Friday, 23 March 2012

Ribbon Flowers

It's a lovely sunny day here, apparently we will be getting more sunshine for the rest of the week. 
I'm on a roll with my cardmaking after a while of not being very creative.

I have a ton of ribbon scraps lying around in my craftroom and I just can't bear to throw any of them away, sometimes I use them for tags but lately I have been trying to be a bit more creative with them. I recently saw some fabric flowers in a cardmaking magazine so I decided to try using some wide ribbon to make some with.

This card was very quick and easy to make, the fabulous papers are MME Lost and Found,  I used the paper as the focal point as it was so pretty.  I then made this flower with a small length of 38mm sheer ruffle edge ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop which I folded in half and used a simple running stitch along the fold. After that I gathered up the ribbon by pulling the thread at one end and securing into a flower shape with a few quick sewing stitches.

The green leaves were made using a couple of tiny scraps of sea moss seam binding  shaped into a loop and secured underneath the flower with a couple more stitches.

I finished off the flower with a pretty button sewn into the middle of the flower and a couple of leaf pins. I think the ruffle edge of the ribbon really works well as a flower.  I will definitely be using up more of my scraps making these flowers.

The celebrate stamp is from Waltzingmouse 'Say it Loud' set.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafts and Me - Light Airy Spring Colours
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge- Spring
Crafty Catz - Spring is in the Air
Penny Black and more - Springtime
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x


  1. Hello Sarah

    The ribbon flower is gorgeous and a perfect shade to go with the MME DP's.

    Afraid I'm another ribbon junkie and can't throw even the smallest piece away, you just never know when they will come in handy, even the tiniest piece will go with a button.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black ans More, thanks so much for joining in our Springtime theme and good luck with all the great prizes on offer.

    B x

  2. Lovely card Sarah, with a very vintage spring feel. Regards Meighan

  3. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. What a beautiful card, I just love dress forms and you have used this one so well.
    thanks for joining with us at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
    Lynn x

  5. what a great creation thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

  6. What a gorgeous creation Sarah! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

  7. What an amazing design! Love all the details and gorgeous papers!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black and more. Good luck and hope we see you again next month!

  8. Lovely card and thanks for joining us at creative inspiration for our anything goes challenge and good luck also thanks for joining Crafty catz this week too.

  9. Such a pretty and delicate card! :)