Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Ribbon Rose and a Thank You Kindly

I just had to try a ribbon rose that Julia showed us on her card for the Ways to Use it Challenge - Raving on Ribbon - over on Split Coast last Thursday.

I didn't have any narrow silk ribbon like she used - so I tried it with the more rustic/homespun saddle stitched ribbon. She used a hot glue gun to adhere her ribbon but I just covered a white card stock circle with Scor Tape, twisted the ribbon and pushed it against the Scor Tape as I laid it down in a swirl starting at the center.

My center orange piece wasn't twisted quite tight enough but I'm happy with how it came out for my first try!

I embossed my Fabriano note card with a long rectangle Nestability and stamped my sentiment right on the card. I adhered the flower to the card with more Scor Tape to be sure it held on!

My sentiment is from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps

It'll be fun to see how different ribbons look using this technique!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fancy Phrases
Paper: Fabriano Note Card,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Saddle Stitched Ribbon , Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado - PTI, Scor Tape, Long Rectangle Nestability, glue dot

21 comments:

jdmommy said...

someday I'm going to try this!! You make everything look so easy!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

It's wonderful Julia! I love the simplicity of this card with the pop of color that fabby flower gives!

Ann said...

I love it Julia - and I think your score tape idea is much better! I can't get on with my hot glue gun - its always glue strings everywhere!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is beautiful....and your flower is fabulous

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful ribbon flower

Lynne Phelps said...

It is amazing, isn't it, how much the look changes with the change of ribbon, yet it is just as appealing in it's own way as the elegant silk! Also love it that you two-toned it in what looks like Gator colors on my monitor, LOL!

maryr917 said...

I really like your ribbon rose julia-the ribbon you used is awesome-great cas card

Sharli said...

LOVE your flower, I've seen a tutorial with some torn fabric that looked good - I love how your's turned out and I think the scoretape is a wonderful idea. I, like others, am not on a friendly basis with the glue gun.

Nice card, too!
Hugs!

Velta said...

Another winner Julia! I love that flower...and the embossed Fabriano cardstock....sooo elegant!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic ribbon flower! I'd never have guessed it was your first one! It's awesome! Love the rustic look!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your ribbon flower is amazing! Gorgeous everything!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Julia! Your ribbon rose turned out wonderful.

Beate said...

Julia, your card is the perfect for setting with that gorgeous ribbon flower.

Hugs and smiles

Wanda Cullen said...

What a stunning card, Julia!! I haven't tried to make these ribbon roses but you're convincing me I need to learn.

Joan Ervin said...

Julia...this looks AWESOME!!!! I love the ribbons you used for this and you even created some leaves...I'll have to give this a try!!!

Jane ... said...

You've created a beautiful combination of elegance, simplicity, and homespun on your card. Love it!

Jill said...

Love, love, LOVE that gorgeous flower!! The stitching in the ribbon looks so nice with this pretty technique!

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! Love the ribbon flower and the ribbon leaves!!! So cool!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent job on your flower! What an addition to the card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful flower Julia! Love the colors... the frame... the greeting! :o)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Fabulous clean card!! I love the simple sentiment with the embossed frame, and great great job on the flower!