Thursday, May 6, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Thursday

Today is Thursday - which will be my day to post for Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings. Many of you left comments that you love learning to make ribbon flowers, and so do I! Today, I am going to share with you one that I adopted from a turn of the century millinery book.

I used some of the ribbons from this month's ribbon club - which are all in lovely pinks and browns. This is such a great and fun deal - you get a coordinated group of ribbons (10-15 yards) for $9 including shipping.

So, back to the tutorial! I used the pink and brown polka-dotted grosgrain ribbon for my flower petals and the sheer looped brown organza for the center of the flower. I cut 14 pieces of pink ribbon, each 3.5" long.

I then tied a single knot in the center of each piece.

I glued the ends together (using Beacon 3-in-1 glue - my favorite for ribbon), to form petals.

I punched a circle out of a sheet of scor-tape (another product I love for adhering ribbons). I used this sticky circle to start laying down my petals. As I filled in the gaps, there was not enough scor-tape showing to hold the petals, so then, I glued the rest down.

I put a glop of glue in the center of the rosette, and just swirled the brown organza in a circle to form the middle of the flower.

Then, to adhere my flower to my card, I just pulled off the liner paper from the scor-tape, and stuck it on my card.

I also used the wide brown crocheted ribbon on my card. I love using wide ribbons as a replacement to a layer of paper on a card sketch.

I'm looking forward to sharing inspiring ideas for using ribbons. If you have any suggestions, please leave us a comment.

Stamp Something: Sketch
In Style Stamps: Mother's Day
Basic Grey: Picture inspiration (I was inspired by the chunky letters)
Crafty Pad - Ribbons
Scrapmasters Paradise Color Combo - Pixie Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Stamptacular Sunday - Lady on card
Alota - flowers
Crazy Challenge - bling
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Paperplay - stamp + bling


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Thanks for the ribbon flower tutorial, I want to try that! Yours came out so pretty and I love it on your card. I won 1300 yds of ribbon at CHA in January and I'm always looking for new ways to use it!

Paula said...

What a fantastic project! Love all the bling and the ribbon the easy!I'm so glad you were able to join us this week for our "lady" challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge blog!

Debbie said...

What a fabulous ribbon flower - loved how you have made it. :) Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

RobbynW said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SPCC, and thanks for that awesome tutorial! I will have to try it out!
Robbyn - SP Diva

Pat said...

Super card and gorgeous ribbon flower. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Helene said...

Very cute I love everything about your card. Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge

Sarah A said...

Wow your card is stunning! Love the colours and the ribbon flower is a perfect touch!

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy designs!


Julie M said...

Lovely card, Gini - and what a great tutorial - thanks for sharing.

And thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :-)

Carolyn said...

What a darling Mom 2B card. Congrats if it's for you. I love the flower and appreciate the tutorial. I'm going to try my hands at that one. Great image. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

shellshearer said...

Gorgeous card your ribbon flower, and thanks for the tutorial must have ago at making one

thanks for joining us over on 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Very cool!!

True :) said...

Beautiful card and AWESOME flower tutorial! I will have to try it!
True :D

Gemma said...

Thank you for sharing how to make the gorgeous flowers! Love your card, great image and beautiful colours, love the combination of pink and brown. Thank you for joining as at SSC. Gemma

Randi said...

Super cool ribbon flower!! Thanks for the tip!! I'm definitely going to check out the site! Thanks for sharing!

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

oh now this is lovely! and i love the theme too! what a fab ribbon bundle you've created will have to have a go at that! thanks for joining us at SSC This week good luck! hugs carlyann xxx

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow! awesome ribbon flower! love it!! great job on the whole card

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Fabulous! Such an eye-catching flower - thanks for the tutorial!

Deanne SP Diva

Lana said...

Beautiful card and thanks for joining the challenge at InStyle Stamps
Lana xoxo

Susan said...

Your card is adorable, and I love the ribbon tutorial!

Jodi said...

This card is gorgeous ~ love the papers, and that flower you created is just beautiful ~ thanks for sharing how you made it! Thanks for joining in the ISS challenge.

Scrappychick said...

Thanks for playing with us at InStyle! This is simply adorable....LOVE that ribbon treatment :)

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colours, love the Kioshi papers, cute image an stunning flower.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Wow---this is gorgeous! Love this card! Great job! Thanks for playing at SPCC!

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