Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ribbon flower fun...

I love adding dimension and hand made elements to my projects.

I've been meaning to attempt a ribbon flower for awhile. The Bo Bunny double dot ribbon is perfect for this since the pattern in on both sides. :)

Here's the finished card complete with ribbon flowers & curly tendrils!



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Here's what you'll need to make your own flower (along with some glue, hot glue works great).



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Begin with a 12" or so piece of ribbon and fold the end at a 90 degree angle. This is your flower center.



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I decided to use a piece of cardstock as a base. It makes it easier to work with the ribbon and gives you a solid base to adhere the flower down with once finished. Put a dab of glue in the center of the circle and adhere down your 90 degree angle piece. Begin curling the ribbon around to make a center.



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Now it's time to make "petals". To do this half the ribbon between your thumb and index finger and start folding and twisting the ribbon around the center. Keep doing this until the flower is the desired size. Adhere petals down as needed to keep them in place. Once you get to the end just tuck it under a petal to hide.



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When finished cut out your flower. For the tendrils cut a thin strip from green paper and twist around a pencil.



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How easy & fun is that!!



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Supplies used:

Love Bandit papers (Tweetheart), Persuasion papers (Blooms, Love Notes, Dot), Wild Berry dot cardstock, 3/8" wild berry double dot ribbon, 5/8" Almond double dot ribbon.



Tip: To mail a bulky card just place in a padded envelope and add a little extra postage. :)



Thanks for stopping by & I can't wait to see what you come up with!



-Sherry







24 comments:

  1. Thank, thank you I have been wanting to learn how to make flowers for sometime now. Definitly will try it.

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  2. thanks for the instructions for the flower.. and the card is beautiful!

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  3. thanks for the instructions for the flower.. and the card is beautiful!

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  4. Thanks so much Sherry for the beautiful flower project and tutorial!! ;-)

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  5. great flower, thanks for the instructions ;)

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  6. What a wonderful tutorial! I never thought to make a rose out of ribbon - I can't wait to try it! Beautiful card!

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  7. Beautiful card...thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. This looks very easy! Thank you for sharing this.

    Cyntia

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  9. amazing! just beautiful so creative, thanks for sharing how to do this! I will try to re-create!

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  10. Lindo de mais!!!!
    Obrigado pela Dica!!!!

    Beijos,
    Clá!!!

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  11. o0o0o, thanks for that tutorial. i'll need to try that! :)

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  12. this is so cute!! I wondered how to do that!!!! Yayyyyy I ahve something to experiment with tonight!! Thank you so much for the directions

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  13. Awesome directions - lovely creations!

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  14. I love it! I have a stash of the Bo Bunny ribbon, and I'm going to be trying this real soon!

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  15. great tutorial Sherry! love that card!

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  16. Thanks for the instructions! I think I'll try making some of these tomorrow!

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  17. This Is beautiful. Thanks for sharing how to make it! :)

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  18. Gorgeous Sherry, love it !! and such a wonderful tutorial.

    Carole xx

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  19. Gorgeous card, Thanks for the instructions for the flowers..I'm going to try this, you made it look easy :-)

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