The challenge I thought up for the Create: blog the past week was to make gathered ribbon flowers and use them on cards. Here is the card I made:
Close up detail shot:
Thank You So Much for Everything
How to: Start with a mustard yellow textured cardstock card base that is 4.75" square. Punch a butterfly border on the top right edge (note - it wouldn't go through both layers so I had to punch the top layer and then eyeball the back and miraculously they aligned!). Adhere a doily die cut slightly off-center. Gather a 12" piece dark pink ribbon by sewing a running stitch along one side, pulling the thread, then tying the ends into a knot. Make another gathered ribbon flower from wider pink grosgrain ribbon. Make another flower from gathered pink tulle. Hot glue the other flowers on top if the tulle, then trim down the tulle using pinking shears. Hot glue a white metal flower embellishment to the center and pierce two decorative stickpins behind. Adhere the entire flower to the center of the doily. Tuck green felt leaves under the right side of the tulle then place a pearl flourish on top. Type a sentiment on cream notebook paper using a typewriter, trim it into three strips, then hot glue them between the pink ribbon layers on the left side. Done and done!
Supplies: Cardstock, tulle, ribbon, adhesive: American Crafts; Notebook paper: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Doily die cut, butterfly border punch: Martha Steward Crafts; Felt leaves: Fancy Pants Designs; Floss: DMC; Needle: Dritz; Metal flower, decorative stickpins, pearl flourish: Pebbles; Paper cutter, scissors, pinking shears: Fiskars; Hot glue gun: Craft supply; Typewriter: Smith Corona
The challenge for this next week: BIRTHDAY CARDS! You too can participate - just email a picture of your birthday card and a link to your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Thursday August 11th!