Welcome! Today I have a fresh little thank you card for you. Ever since I saw Betsy Veldman's fabulous little rolled felt roses, I've been playing with her idea and trying to find things to add the roses to. I wish I could get the colors better in the photo above, but I have the hardest time photographing Raspberry Fizz as well as Chartreuse, especially together. Trust me--in real life, the roses are Papertrey's Raspberry Fizz and Chartreuse wool felt, and coordinate nicely with the Cosmo Cricket Delovely paper (Delectable and Delicious).
In looking for a way to make smaller Betsy-roses, I stumbled upon a couple of my Spellbinders dies that I hadn't used in a while, the Deckled Scalloped Edge Borderability and the Fleur De Lis Borderability Petite for the roses and leaves, and the Classic Scalloped Borderability Petite. for the border below the sentiment.
I used the tiny scallop die to cut strips that were about 3-1/2" long. After cutting the edge, I trimmed a strip so that it was about 1/8" high at the peak of the scallops before rolling them. They would obviously change sizes if you roll more tightly or loosely, but mine were about 1/2" in diameter. At the end of the roll, I put a drop of glue and held it for a minute or so. (Tombo Mono Multi adhesive and Helmar Gemstone Glue both worked well for this.)
I still needed tiny leaves. Remembering the negative spaces in the dies, I found one that fit the bill: the fleur de lis border. See the leaf shapes from the center of the fleur de lis? They were a perfect size for my mini roses.
The elegant Thank You sentiment is from the Just Rite Stampers Baroque Nested Frames set, though I left off the frame this time because my card was starting to look too busy. I used the smaller Clear Horizontal Stamper base for the sentiment. I'm liking the clear blocks; although they aren't perfectly clear because of the grid piece, they are clear enough to help substantially with alignment when you are trying to stamp in two colors.
White twill tape is from www.twilltape.com, and the vintage button is a Papertrey Ink Chartreuse button. I adore "Betsy-roses"--thanks, Betsy!