Have you tried making rosettes? I have seen a die for one of the Sizzix machines with Tim Holtz, but they can be done without all of that. Let Michelle share :)
I have made paper rosettes only once before doing them on this page. Not sure why it took me so long to try them out! I love how they came on on this page. I used a Close To My Heart paper kit called, Lucky. There are a few tutorials out there. But I just cut a strip of paper, scored every 1/4", then accordion folded and attached the ends together. Using a wallet photo I had left from Holiday photos. I placed all my embellishments and journaling surrounding the picture allowing for the "negative space".