Monday, March 24, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



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Tonight's challenge was to use ribbon in an interesting way. What I chose isn't new, but it sure looks lovely. I stitched with the ribbon from PTI.
Start by stamping your image. I used the Spiral Bouquet shadow stamps. (I wanted a thicker look to support the ribbon.)
Trim the paper down, so that you can fit a small hole punch into the image. Punch holes as shown. When you pull the ribbon through, it will make the hole larger, so keep that in mind when spacing your holes on your image.
I needed 4 small pieces of ribbon. Do not make them too small, or you will have a difficult time pulling them through-they will pull all the way through. Cut the ends at a sharp angle to make it easier.
Because of the small image, and the need to have just 2 holes, put 2 ribbons in together.


Feed one ribbon down into one hole and do the same with the other ribbon.

Once you have done this for both sides, the back will be a mess! :) I just trimmed and taped down the ends. (hey, no one will ever see the back! :))
This is one finished flower. Repeat for the second flower. Because the second flower is even smaller, I opted to only make 2 ribbon petals. Continue this for the leaves.
Close ups

A Cuttlebug mini tag and a sentiment from Mixed Messages finish the card off.

The 3/8 inch ribbon works much easier for this. There are books about ribbon embroidery and it is beyond stunning! Here is a link to a basic how-to: Silk Ribbon Flowers.

thanks for stopping by!

33 comments:

Penny said...

I LOVE this, it's so beautiful and such a clever idea!

StamperSharon said...

How clever to use the ribbon to accent the flowers -- very pretty!

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! I love how you embellished the flower with ribbon, and great job with your tutorial as well!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Kim, this is wonderful. I tried to do some ribbon stitching, but mine turned out so terrible that I went in another direction. You, however, have the technique down! Great job.

IamDerby said...

Thats gorgeous! Like Lynn, I also tried to stitch with ribbon...omg what a mess I made...so I too went in another direction. But this is beautiful...what a fabulous job!

whoistracy said...

This is really cute! I really need to get spiral bouquet.

Donelda said...

wow, what a clever idea!! Gonna definatley try this one!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alicia said...

I LOVE it! I am going to have to play with this! Thanks for the step by step photos!

Teresa said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea to incorporate the ribbon as part of the stamped image!!!

Katie said...

Beautiful card and a great way of combining both stamping and ribbon. Great job on the challenge.

In Em's Closet ~ The Closet Crafter said...

It's beautiful and you are wonderful to show "how to". THANKS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is adorable!

Theresa Tyree said...

What a clever idea, Kimberly! I would've never thought to poke holes and thread ribbon in the petals like that. Way cool!

Terri said...

Very pretty. A great way to highlight the stamps.

Aimee said...

beautiful threading on the flowers...

Lori said...

What a great way to embellish the flowers! So pretty.

Kristy Vernon said...

Very pretty. It just looks so classic and I love how you used the stamped flowers and worked from that.

Chris said...

that is way cute...my fave so far!!

Bethany Paull said...

Gorgeous! I love how it gives a little dimension, but not too much for mailing. Thanks for all the pics.

Deanna said...

What a neat idea... I will have to try this with my Spiral set!

Niki Estes said...

Great idea! Turned out beautiful!

care-in said...

Wow, you make it look so easy!

Rox-Ann said...

Beautiful Kim love the way you did this and the step by step directions are awesome.

Bridget said...

Elegant, classy and cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Bridget

Jenn said...

Great way to incorporate this! Such a good idea.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Perfect! That would be new to me so I am thrilled you showed us!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Stunning card...great tutorial!!! I will try one of these flowers soon!

Terri said...

What a GREAT card!!! I loved what you did with the ribbon. I'll definitely have to try this

Janine said...

FABULOUS!!! Love this idea..

Maria said...

LOVE your card!!!! SO cute :-)

Jenelle said...

WOW, just WOW. You got some talent lady!

Gina said...

I think I've seen you do this before . . . very pretty! :)

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