Friday, 26 April 2013

KCRR #15 {Rosettes and Brayering}

Happy Friday!

I placed my "retired" Stampin Up order tonight! Surprisingly there weren't too many stamp sets or accessories that I just had to get before they were gone. However, I did buy the Family Reunion stamp set, the Little Additions stamp set and the Two by Two stamp. I think I will make great use out of these ones! There aren't too many baby-themed images in the catalogue, so I thought Little Additions would be an essential part of my stamp collection. Family Reunion has a lot of useful words that can be used for cards or scrapbooking. And Two by Two is such an adorable image, I couldn't resist! One accessory I just had to get was the Spider Web embossing folder. This will be a fun one to use around Halloween! I also picked up Wisteria Wonder bakers twine -- I'm kind of happy this colour is included in the new Stampin Up colour collections for 2013-2014!

Friday is not only one day closer to the weekend, it is the day we install a new KCRR challenge!

The two elements that were randomly chosen are:

At first I wasn't too sure about these two items. Rosettes take some time to put together and brayering is not one of my favourite techniques. But I sketched an idea, put my creative cap on and this is what I came up with:

I absolutely love it! I first made the rosette using polka dot Melon Mambo designer paper. I covered the center with a punched out circle with the sentiment "happy Birthday wishes" stamped on it. Rhinestones are added to embellish it. I wasn't too sure what to do about the background... I know I wanted to do something 'swirly'. I deviated from my original sketch and pulled out my French Filigree background stamp and decided to try the emboss resist technique (I was inspired by Karly's recent card). I stamped it in Versamark Ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and brayered over it with Melon Mambo ink. It turned out exactly how I pictured it!

To make the rosette, simply cut a piece of designer paper at 1" x 12". Score at every 1/4". Accordion/fan fold and attach the ends together. "Push" down flat and secure it with hot glue in the centre (I find hot glue works the best). Add an embellishment or sentiment to the front and secure to the card with glue dots. 

Isn't it fun? I love how full of colour it is! It is sure to brighten someone's birthday! :)

I am also entering this card in the Just Add Ink challenge this week and the CAS-ual Friday challenge. Just Add Ink's challenge is to add a fun background and CAS-ual Friday's challenge theme is Birthday Bash.

Just Add...a FUN background!

Make sure to hop on over to Karly's Creations to see what she has created using these two elements. Her card is gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: French Filigree (ret), Petite Pairs
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo
Tools: 1-1/4" Circle punch, Simply Scored Board, Heat tool, Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Rhinestones (Michael's)


  1. Charissa that emboss resist technique using the swirls looks so fun and dramatic with the Melon Mambo colour. So glad you had fun doing this background as you have made a beautiful card from it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. The brayering and embossing in the background are so beautiful! The inking has great texture. I love the rosette--perfect for a birthday! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. That sure is a fun background, Charissa! Love how bright and happy this card is. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  4. What a lovely bright background, it has turned out great! That rosette looks amazing too.

  5. Lovely Background Charissa! Love the Mambo brayering and emboss resist, a great combo and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  6. This is a great and bright birthday card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  7. What gorgeous card and your is background is beautiful - love your bright colour choice! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  8. beautiful background. very pretty card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous background and card Charissa!

  10. Wow emboss resisting the filigree made a stunning background Charissa! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.