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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Few Knots, a Punch, and More...

Thursday (31st) addition:
Over at Pals Paper Arts this week (http://palspaperarts.com/) we are challenged to use our punches so I thought this post would fit that challenge...

Good Morning!
I have a lot to show you today... yesterday was a "fun day" in the craft room!
Here is the card I made ... using a knotted flower as an embellishment. I saw this on someone's blog yesterday and had to give it a try .... love making these flowers; each one is different. I'll tell you how to do it in a moment! :)

 Inside the card...

Here is a close up of the flower .... see all the knots? Notice the mat the flower is popped on?

More flowers ...he..he..he! :o
 Here is how the mat is made... take a simple scallop using the scallop punch...
 Take a second punch - I used the 5 petal flower punch - Mary Fish from http://www.stampinpretty.com/ used the Star punch... punch out each scallop ... there is no rhyme nor reason to this - just do it! Gotta love that!
Here we are on the way to the end result!
 Now - on to making the flowers. I wish I remembered where I saw this today.... I certainly give them all the credit... my brain just would never have conceived such a thing.

Take a piece of ribbon ... I used 24 inches - and tie knots in it - all along the ribbon - no format just don't pull them too tight.
 Cut a cicle and cover it with sticky tape ... I used a 1&1/4 inch circle -
 Starting in the center, begin to wind the ribbon around the circle making sure to stick it down as you go.
 Here is the circle totally covered with the knotted ribbon
 And now with an adornment in the center.... ready to use on another card!
That was a lot of fun! Hope you enjoyed! And I hope you will try these new techniques!
Have a wonderful day!
I'm having company for lunch! Gotta go make some biscuits!


Myra said...

Ruthie, love the new ideas,thanks. Card is so pretty...keep your mojo flowing ☺

Ann Schach said...

These ribbon flowers are just gorgeous, Ruthie! Thanks for showing an easy method for creating them!

LeAnne said...

Wow, these are awesome! I have seen them done just by twisting the ribbon, but it seems these would have more stability! TFS!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Great flowers. Thank you for the tutorial on how you created them! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.