Friday, August 20, 2010

{tutorial-my first}

Lest you think I am some creative genius, alas I am not!  I lifted this beautiful flower idea from the lovely Juliana.  While she used paper, I used ribbon and I've included a little tutorial for those of you who would like to know these things.  :)   I think it is pretty straight forward, but if you have questions, email me or leave one in the comments and I will get back to you. 

First off, I'm going to start with the card I made.  I wanted a fuller flower, so I used about 10-12" of ribbon for this one.  I managed a "two-fer", I'm using it for Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Aloha Challenge and for the Q Challenge over at the ABC Summer Crop at My Sketch World

Here it is:

A close-up of the ribbon flower:

Here is a tutorial on how to make Juliana's beautiful fringed flower.
I used some lovely grosgrain ribbon, Ribbon Stiff and some Crafters Pick The Ultimate glue.

Apply Ribbon Stiff to one side of ribbon with a foam brush or your fingers and let dry.

Fringe the ribbon.

It will look like this as you go.

Apply glue to the non-fringed edge of the ribbon and roll.  The Ribbon Stiff makes a matte finish on the ribbon so in order for the shiny side to show as the flower I rolled it with the shiny side up.

It will look like this.

Let dry.  Set it upright and put your finger down through the center and flatten.

Add a button or brad for a center and you are all set!

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial.  My thanks to my son, Brady for being a most excellent photographer!

Happy Friday, friends and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow!!! Jan!!! This is just amazing!!! I am so happy that I inspired you, but you have just inspired me!!! Thank you!!!

  2. What a fantastic tutorial! LOVE that flower!

  3. WoW, this is a gorgeous flower, Jan! Thanks for the fab tutorial ... I HAVE to try this! TFS, Sweetie!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. This is a really awesome technique for the flower. Thanks for the tutorial and lovely card by the way. :)

  5. How cool is that! Thanks for sharing your flower with us.

  6. Awesome card Jan!! I love your tutorial for the ribbon flower. What a great idea. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  7. Wow Jan - that is outstanding! Love your tutorial. Your photos are awesome. Can't wait to try this :)

  8. Thank You for the tutorial! Super cute cards!

  9. What a great idea! Great tutorial, Jan! TFS!

  10. Jan this is really cute... great tutorial... lovin' your style and design... fab card

  11. oh, how cute is this! You rock, gf! And you
    are amazingly creative and talented!


  12. this is your tutorial

  13. This is awesome!! I've got it flagged in my reader for when I have time to try this out.

  14. It is amazing!!!
    Love that ribbon flower! Thanks for the tutorial too!!!
    Thank you for playing with us at RRR!!!

  15. Brad was a most excellent photographer and this is a most excellent tutorial!!! LOVE THIS, Jan! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  16. WOW! What a terrific flower!! Thanks for sharing the instructions with us!

  17. cute! I love it, thanks for sharing!


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