Monday, April 18, 2011

*Using Some Ribbon*

Way back when I was working at the scrapbook store, I would often buy things as they were put into inventory at the store... like these mini rolls of ribbon by American Crafts.  I discovered that those rolls of ribbon fit perfectly into some storage containers I had bought for the boyz for school years ago so I put the rolls in there and popped them in the a drawer in my craft space...

Where they were forgotten about for large chunks of time.

Fast forward to a week or two ago when I saw a photo tutorial on how to make flowers out of ribbon (click HERE to see for yourself)

I decided to pull out some of that ribbon and play.  I made one flower out of this ribbon and then tried another with a sheer ribbon.

And then on the weekend I took a look at the Use It Tuesday blog and lo and behold, the challenge is to use that ribbon you've been holding on to forever!

So I chose two more colours of a similar style of ribbon by American Crafts and put those three ribbon flowers on a card....
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images: Stampabilities
*Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments: American Crafts ribbon; unknown ribbon; Pebbles Candy Dots
*Challenges:  Use It Tuesday #5

I like that each flower turns out differently... just as in nature, my flowers aren't perfect!

Go look at the tutorial that Deanna put together and give them a try!  I used a satin finish ribbon for mine (and a thin ribbon) and am looking forward to playing with some different types and widths of ribbon.
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Dixie said...

This is so pretty! I love the 3 flowers in complementary colours. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I will have to give this a try.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh! I am going to have to check out that tutorial! That could turn me into a flower ribbon hoarder! YES!!!!!

Your flowers are fabulous and I love how clean the card is, keeping them the focus!

Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday! :) And btw, I might have some of that AC ribbon here, too. Just maybe. ;)

Rhonda said...

very pretty. thanx for posting the tutorial; will have to try these.

Anne Marie said...

Nancy, this is SO pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too. Love your clean design to keep the focus on those fabulous flowers! Very pretty! :)

thescrapmaster said...

AHHHH I LOVE THE RIBBON!!! Those ribbon flowers are soooo cute!
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