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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cute Rosette Turkey

Wow! Where has the year gone? In the US it is already Thanksgiving time!!! Yikes!!! From here the end of 2012 is within sight :-)  If you are like me, you are looking around and thinking "Oh No! I haven't started getting ready for the other big holiday yet... lol"

I thought I would share a quick little project with you.  It is a very simple Rosette Turkey, the turkey itself is the result of a search on the keyword "turkey" I then picked one that I liked, and printed it 4 times (why 4? Well, I wanted to add dimension so I broke the image into the following pieces:
  • Base image - colored in with colored pencils, what can I say, I still have a young child :-)
  • Feathers and Body and Feet - colored again, but this time added glitter to the pieces that were going to be visible.... as you can see in the picture, I definitely played with the layers here, and cut a few of the feathers out with the next layer I cut.
  • Wings - colored and glittered, and threw in a few feathers for good measure
  • Cute little face - colored and glittered
Tip: For the base image, I colored the outside pieces and cut off his feet to make it a little easier.

So this is how the turkey was born... My sister-in-law doesn't understand and cannot imagine why I would go to all the trouble... Yes, I have a wonderful family who believes that I am completely batty to spend my time crafting... You'd think there would be one of them who would support me? But I digress...

For the Rosette, I punched a Martha border and then used my Martha Score Pad to score the lines... folded and made it into a circle... Ok, you got me... I didn't measure how long my strip was, probably 6 - 8 inches, because I have a lot of strips that length.

I then used a large scallop punch (Marvy Giga Punch 3") as my base and mounted everything on top.

For the card, I created a lip and used the turkey to hold it closed.  I was experimenting, as I included a gift card with it.  This little fella was part of a gift basket.

I hope you are enjoying day, and cannot wait to see all the fun turkey cards everyone has made!


Linky Parties:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 219 Paper Pleating:  http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/11/cupcake-219-paper-pleating.html

Make It Monday - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2012/11/mim116-with-meljens-designs.html
Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

11 comments:

Ann said...

That is really cute. I think my family thinks I'm nuts for all the crafts I do sometimes also. My husband mainly just rolls his eyes at me....lol
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving

Loz said...

This is Sooooo Adorable Antonella. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

Regina said...

Hello My Friend!
Your rosette turkey is so cute!
I love every single detail.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Hugs
Regina

Mo said...

Dear Antonella
Your paper pleating Rosette is wonderful, a real eye catcher...!!!
Thanks a lot for joining the Cupcake Challenge this week and good luck.
Big hugs,
Mo

Faye said...

That turkey is fab and looks great with the glitter. Love your pleating. Thanks for paying at Cupcake this week. x

Molecraft said...

A fab, fun card and great pleating...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Nati said...

Antonella!
Very cute!!!
Have a great Thanksgiving!
hugs,
Nati

Liza said...

A great card, so cute and fab paper pleating.

Liza x

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous paper pleating, it's a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Love
Maarit

Lisa S. said...

I love that you used a rosette as a backdrop for your fussy cut turkey. Great Thanksgiving card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Lucy said...

Very cute--wish I had gotten to see this in person.

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