Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Cardmaking - Ribbon flower

Created a ribbon flower for this card!! Fun!! I used about 7" or so of 1.25" wide ribbon and ran a row of basting stitches down one side and pulled the top thread to gather it which creates the flower shape. Folded one end over and overlapped it to the other. Used a bit of hot glue to keep them together. The center is a stamped image that was coloured and cut out. I used a 3/4" cardstock punchie on the back side and attached the two together with the brad through the center of the flower which sandwiches the ribbon between them. This gave a nice surface for gluing the flower to the card front without worrying about glue coming through the flower - worked very well. The two leaves are die cut from the new SU die. Stamped the greeting in black on white and layered it with a coordinating green distressed layer and mounted it to the card with 3D foam tape. I love the texture of the ribbon on this card. Consider using fabric or some other maleable material to make your flower or using a monochromatic theme for a more elegant card. The greeting could be stamped and embossed right on the card front.

Have fun with your cardmaking by adding some of your supplies from other hobbies!!


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