Saturday, 19 April 2008


A while back a couple of people asked me to do a tutorial for the ribbon flower card that I made. This is my first tutorial so here goes:

1. Cut 8 lengths of ribbon at 8cm. I chose 10mm mini floral satin.

2. Add sticky dots to the bottom end of the ribbon. You could also use a tape runner or double sided tape.

3. Loop the top end of the ribbon round to sit on top of the sticky dots on the bottom end of the ribbon

4. do this to all 8 pieces of ribbon.

5. Punch a 5cm circle from plain cardstock. Alternatively, you could hand cut a circle, as it will be hidden underneath the flower anyway. Cover the circle with glue dots or DST, ready to adhere the ribbon.

6. Arrange the looped ribbons around the edge. I found it best to lay them down lightly first. Then when you are happy with it, push them down to adhere properly. ( sorry about the blurry pic)

7. This is what the reverse side will look like. You can then opt to add more ribbons to this side in the same way if you wanted it to be layered.

8. I chose to add a 2" chipboard flower, 2" spotty bloom and 1" pink bloom to the top and a 3" chipboard flower to the bottom.

9. I made a hole straight through the middle and held it all together using a green jewel brad.

I hope this was of use to some of you and look forward to seeing your interpretations. Supplies are: Ribbon, blooms, chipboard, brad and photo hanger - poppicrafts. Papers - Pink petticoat.
TFL and have a great weekend.


traciejane said...

Hi Michelle, hope you are well. wow wow gorgeous - and what a fab tutorial, I'm gonna have to have a go at this. Been playing today with my fabulous new dotty flowers and ribbons, just posted them.
Have a great weekend
Tracie :-)x

Cheryl said...

You are so clever darling. Lovely lovely card.

Terrie B x said...

Wow fantastic tutorialMichelle...and a very beautiful cardtoo:)
Must check out those chipboards and those new ribons look fabbie..have a great weekend and TFS!!!:)x

Dawny P said...

You are sooo clever Mich. These are wonderful - I love them!! you know me and ribbon!!! lol xx

Jules said...

Hmm, I think I need to have a go of that! Thank you so much for sharing :o)

Ana Baird said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Great card!

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial Michelle. Love this flower & have the dotty blooms from you so will have a go.
Sharon :-)x

Kazzy said...

Wow, how lovely. I waill try this later! Thanks for sharing.

All Pink girl said...

Wow wow how good are you great tutorial with fabulous ribbon ,i so need to shop now ,
thanks michelle ,Dawnx

kath said...

Thanks for the lesson Michelle and it really works ...fab...fab flowers

Andrea said...

Wow, great work!!

Thanks Andrea

bubblegum said...

Wow this is amazing Michelle - and the tutorial is great too - thanks. :) :)

Debbie x

Marlou said...

this is beautiful!!! thanks for the tutorial!! :)

carol said...

Hi Michelle, I designed a flower similar to this back in January! They're fun to make are'nt they?
You have some scrummy stuff in your shop :)