Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ribbon Flower

Good Morning Stampers!

I wanted to share with you a new ribbon technique that I learned at the Stampin' Up! convention last week. I made this card at Joan's workshop on Tuesday using the Just believe stamp set (116948) & it was a hit! They loved how simple & easy it was and it only took just a few minutes to make! What is nice about this technique is that no matter how you twist, no flower looks exactly the same, but they are all so beautiful!!! I am thinking it would be gorgeous as a pointsettia on a Christmas card.....hmmmm......
Ribbon Flower:
1. Begin with a square of white cardstock. The size will depend upon how big you want your flower to be. I used a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2" piece
2. Using red sticky strip (104294), cover the entire square & peel.
3. Take your ribbon, I used our 5/8" Pretty in Pink satin ribbon (117289), and scrunch the tip. Place it in the center of the square.
4. This next step requires a bit of coordination - lol!!...At the same time, twist the ribbon & turn the paper, pressing the ribbon to the sticky strip as you go.
5. Continue until you have reached your desired flower size.

** Note, the tighter you twist the ribbon, the tighter the flower will be. Keep the ribbon a bit loose & you will get a more softer looking flower....Either way, they are all beautiful!!

Have a great day!


Kath said...

I'm going to have to try this. TFS

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