Sunday, November 14, 2010

41 Days to Christmas

I have been royally told off about counting days lol, so in my final card for the week,  I am showing you one of my favourite techniques first shown by Wendy Vecchi on her blog, which I have used time and time again! This technique is fiddly, and you need the patience of Job to do it, but boy the results are stunning!  Firstly you need the Rosette die, and I do have some more coming in stock next week, so you can pre-order by emailing me if you wish. Cut 7 rosettes,( I used the Retro Grunge Papers) and make them slightly different widths by cutting off the straight edge. Then gather them up so they are in a half rosette and secure one of the little rounds to the folded edge. This is quite a difficult bit as they spring apart, but with patience you can do it! Cut half of the round off when dry.You will end up with 7 little pleated skirts in ascending sizes. I didn't get time to photograph, so there are no step by steps. I edged all the elements in gold dabber.
I covered the card in different size stickers from the Seasonal Stickers , but you could easily use the new Seasonal Papers. Stick the tree elements onto the card using glossy Accents ( the mini bottles are in stock now!) . Add a star to the top of the Tree!

Old fashioned, and reminding my DH of Christmas's past ... he has asked for this card for himself!!!
This is the final card in my collection, and I have kind of got into making them this year, so more may come out of this marathon!!
Have a great Sunday, and be Creative!
Hugs


11 comments:

Shelann said...

How fun, a little tree out of the rosettes. I just got mine but haven't used it yet. I think I'll copy your tree and add some mini ornaments too. Thanks!

Fuchsia said...

Oh it is so like those old Christmas decs we used to put up when we were little I love it its fantastic !
dont stop counting down please I have only got my grandsons gift and dont usually start till December and your countdown reminds me how much time I have left LOL

Jan said...

I love this card and I can see why your hubby wants it for himself!!!

Lori said...

Love it Jennie! Stellar idea!

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow..patience of Job - not a card for me then, but I love it -specially the background stickers - yum.

craftytrog said...

Another fab card Jennie! The tree looks fab! No wonder Mal wants it! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Love the tree... i think that Rosette looks fab like that :O)) Now, plllleeeeease, stop with the countdown ROFL x

Artyjen said...

Love the retro feel :)
xoxo Sioux

Heather x said...

What an awesome idea Jennie, ingenious :)
*hugs* Heather x

Shar said...

Awesome tree, Jennie! Love it!

The Scrappy Tree said...

As Hels said, yes please stop with the countdown, you're stressing me out :) Love the tree! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the technique.

Kristin xxx