Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jazzing up your ribbon flowers

 This is my part two of May Arts round two of their DT call.
In the previous post I showed you how to make a "simple ribbon flower" and now I want to give you some ideas on how to jazz them up.  Like so...

 Here's some things I used
May Arts ribbon in 3/4" Twill/Stripes
Fabric brads
Ink (colorbox pigment ink)
Glitter glue (smooches glitz)
First Check out the flower tutorial HERE

Jazzing it up the first way
Before you fold and stitch your ribbon,
Ink up the middle
It should totally NOT be perfect, just dab along the strip then continue on to make your flower.

Jazzing it up way two
This is for all you who like the vintage look.
After your flower is all made (using the "ink in the middle" technique above)
cut along the top rib of the whole ribbon.
Then using your fingers, gentle pull at the top where you have cut.
Letting the treads of the ribbon "loose" like so...

Jazzing it up number three
This one is easy and for all you glitter gals.
Just add a some glitter glue to the insides of the folds in your flower.
It really helps to use a glitter glue with a paint brush tip like this "Smooch Glitz"

Jazzing it up the forth way
Before you sew your ribbon add a piece of ribbon with color in the middle.
You want to fold the Faux Linen ribbon around the colored ribbon and then sew.

 Jazzing it up the fifth and last
Simple ... Add a brad to the middle :)

 In my "simple ribbon flower" tutorial I said how I like to add my ribbon flower to a clip 
and here's why
 If you add it to a clip you can do so much and here's what I did with mines

Adding it to a headband...

 And of course, putting it on a card...
 Just tucked it in the back of paper panel.  Take a look.
 Okay all, I hop you liked all the Jazzed up versions of a simple ribbon flower.  
It would be a dream to play with pretty ribbon and I'm sooo itching to be on the May Arts Design Team.
Wish me luck!


~amy~ said...

check out your fab blooms...love them!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love how you dressed them up!!! LOVING your card too!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Annette said...

wow these are amazing...girl you are so creative...Good Luck...
fingers crossed for both of us.. :)

Jingle said...

Super cute, Lalo! I love these!

JJ Bolton said...

Awesome flowers Lalo! I especially love the inked one! Such a cool look!

Kara Lynne said...

Very creative! I love seeing all the different ways you jazzed up these flowers! Great idea with the clip, that way it can even be used again by the card recipient!

Lisa said...

Lalo, if they don't choose you for the DT there's something crazy going on! Love all the different ways you have used the ribbon and the flower with the loose threads is so COOL! Good luck to you :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! These flowers are the CUTEST! I looooooooove the idea of inking the center! FAB x10!

Lynnda said...

WOW.... those blooms are stunning Lalo... I love them!!! TFS ...the tutorial here...and your card is stunning too... hugs...xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh wowee!! What a whacking great amount of inspiration. I'll tuck those ideas away for another time- love 'em. And you def have my vote for the DT- hoping you get there! x

Shahrul Niza said...

WOWW!!. Lalo, these ribbons are too gorgeous!. I love the frayed pink ribbon, like to try this sometime. And the one with a brad is pretty too. So inspiring, gal! Wish you LUCK :). Hugs.

Sandy Allnock said...

Wow lovely! Good luck Lalo!!!