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Rosette Heart Matted Wedding Gift for the Adventurer

Rosette Heart Matted Wedding Gift
By: Regena, Artistic Guide

 Finished size:  8" x 8"

Rosette Heart (Stampington)
Scalloped and Small Solid Hearts (Valentines Day Collection Clear stamps from Target)
Happy Wedding Day (Penny Black)
Floral Swirls (Inkadinkado)
5.5" x 5.5" White Matte Utopia coated cardstock (Marco's Paper)
8.5" x 5.5" (half a sheet each) White and Black Glossy cardstock (Marco's Paper)
Pinata brand Chile Pepper Alcohol Ink (Jacquard)
Colorbox Charcoal Chalk ink - (Clearsnap)
Ancient Page Cardinal ink (Clearsnap)
Black 8" Square ‘Gallery Solutions' Frame w/White Textured Mat and 4.5" opening (Michaels)
Blending Solution (Ranger)
Detail Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Alcohol Inks Applicator (Ranger or make your own with a 1" wood block, the loopy side of a Velcro square
and white felt) (Michaels)
Adhesive of choice
Black brush tip marker (Tombow)
Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)
Cutterbee Scissors (EK Success)
Deckle Edge Scissors (Fiskars
Mini Scallop Decorative Scissors (Fiskars)
Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy)
Heat Tool (Milwaukee)
18kt Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
Goldenrod Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)
.375" Wide Red and White Polka Dot Ribbon (Target)
1 Pop Dot
Optional:  8" Square Black textured cardstock or an 8" square black mat (Michaels)


  1. Put 5 to 6 drops of the Chile Pepper ink and a squirt of the blending solution on the applicator felt and ‘pounce' it all over the entire half sheet of white glossy cardstock, adding more ink and solution as needed.  Tip:  The best way to get even color coverage on a half sheet with the ink is to work it randomly all over instead of working from one side or corner to the other.
  2. Heat set the ink for a few seconds, repeat step 1, heat set again. 
  3. Add a third layer of ink and blending solution but this time add a few dots of the gold leafing pen directly to the applicator (with the ink and blending solution) and heat set as your adding the ink all over the sheet.  Doing this keeps the patterns created in the ink from just blending together and ‘locks' all the neat patterns created, especially the gold leaf ink.
  4. Ink the Rosette stamp with the Charcoal ink and carefully stamp it twice on the left side of the background sheet.  Tip:  Stamping in a corner or along a straight edge makes trimming into a panel easier and it's a more efficient way to use your cardstock and papers. 
  5. With the same ink, stamp the hearts and text on the right side of the sheet as shown in the above photo.  Sprinkle the detail black powder on all images, tap off the excess and heat emboss.  Note:  Don't use an anti-static pouch with Alcohol inks before adding embossing powder.  It's really not necessary and it dulls the gloss on the inks.  Excess powder comes off the paper very well.  The following photo shows how the scalloped double hearts were made.
  6. Trim one Rosette panel to 2.75" x 3.375" and the text panel to 2" x 1.5".  Round the corners of both panels with the corner rounder punch and edge with the gold pen.
  7. Layer the Rosette panel with a larger black glossy panel and trim close with the mini scallop scissors, being careful to round the corners evenly.
  8. Layer the text panel with a slightly larger black glossy panel.  Round the top two corners and trim the bottom with deckle edge scissors.  Highlight the word ‘Wedding' with Goldenrod Stickles and add some random glitter glue dots.  Set aside to dry.
  9. On the second Rosette Heart image, cover the top and bottom portions of the ribbon, add highlights to the rose and a single glitter glue dot to each of the double heart images with the Goldenrod Stickles as shown. Cover the entire single small heart. Set aside to dry.  (I forgot to scan this step, but you can see the glitter glue placement in the main image.)
  10. After the glitter glue has dried, cut out the ribbon of the second image, including the little rose, and the four heart images (three scalloped and the one small single). 
  11. Trim the ribbon ends with deckle edge scissors. Carefully cut away the rose and edge all of these pieces with the black marker and set aside.
  12. On the 5.5" white matte square, stamp the floral swirls (with the top of the image facing the center of the square) in the top left and lower right corners with the Cardinal ink. 
  13. Cut four 5.5" pieces of the polka dot ribbon and adhere to the stamped white square as shown in  step 5 photo.
  14. Remove the white textured mat from the black frame by taking off the back cover and pulling out the plastic saw tooth corner hangers.  (The hangers fit into the groove in back of the frame.)
  15. Stamp the floral swirls in the top right and lower corners of the mat twice in each corner with the cardinal ink.
  16. Attach the white matte square to the textured mat with the stamped images lined up diagonally as shown in the photo.
  17. Attach the Rosette panel to the left and the three scalloped hearts (lined up vertically to the right) on the inside of the mat opening as shown.
  18. Adhere the cut out ribbon strip to the Rosette panel just slightly above the ribbon image on the panel.  This will help hide the cut edge from the rose once it's reattached.
  19. Attach the rose cut out with a pop dot, making sure it's lined up with the rose on the first panel.
  20. Adhere the wedding text panel to the front of the mat, centering it under the heart panel.  Attach the single small glittered heart to this panel in the lower right corner as shown.
  21. Don't forget to sign your masterpiece!  It can be given as a gift to be displayed on a tabletop easel as is (cover the back with black cardstock or a mat first) or you can put it back in the black frame.   It is worth custom framing though.  This is a work of art!

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3 Responses »

  1. Thanks for your thoughts on wedding gifts - it really is hard to find something unique, but still standard enough to not come across as weird! I went through a phase of buying couples vaccuum cleaners for their weddings. I guess as you get older more people already had their own and I had to think of something else!

  2. wow! wow! this is great and well explained. Teally wowed about making your background papaer... a darlin' after my own heart! thanks

  3. impressive, but yet so easy when you follow the directions.
    some very good ideas here in each step