Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson |Bubble & Fizz for Australia Day – Part 1
Every year I mean to make something special for Australia Day, but always seem to run out of time. It’s so close to Christmas and the New Year and is a few days after school resumes – why they don’t wait till afterwards has never made sense to me – it just seems to get a little lost in my creating calendar.
However, this year, I’ve actually done it! 🙂 I have four projects to share with you over the next two weeks – I can’t really spread them out anymore – all for Australia Day and all use the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (which is ONLY available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward).
Here’s a quick look at all the projects together and I’ll be sharing the details for each one over the next two weeks. I know many of my readers aren’t from Australia, but these projects could be used for any celebration with a simple change of paper and decoration.
Anyone who’s followed my blog for a while will know I’m a big fan of rosettes. Every now and then I go through a bit of stage where they’re on everything and I thought I have a go at making a really big one as a home décor piece.
This beauty measures a bit over 13″ or 34cm in diameter and uses two full sheets of 12″ x 12″ DSP. This yellow paper with its subtle pattern made me think of sandy beaches and Summer weather and seemed perfect as the base for my decoration.
To save a little time score your paper every 1/2″ before you cut in into two 6′ x 12″ strips. If you’re using a directional paper make sure the correct orientation is on the side you are scoring.
After I’d scored, cut and accordion folded each piece I adhered them together to make a circle. I did trim a little off the overlapping ends to get a nice valley-mountain join which is nearly invisible on the finished rosette.
This rosette was surprisingly easy to make, far less springy than the little ones, which was great when working with such a large piece. I used 2-1/4″ circles completely covered in Tombow Multipurpose Glue for the front and back and also added glue between each valley-mountain fold for extra security. Hot glue would probably be faster, but I don’t like using it, so stuck with what I knew 🙂
I added a larger DSP circle layered onto Thick Whisper White to finish off the front and traced around a small plate to get a large circle for the back to give some extra stability that this large piece needed. Both these pieces were adhered with Tombow to the rosette.
The letters and word “celebrate” were die cut from the *new* Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper and I could cut them all from just one 6″ x 6″ piece with some scraps leftover for other projects 🙂
The letters were die cut using the Large Letter Framelits and the word “celebrate” using the *new* Celebrate You Thinlits ( available as a FREE Level 2 reward in the Sale-A-Bration brochure).
The stars were die cut using some retired framelits in my stash – sorry, but you can easily find templates to trace online, decorate your rosette with something different or you may even have some in your own stash 🙂
I used Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey and Calypso Coral cardstock and a little Iridescent Glimmer Paper for my stars and once again adhered everything using Tombow. I did pop a clear block on top of each element as I worked to them keep in contact with the mountains of the rosette until they were dry and so far everything has stayed on beautifully.
Well that’s my pretty, simple project for today, I hope you liked it! It’s currently sitting in our bookcase in the lounge room and looks rather lovely with the other projects surrounding it, like a mini sun 🙂
I hope you’ll come back to see the rest 🙂
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