Thursday, April 8, 2010

My New Favorite

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.


Monica said...

This card is AWESOME! I love it too :)

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers from ribbon, so pretty...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Nisson Family said...

OH My goodness I LOVE your flowers!!! I have to try this sometime. Beautiful!


Kim said...

Oh such a creative way to use ribbon! Love this beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!
Kim xXx

Sasya said...

ohh, love love LOVE these ribbons!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Practical Scrappers!! ♥