Continuing with my 3-D flower posts, this flower is made with 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon. Regal Rose ribbon has retired, however, you could substitute any wide ribbon like Daffodil Delight or Pumpkin Pie and use fall colors. I used the regal rose as I was not sure if I could do flower! Well not to worry, it is not as hard as I thought. The hardest part is just holding it down as you twist and adhere the ribbon to the base. I watched a video by Andrea Walford and then tried it. Andrea used Frabri-Tac ? adhesive. I used Aileen's Tacky Glue and it worked fine, I just had to hold it down a little longer. Basically you start with a 1 3/4 inch circle and start in the center with the ribbon. I attached the ribbon to the center with a staple (don't remember if Andrea did that, however, it made it much easier to start the flower) then twisted the ribbon and started the center, glued it down, twisted more ribbon, glued and continued in a circle twisting and attaching until it is the size I wanted. Once dry, trim the base so it does not show. I did spritz my card, including the flower and leaves, with Smooch. Here is my card:

Stampin' Up! Ribbon Flower, Elegant Lines and the Big Shot, September 2010

I used the Color Coach for the colors and must say the Tempting Turquoise really makes this card. Leaves were run through the crimper and then hand cut.


Stamp Set(s): Teenie Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories & Cool Tools: 1 3/4" Circle punch, Modern Label Punch, Glimmer Brads Bright (2010 Holiday Mini), Crimper, Big Shot, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Aileen's Tacky Glue or Fabric Tac.

Reminder that if you place a $50 net online order (before taxes and shipping) US Only for customers who do not have a demonstrator or my customers you will receive a free tutorial. This month's free tutorial is the 6 Ways to Watercolor. The tutorial is 26 pages long and includes over 100 pictures! This special will last until September 30.

Jeannine Tarrio, Manager

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