Friday, January 21, 2011

Ribbon Rose Valentine

I have spent the day getting ready for my Card Workshop tomorrow and making a card for this week's City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge. This week, the challenge was to have handmade flowers in our project. Just up my alley as I am working really hard to perfect this wonderful technique.


The rose was made by twisting cranberry ribbon that had been attached with a brad around and around on a 1 1/4 inch punched out circle. As you twist, make sure to secure the ends with glue dots. I made the rosebud by taking a 2 1/2 inch length of the same color ribbon and using embroidery floss, stitching close to the long edge. I gathered the ribbon tightly and secured with a glue dot. I shaped it until it looked like a bud. I just love these ribbon flowers!

A few more details about the card...it is completed on an A2 base. The layers include Black and Bamboo card stock and the pattern paper is from a soon to be released CTMH paper packed called "Bliss." The "ruffle" on the corner of the scallop mat is actually 1/4 of a paper doily that has been sponged using Bamboo and Chocolate. The leaves were punched with a MS punch that I just bought yesterday. The strands of pearls are from my stash and the "mocha" colored pearls Close To My Heart.

I am so happy I found the City Crafter Challenge...I am having so much fun using their challenges to enhance my skills. Thanks once again ladies. :o) For Now, Happy Crafting!

6 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely handmade flower! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Lovely card and your flower is superb ... thank you for playing along at CCCB

Ms Molly: said...

Beautiful!

Linda R. said...

What an elegant card you have created.. I Love your handmade flower.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so pretty! That red flower is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Marco said...

This card is so romantically gorgeous.
Very Creative you are.
Thanks for this post and inspiration.


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