Challenge Circles – Happy Birthday Rosette

Tuesday is here again and time for another Stamp-n-Doodle challenge.
This week we are challenging you to use circles or ovals on your creation, what will you be able to come up with I wonder.
Of course, we would love to see you use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image on your creation, but you are not required to use one to join us. Come have some fun and a chance to win a digi from STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP!
 I look forward to see what you post over on the Stamp -n-Doodle challenge blog.
I am really enjoying being on this design team, not only do I get a chance to use use some lovely images, but it is giving me a chance to actually get making again. I thought that while my husband was working away for a couple of weeks at a time I would have more time to create. Its not quite worked out that way, and I always seem to find I get caught up with giving priority to other jobs, and of course being a Mum.
Talking of which the inspiration for this card today, is the state of my 10 year olds’ school books!! When he pulls them out for homework each night, I see them get progressively more dog-earred and graffitti’d as the year goes on. being I bit of a stickler more keeping papers and books neat and tidy, I really have to bite my tongue and not nag too much about keeping them tidy. It would fall on deaf ears !!!
As a celebration of the scruffy books, i too have created a neatly dog earred card  hehe…….. hope you like it.

Card Recipe
Nice Kitty image from the Stamp-n-Doodle shop
Cricut Imagine cartridge – Notebook doodles (all paper on card)
Cricut Cartridge Ribbons & Rosettes – 6x stamp2 (p56) sections cut at 2″
button & bakers twine from stash
Kaisercraft bubblewrap & grid clear stamps
various clear doodle stamps from stash
Black soot distress ink
Card Candy 8×8″ card blank
1) For the rosette, the way they are made using the cricut cartridge, is to cut sections a couple of inches long, in the desired height (remember the finished diameter of the rosette is twice the height of each section), and stick them all together forming a long chain.
The chain for this rosette ended up 3″ high, 24″ long.
2) Concertina fold all the way along the 24″  at the pre scored markers (to do yourself score along the strip at 1 or 1.5 cm intervals). Adhere the 2 ends together (ensuring the concertine continues) to form a ring.
3) Prepare a 2″ diameter circle of cardstock with a generous ‘dollop’ of your tried and tested glue.  Push the centre of the concertina’d ring don onto the circle of card, and put a heavy weight on top  – and applly some patience while the glue dries. hehe, honeslty you really must be patient because the rosette will not be usable until glue has dried completely.
4) The image was printed then coloured with promarkers, and matted and latered onto co-ordinating coloured circle mats. Glue on top of rosette with a strong glue.
5) The rossette was placed onto the card and the backing paper was stamped with various doodle stamps using black soot distress ink. The distressed tearing of the backing paper was dampened slightly to allow the paper to soften and therefore be rolled and to stay in position.

Hope you have enjoyed this post, thank you for taking the time to look.

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