How to Alter the Sizzix Rosette Die

I played with my Sizzix Rosette paper dies and varied the flowers by altering their edges before assembling.   I did this with the two different sized Sizzix Rosette dies (three flower sizes), border punches, and an old pair of deckle edge scissors.  First I cut some scraps of patterned paper with the rosette dies:

Then following a tip Tim Holtz shares in the Compendium of Curiosities II, I flipped them over and added strips of tissue tape to reinforce them:

I took the smallest ones “as is” and folded them accordion-style, then inked the edges and the raised folds with black soot distress ink:

I cut the remainder with different border punches and scissors:

Here they are assembled.  All the pieces have been edged with the Black Soot Distress Ink before assembling.  I’ve added Dyan Reaveley’s Ink Sprays to some (Pink Bubblegum and Vibrant Turquoise) and Perfect Pearls Biscotti to others, but I left most plain.

This is a great way to use up your paper scraps, and put a bit of a personalized spin on your embellishments.  The sprays really liven up the papers, too.  One other tip I’ll share is they are more sturdy if you glue a second circle (or even just a scrap of paper) to the back.

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