Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Last Projects with Memory Works

I can't believe that my this is my last post for Memory Works! I have truly enjoyed being a guest designer for them, and I have loved playing with the Express Kit!

Now I want to talk you through a little tutorial. Rosettes are all the craze right now. Scrapbook Update has put rosettes on the trend watch list, and I love that! Not only are they a flower, but they are a great circle embeliishment. I was going to take pictures for you while I was creating, but I thought I'd explain a little and let you hook up to Scrapbook Update's link. They have fabulous pictures, and I think you'll really enjoy what you learn there!

Start with a piece of paper that is 1" x 12". Of course you can adjust this if you'd like a bigger circle. Accordion fold at 1/4" increments. At this point I bring out my hot glue gun and adhere the two ends together in a circle. The rosette wants to pop up rather than stay in it's pretty little circle. Punch a 1" circle and adhere that to the back with your glue gun. It will hold the rosette in placeso that you can decorate the front any way that you wish! I made one and used it as the focal embellishment on this card. As you'll notice, I stacked a couple of buttons and a gem and glued that to the center of my rosette.

I had so many embellishments and paper left from the Express Kit that I created a few more cards for your enjoyment.

As I said, it has been such a pleasure to work with Memory Works this month! After working with this yummy-licious February Express Kit, I can't wait to see what March holds!!

Memory Works Items Used: February Express Kit Love Potion; Zva Bling; My Mind's Eye Union Square "Perfect" Stamp Set


Laurel said...

Such pretty cards, each and everyone!

Jade said...

You are so awesome Brenda! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Tanya R said...

How many ways can you say GORGEOUS! Love all of these cards.

Karen Pedersen said...

Gorgeous, every last one!

{Ross} said...

Fantastics cards!! All beautifuls!

yyam said...

These cards are amazing! Great mix of colors and layers! :)

Lynn said...

I've really enjoyed your posts over at the MemoryWorks blog! Great projects. tfs