VB Tutorial: Mysterious Rosettes
Hi Villababes and Villadudes!

How fun is the September VBKit, Mysterious?! I love the elegance, the darkness, the mystery...

For today’s blog post I’ll be showing you how to make rosettes out of the digital paper and use the digital clipart as accent pieces to create a Halloween decor piece for your home or office.

Supplies needed for this project:
- VBKit digital papers and clip art
- A wet adhesive and/or a glue gun
- Score board
- Paper trimmer
- Distress ink (optional)
To start you’ll need to figure out what digital paper pattern you’ll be using for each rosette. After you’ve figured that out, you’ll need to print out four full size sheets (8.5in x 11in) for your large rosette, two full size sheets for your medium rosette, and one full size sheet for your small rosette.

Now that you have your sheets printed, you want to cut them down to:
- 4 strips at 6 inches x 11.5 inches (large rosette)
- 3 strips at 4 inches x 11.5 inches (medium rosette)
- 2 strips at 3 inches x 11.5 inches (small rosette)
Now that you have your strips, you’ll want to score your paper every 1/2 inch.
After you’ve scored all your pieces, go ahead and fold them like an accordion.
Now you’ll glue the ends of your pieces together and close them up to make a ring.
It’s almost a rosette, woohoo! It’s time to flatten it, pinch it together, and glue something on the back to help it keep its rosette shape.

I cut a small circle, added adhesive, and glued it to the back of the rosette.
It’s time to do it all over again and continue the same process with the other two rosettes.

This step is optional, but I used Tim Holtz distress ink to give them an added layer of dimension.
Now that all the rosettes are done, here comes the fun part! It’s time to layer. Have fun with it, move things around, find out a layout that works for you.

I put the medium rosette on the bottom left of the large one, and then layered the small one over both the medium and large one.
The last step is to add deco. I chose a few of my favorite pieces and made a Happy Halloween banner to finish off my project. You can glue ribbon or string to the back of the large rosette to make it a wall hanging, or you can leave it like I did and prop it against the wall where you’ll be decorating for Halloween.
Thank you all so much for reading and I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative and do something out of your norm. This was my first time making rosettes and I had so much fun!  

I already have a few more projects up my sleeve. Tag me on Instagram if you try this project, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Happy crafting!
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