming Up Rosettes!

Hello and Happy Friday, Everyone!! It's time for another fun and fabulous Friday Mashup challenge!! This week, Holly has a great sketch for us, plus a "technique"...
  1. Make a project using "Paper Rosettes"
  2. Make a project using the sketch above
  3. Or Mash it Up and make a project with paper rosettes using the sketch above!

Aye, aye, aye!! I really struggle with paper flowers (other plain punches! LOL!) I have the new Simply Score tool from Stampin' Up...but my fine motor skills stink!! So, while many of the uber talented design team members created some FABULOUS rosettes, accordion-style, I took a different approach. I TRIED the great accordion flowers...several times. Tried the spiral-cut-scallop-circle-flower-...Nada.

So, you get a PUNCHED "flower!" Hey, at least I got the sketch right! LOL!

The sketch is flipped, since I had this piece of card stock cut and ready to go. My card base is early espresso. I used some Paisley Petals dsp, plus made some of my own with the Paisley Petals stamp set (arrived in my home this week!) My hand made designer paper was stamped on whisper white card stock, using early espresso ink and colored with blender pens. I used river rock, soft suede, pear pizazz and not quite navy ink...then sponged with river rock and pear pizazz. I pulled out my neglected ticket corner punch for the stamped panel and layer of not quite navy. For the flower, I punched out an extra large baja breeze scallop circle, sponged with not quite navy ink. I layered it with a large designer button found in the Holiday Mini, and added a sentiment from On Your Birthday. I still have 2 birthdays to take care of this month!!

Hope you join us foer this week's challenge! Be sure to check out the inspiration pieces from the design team on the Friday Mashup blog!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. As soon as I saw your card, I knew the rosette hadn't worked for you! :( Love the big button!

    Lesley did a great job on your header... look fabulous!

  2. Heidi, I like the way you flipped the sketch, and the message on the button... Nice work!

  3. Love the way you flipped the sketch, I followed your example. Love the earth tones you used.

  4. Great job on flipping the sketch and I love your homemade DSP! Sometimes we all face different struggles with certain techniques- thanks for sharing and you were able to create a beauty even without the rosette!

  5. Hi Kim,

    I really like the colour combo you've used, and your own designer paper too! That paisley petals set is on my wish list!

    Great inspiration card.
    Kasey ~ in OZ

  6. Your button in the center is so cute! At least you knew it wasn't going to turn out good before you went in.. And you did use the sketch perfectly.. So I'll let ya