Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Let's Make Some Ribbon Flowers!

I'm glad that you stopped by today! It is my turn to host a challenge at the Ribbon Carousel and I've chosen the theme of May Flowers. My challenge consists of making some type of flower out of ribbon, jute, burlap, felt or any other textile you may have readily available. Or you can just add a pretty flower of any type to your project, but I've come across so many different types of flower tutorials on the Internet, mainly from Pinterest, if you wanted to try your hand at it. Here's an example of a ribbon-type flower:

This is called a five-point flower and to make this I cut (5) 2" strips of seam binding. I then folded each strip on a 90° right angle. Next, I folded the strip in half again, mirror image. With a needle and thread I sent a basting stitch through all five of the folded strips, pulled the thread taut and then sewed the last flower petal to the beginning flower petal. I added a pearl to the center to cover the hole in the middle. I remember doing this from a tutorial, but it's no longer available. Never mind, here's the original one I was mentioning.  I'll see if I can find another one, with pictures. Here's one that's slightly different, but gives the same end result. It's really quite simple after a bit of practice.

I added that darling Pink Salmon Vintage Seam binding flower to a bow made from 7/8" Ivory Crochet Ribbon, but not before I added a double bow of Natural Jute/Twine. These are all available in the Ribbon Carousel store. The sentiment panel is a 'new to me' Spellbinders Floral Oval and to dress up the corners I added some Cuttlebug Vintage Corner dies. The papers were still on my desk from yesterday's Mojo card and since I adore them, I thought I would use them again today on this card. The stamp is from Technique Tuesday's Take Flight set and was sent to me by Windy, our DT coordinator from Zva Creative. I paired the stamp with some beautiful Zva pearls and rhinestones.

Are you up to the challenge?!

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items,paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine,lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool. 
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC54) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
  • Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!
I'd love to see what you come up with, enter your project over at the Ribbon Carousel blog and I'll stop by and leave some love!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Take Flight (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: Once Upon A Springtime (Graphic 45), Vintage Cream, Always Artichoke
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Pink Salmon Seam Binding, Natural Jute/Twine, 7/8" Ivory Crochet Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), CR-01CB-109 (Lines - Clear (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm), PE-02CB-101 (Dots (Pearl)- White (0.3 cm, 0.5 cm & 0.8 cm) Zva Creative, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders), Vintage Corners (Cuttlebug), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), dimensionals
Size: 5 1/2" square
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  1. Beautiful flower - I may have to try one soon. This card is gorgeous as usual!!!

  2. Love the corner flourishes and that ribbon flower is wonderful :)

  3. Beautiful - absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Oh, Andrea! This is an AMAZING ribbon flower! BEAUTIFULLY done and gorgeous card:) LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here:)

  5. Oh! That flower is SO beautiful Andrea! LOVE this!

  6. I just found your blog yesterday and have been enthralled with it . I just keep being drawn back to it. Your blog is such an inspiration to me. I just keep looking and looking and every card is just amazing and i love the help you give on how to do it. Thank you for letting me sign up for your e-letters and your Pinterest and to be a member. Hugs, Cathy K

  7. A day without your blog is like a day without sunshine. Just beautiful.


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