Saturday 18 October 2008

Ribbon Flower

Sorry I haven't posted here for quite a while! But I'm playing catch-up. I have a tutorial to share with you today and a couple more scheduled for next week.

I saw the idea for this ribbon flower on another blog while going through my feeds the other day. I just went through my bookmarks and evidently I didn't save it though. So if it was possibly YOU (or you saw it and you know where it is), pleave leave me a comment so I can give you/them credit. On that particular blog, it was an ornamental flower type image stamped in red ink on white cardstock, then the ribbon was woven through it.
Edit from Julie: Jennie has given us this link Vicki ~ Hopefully this is where you first saw it :)

Anyway, it gave me the inspiration to try this. So here is my version:

Supplies: Cardstock, Super Jumbo Flower Punch, Polo Button Brad, Crop-a-Dile (all from The Angel Company), 12" of ribbon, two glue dots.

Using the LARGER hole on the Crop-a-Dile, punch a hole directly in the center of the punched flower. You can see in my picture how I position the flower to easily line the hole up in the middle.

Now, on the SMALL hole punch side of the Crop-a-Dile, set the paper guide at the 1/4" mark. See the red arrow in the above picture.

At the center of each flower petal, punch a SMALL hole. The paper guide that you set in the last step will set your hole at the same depth on each petal.

Use a glue dot to adhere one end of the ribbon on the BOTTOM of the flower, then thread the ribbon up through the center hole.

Thread the ribbon down through one of the petal holes.

Thread the ribbon back up through the center hole.

Thread the ribbon down through the next petal hole, then back up through the center.

Continue all the way around the flower, ending with threading the ribbon down through a petal hole. I used my scissor tips to poke the ribbon through the holes.

Use another glue dot to adhere the end of the ribbon to the back of the flower, and trim off the excess ribbon. The red arrow shows the end piece.

There are many possibilities to finish off this flower, but I used a 1/2" circle punch and a Polo Button Brad.

Hope this inspires you to make your own! Don't have a flower punch? Try it with a scalloped circle! Let me know how it goes, I'd love to see it!

Check out my blog, Angel Stamper, for more inspiration!

Make it a great day, Tootles!


Julie Allain said...

Brilliant tutorial as always Vicki and a great card !!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this blog was where you saw the ribbon flower?

Hope so! No one likes a mystery as we find these pages on the internet and NEVER find them again!!


Anonymous said...

OOps, sorry, not the best link-this may be more precise:

It's called 'Tutorial thursday, the blogger states she saw this technique on SPS and it's In September 2008 if that helps.

May not even be what you mean! Sorry 2 posts-made a mess here, but love your site!


MaryNSC said...

O I like this I can not wait to try this.. Thank UUUUU!!!

Alice said...

Oh WOW! Fantastic tutorial!!

Julie Allain said...

Thanks for your help Jennie x

Vicki Hook said...

Jennie, yes that is it! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will go back and edit my post here and on my blog as well.


Vicki Hook said...

Never mind, Julie already did. THANK YOU too Julie! You ladies rock!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad it's the right one! I immediately knew, or thought I knew what you meant and I'm so glad it's right! Amazing of all the billions of blogs we both saw the same one!! Great technique to try.