Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The wonderful scallop edged circle

As promised I said that I would show/tell you how to make the scallop edges around your circles! It's so easy when you know how, which by the end of this YOU WILL!! :0)
I mentioned that I learnt this at Convention by none other than the wonderful, beautiful, special Shelli!!! Yes Shelli!! How cool is that! (check out her blog HERE!)

Firstly you need to cut a length of designer series paper (dsp) 2cm x 12" ( I know this sounds confusing but I just cut it across a new sheet of dsp)
Then using the scallop edge punch, punch along the length of the dsp, see here...

Next you need to cut little snips up towards the scallop middle, not all the way, just a bit!! Once you have done that start bringing them in so they overlap each other! (oh does this make sense??) It will start to look like this

This is what the piece will look like once you've gone all the way around the cuts!! Hope yours does too!
It's up to you how BIG you'd like your circle, I just traced around a small Tupperware container, you can see the circle and then I've cut mine out! (we don't have the luxury of one of the fancy cutters here in Aus... yet!)
Then with your snail adhesive (this is the easiest but sticky strip will be fine also!) Run a small amount around the edge of the circle. (can you see it shinning?)

Then with your dsp, start to adhere it to the circle, I find it easiest to hold it up, and run the scallops around with it facing out, like it would be once it's completed (once again hope this makes sense?!) This is what the back looks like.

So now here you go...this is the front finished!!

This is not something I've done before though I've seen step-by-step instructions all the time at other peoples blogs! I hope my instructions have been easy to follow, and helpful for your next project!!

Now here's my finished card!!
I've made this for my brother-in-law Tim who's birthday it is tomorrow. I loved the sketch challenge I entered yesterday so I based it on that layout again!!! I've used the Big Bold Birhtday set, see how great the teeny tiny happy birthday looks as the background, just stamped in the basic grey. This set always makes for great cards especailly those hard to make male ones!!

And how cool are these button's from the button bouquet, with a piece of twine threaded through it still looks blokey!! You gotta have button's and ribbon even for the men!! (in my book anyway! he he!!)

Let me know how you go with your scallop edged circles, I'd love to hear from you!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Make a Wish
Set: Big bold birthday & Frames with a flourish
Ink: Basic grey, Kiwi kiss and Baja breeze
Card: Basic grey, Baja breeze and whisper white
Acc: Urban garden dsp, button bouquet, Kiwi kiss satin ribbon and twine


Heather Cudmore said...

Terrific card Sharn, where did you get the cool frame from? Anyway, just wanted to let you know how cool this post is...totally like others i've seen with the step-by-step pics. The instructions make perfect sense (at least to me! he he).

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try it now, but absolutely makes sense to me amanda xx

The Stampin Cupboard said...

I reckon that looks great Sharnee, I shall try it next week :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the step-by-step. I've tried this before and failed. Am SURE to succeed with these instructions (as soon as I get a minute to myself that is!) love Carli