So, I had this idea. Take some ribbon...make some flowers...put them on a card. My idea? It was fabulous and the card came out wonderfully.
The Challenger: Cupcake Craft Challenges
The Challenge: Make Your Own Flowers
How I did it: I think the key to this card coming out so well was that every step of the way I placed the pieces together to see how it would come out. It really helped keep my vision.
Okay, so maybe you'd rather know how I put together the flowers.
I used some cute ribbon I picked out of the dollar bin at Michael's. I cut the ribbon at about twice the length that I wanted the flower to be. For the small flowers I cut three ribbons at 3 inches each. For the large flower I cut six ribbons at 6 inches each.
I then put a bit of glue (I used my glue runner) on the end of the ribbon and then put the two ends together. I then creased the ribbon so that one edge was the part I just glued and the other edge was the center.
Next, I added a touch more glue on the inside of the ribbon where the two ends meet. Then I pinched the ribbon together so that the glued part met up with the crease I had made. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and that helped me keep the two loops about the same size.
Using more glue, did I mention you should stock up on glue? Anyways...glue the center of the ribbons together. I then sewed the button into the center of flower.
I cut the background and grass using SCAL and my trusty Cricut. Did you notice the clouds in the background? They have hearts in them. SO CUTE! I sewed the stems onto the background before applying the grass and attaching the ribbon flowers. I tied an individual thread to the stems for the leafs.
I'll stamp a sentiment to the bottom when I decide why this card will be given away.