So this rosette was my first ornament for the tree. Why the bird in a hat well... it reminds me of England for some reason. I think it's the party hats they wear around the holidays, (Mr Paul is British) and the bird looks like one that was in a painting on a pub sign I would walk past frequently when I would go to England during the summer. We ended up having a lovely Christmas filled with lots of new traditions and memories. And I am glad we made the extra effort, because in the end everything else that was stressing me out righted itself.
I stamped all my stamps and sponged them with the vintage photo ink. Then fussy cut them out. I basically made two rosettes using the scoring board ( I have no idea how people make them without the scoring board, but I surely can not). Here is the Rosette Tutorial video that first taught me how to make them. Before scoring I punched out all the boarders of the papers with the Fiskars punch. Then adhered the two rosettes with the glue dots. Placed the tinsel around the inner circle with some more glue dots. I aged the tinsel per Mr. Holtz's instructions with mushroom alcohol ink. Then stickled every place I could think of using the red to punctuate the piece and the diamond to highlight certain areas. Then punched a hole at the top for the ribbon. Very festive indeed!