Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rolled Ribbon Flower Technique

I love making my own flowers, so I was excited that one of the challenges for the World Cardmaking Day crop on the Cardmaker forum was to make and use rolled ribbon flowers on a card. It was relatively easy, but I found it a little tedious. It's probably not something I would do a lot, but maybe once in awhile.

In addition to the challenge on Cardmaker, I am also entering this card into the following:

I'm not completely sure my card is truly what's considered clean and simple, but it seems clean and simple to me, so I'm going to submit it anyway. If it's not, then I'll know better next time. :)

I didn't actually use ribbon for my flowers. I didn't have any the color that I wanted that was really wide enough. I managed to make one with some 5/8" blue satin ribbon, but I didn't like it. It was too neat for my taste. So I found some white double fold bias tape. I tea dyed it and pressed it flat. Once I got the flowers made I sprayed it with some of my homemade glimmer spray and added a blue glass bead in the center. I like the way some of the tattered edges of the bias tape show in the flowers. Much more to my liking.

The stamps are from a clear set that I bought a couple of years ago, but I can't remember who made them. They are either Hampton Art or Inkadinkado. I used 4 separate stamps to make the image. It is stamped with French Blue Chalk Ink so it would have a softer look. I inked my edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking!


Chrissie said...

This is a very lovely card Judy... and very opulent looking.
Thanks so much for joining us, do come back next time for another CAS challenge.
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Lovely card
Very elegant
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Carol said...

Lovely elegant card. Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

Those flowers look amazing Judy! I love the delicate stamping too.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our CAS birthday challenge at Crafty Creations - what a beautiful card! cheers Claire x

Janice W. said...

This is so pretty! I love your flowers! You should do a tutorial! How do you make your own glimmer spray?

Nina Brackett said...

Simply gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Sharon said...

Judy, Well, I love your card. I love the fact that you followed this challenge and did your stamping right on the paper, versus make a sentiment 'box'. And the fact that you took a few stamps from the set to create your image is even more fabulous!
I totally understand about making something once or twice to try the technique and admitting that it is something you won't do again.
I think your rolled bias tape flowers. They are beautiful!
TFS your beautiful card!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous!! Lovely colors and everything.
Morning Has Broken

Susan said...

You rocked these flowers! I think they look awesome. But of course I have been loving all the flowers you have been making lately.