Hey there, crafty friends!
Today I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer over at Crafting by Designs.
The challenge this week is to USE A RIBBON on a project.
There is a sponsor and prizes for this challenge plus you might be recognized in the Saturday Spotlight. Hope you'll play along!
I don't know about you, but I am SOOOO tired of winter. We are apparently getting 5-10 more cm of that white stuff tomorrow. It's half-past March, for Pete's sake!
One of the first signs of spring around here is bulbs starting to poke through the soil. That was the inspiration for my card: tulips made with ribbon.
To create this bunch of flowers, I first sketched the design in pencil onto cardstock. Then I poked holes for the ribbon stitches using a paper-piercer. One at each end of the leaves and stems, and four each for the flowers, as shown below.
To make the flower buds or tulips, thread a wide-eyed needle with your ribbon. Using the needle, bring the ribbon up at the lower hole, then in at the top centre hole. Repeat this for the other two petals, as shown.
By using wide, light-weight ribbon for the petals and stems, you can create a nice leafy shape. I used thinner ribbon for the flower stems and also twisted it a bit, to make the stems appear thinner. I used tape to hold the raw ends of ribbon to the back of the work, instead of trying to tie knots. The stitched panel was mounted to the card base with foam tape, to give some room for the extra bulk.
Further supplies for this card are listed at the bottom of the post.
So, off you go to Crafting by Designs to see some more original ways to use ribbon. I'll be checking the site this week--can't wait to see what YOU create!
Cardstock: Kraft, Saddle, Colonial White (Close to My Heart)
Embossing folder: Close to My Heart lattice
Ink: Saddle (CTMH)
Ribbon: seam binding ribbon, Verve Stamps; green chevron ribbon, CTMH.
Large-eye embroidery needle: American Crafts
"Thanks" word die: Paper Smooches