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Dimensional Ribbon Flower

It was like Christmas for me when I received Little Yellow Bicycle’s Once Upon a Christmas collection!  I knew these elegant papers would pair so well with May Arts’ ribbons.  I’m going to show you how to create a dimensional flower using our wide satin ribbon and rubber stamps.

Using Staz-On Ink, stamp flower images of descending sizes onto wide satin ribbon.

Roughly cut around each flower, leaving a small margin.

You will want to cut 2-3 flowers for each size.  Also cut one of each size from the Sheer/Twinkle ribbon.

Carefully melt the edges of the flowers by holding the ribbon near a candle flame.

The petals will curl, producing an organic look.

Layer the petals together, and stitch in the center to form your flower.  Assemble the card as shown, using the velvet ribbon to edge the cream patterned paper, and to add a decorative knot above the journaling card.  Add the gold crocheted ribbon underneath the flower to tie in the gold poinsettia.

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle

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  1. Kim H

    wonderful tip/technique, love the flowers. thanks for sharing.

  2. Lori Poffenroth

    The flower is stunning and is perfect on the card you made.  Love it!

  3. Wendy Crowe

    Wow!  Who would have thought??  What a clever idea and so beautiful!!

  4. Pam Sohan

    Gorgeous flower ! what a clever idea ! 

  5. Lee

    Wow – what a beautiful flower and card! thanks!

  6. Becky D

    This is stunning! I can't wait to try this 🙂

  7. Cynthia B.

    Wow, the burnt edges really give this flower some flair! I'd be afraid that I'd burn my fingers, though. That's a technique I've never tried before…TFS!

  8. Jennie W.

    What a great technique and beautiful project, thanks for sharing!

  9. Jennifer Reynard

    Wow, love how you used the ribbon in the project!! Awesome job~!

  10. Ange

    Wow! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love!

  11. Marcia Scantlin

    Thanks for the step by step instructions.

  12. rush

    what a neat idea!

  13. Kristie Maynard

    How beautiful!  Very pretty, indeed!

  14. Robin Buchholz

    I love the technique you used to create such a unique flower.

  15. Sue D

    How awesome!

  16. Jeanne Kelly

    Oh my gosh!  when I first looked at the flower, I thought it was stitched – absolutely beautiful!!!

  17. Emily H

    Ooh! Fantabulo! What a great idea!

  18. Diana Schafer

    Very pretty and it's amazing what putting ribbon to a flame did. Quite 'old world' looking.

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  20. Mary S - Big Mamma

    Wow how wonderful is that flower.  I've got to try that out.

  21. Miriam Prantner

    That is fantastic!  Although I'm not sure you want me around an open flame in my craft area….there's a lot of paper there!

  22. Virginia Fynes

    great idea!

  23. Carmen

    I love flower crafts – thanks for another to add to my ideas!

  24. Charlene

    Super creative!!

  25. Marcia Dehn-Nix

    Fabulous idea for a DIY flower!

  26. heaney

    how awesome this diy flower, never thought of stamping flower on ribbon before cutting and singed it for a dimensional look..brilliant idea!

  27. Juliana

    Gorgeous flower!!!

  28. Cheryl Hutcherson

    This is gorgeous!!


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