Ribbon Flower Tutorial

May 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm 5 comments


Hi! I’ve been trying to do different things with ribbon. This is simple- creating a circle of holes & threading ribbon back on itself & sealing down after each ‘petal’. Haven’t a clue whether it’s a recognised stitch as I made it up- but I doubt it’s truly original.
Here’s the idea-
Take a circle or square of cardstock & punch a circle of holes

Then with the end of the ribbon cut into a point bring it from the back towards the front

Now you’re going to push the ribbon carefully back down the hole you’ve just brought it through

20130505-182316.jpg making sure you leave a ‘tab’ or petal of ribbon

20130505-182352.jpg now turn over so you’re looking at the back and secure that ‘stitch’ with tape. I’ve used a dark piece of washi so you can see

20130505-205042.jpg it but I normally use see-through tape so it can’t possibly be visible from the front.

Continue bringing the ribbon to the front through the next hole

20130505-182605.jpg and then repeat the process until you have a full flower

The stamps are from Hero Arts with some Studio Calico Mister Huey spray. A really simple card that focuses on the beautiful ribbon.

I won’t give any stories as the tutorial has made the post quite long enough. Instead I shall dream of sleep. Could really do with some more. In fact a week’s uninterrupted wouldn’t go amiss. Happy Bank Holiday to you all- hope you enjoy the glimpse of sunshine!
See you when I’ve woken up! xx


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alicecarman  |  May 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    love love love this idea!!!! I’ll have to try it out. Thanks!


  • 2. Peg  |  May 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    A great idea and I will certainly give this a go, tfs x


  • 3. Jeanne Thomas  |  May 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, thats beautiful, can’t wait to go and have a play with my ribbon. Talking about sleep – I think tortoises have the right idea – hibernating for several months – I could willingly hibernate right now!! May see you at Port Sunlight if you haven’t hibernated!! He he he, Love Jeanne xx


  • 4. Ros Crawford  |  May 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

    That’s so clever! … lovely card … enjoy your bank holiday!


  • 5. Carol  |  June 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Hi, This is an adorable ribbon flower, thanks for sharing it.



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