Monday, 3 May 2010

Ribbon roses

Hello my friends, I'm pleased to present you my first weekly project for Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Making custom embellishments is a BIG trend these days, and I regret that I don't do this often enough. Hand-made flowers are especially appealing to me, and there are so many techniques & materials that these can be created. I'm pretty sure this is going to be my returning subject in the coming months.
Today I'd like to show you what fabulous flowers can be made from a ruffled ribbon. RRR store has some fabulous variety of ruffled goodness - check it out HERE.

I used the JUGS31 sketch, as well as PPA40 - Monochromatic - Blues on my sample.

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Supplies: cardstock: Quill, Artarama, DCWV; stamp: Stampin' Up! Best Blossoms; ink: ColorBox Blue Iris, Grant Baby Blue; ribbon: Double Ruffles White, Aqua Satin; Ivory Crochet Lace; rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Cuttlebug machine & Victoria embossing folder; other: pearl beads

To create the flowers, simply cut out a circle from cardstock, and adhere the ribbon to it, starting from the outside and coil it round until you reach the center. Then you can attach a button, bead, brad or whatever your heart desires, to the center of the flower.
I remember some of the commenters on the RRR blog, asking what is the best glue to adhere ribbon with. I certainly don't know what the best one is, but any acid-free silicon glue is good for me. In fact, I use it all the time. PVC glues just don't do the job - they dry far too slowly for my liking ;)
There are various silicon glues on the craft market, but I usually buy a big tube of Selleys Roof & Gutter Silicone Sealant from a local hardware store. That's right - and I love it! haha

I hope you enjoyed this little project! Don't hesistate to ask if you need any more info.
Also, I posted the winner of my Blog Hop candy, hop over to this post on my blog to find out whether it was you!
Have a great day! {hugs}

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12 comments:

  1. Ooooooo ...Very pretty Iwona!
    Never used ruffled ribbon for flowers but you bet I will after seeing your beauties!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  2. Gorgeous take on the Sketch Iwona!!! Your ruffled flowers are awesome!!! Perfect design!!! Hugs ~S~

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  3. Very pretty flowers !! and the colors are gorgeous too!!

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  4. Wow gorgeous flowers! Very pretty card - thanks for joining us at PPA!

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  5. Stunning flowers CHupa! Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late with my commenting – lots going on at work and home. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

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  6. Oh wow,love those flowers! Very cool, well done! Nice job with the sketh and thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

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  7. Oh my! THis is so pretty! Congrats on your new DT position. I love ribbon and will have to check them out! Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

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  8. This is lovely, Chupa! Great flowers! Thanks for the tutorial...I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

    PS...I LOVE your new blog photo! You look so pretty with the flower wreath!

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  9. WOW Chupa! This card is so beautiful! That flower is to die for! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge!

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