Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ribbon Carnation Tutorial .......

Welcome to my first tutorial!

I had so many lovely comments about my ribbon carnations, I thought I'd share how I made them.

Here's two examples of my ribbon carnations in action -

I've found that soft ribbons work best for these flowers. I like to use taffeta, organza or seam binding. In the above photo's I have used Stampin' Up! Kraft (now known as Crumb Cake) taffeta ribbon.

Take a 30cm (12") length of your chosen ribbon.

Using a running stitch, start in the top corner and sew down one side and across the bottom.

Pull the thread tight so that it gathers up the ribbon.

After pulling the thread tightly, start rolling the ribbon onto itself, starting at the end where the thread is. Sew small stitches along the way to hold it together as shown in the above photo's. Once you are happy it's all secure knot thread and cut it off.

Turn your flower over and push down on the ruffles to flatten them out a bit.

This is what it should look like when you are finished. To attach it to your projects just place a glue dot on the bottom of the carnation.

If you have a questions, feel free to ask away. I'd love to see any projects that you make using this tutorial. Please leave me comment with a link to your blog so I can visit you :)

Thanks for stopping by!


This tutorial is for your personal use and inspiration only.
If you use this tutorial and then publish your project on your blog, please provide a link back to me.

11 lovely comments:

Patrice said...

Wow, well done Sandra. Your tutorial is perfect. I'm going to sit in front of Winners and Losers and make some of your pretty flowers tonight :o)

Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Great tutorial Sandra! and your flowers are just gorgeous...thanks for sharing your talent!

Sudha said...

Wow, pretty creations n thanks for the tutorial.

Babe O'Mara said...

Thank you for showing us how you made your beautiful flowers. Great tutorial.


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fabulous tutorial, Sandra! I keep a needle and thread in my tool box ... but I always forget to get it out and use it! Thanks for reminding me! These are perfectly beautiful carnations. Gav brought me home some last week ... he hasn't done that for a while ... so it was a lovely surprise. I know that they are kinda 'retro' ... but I love them! Hugs xxaxx

Tammy Hanlon said...

Thanks sooo much for sharing Sandra.... They look so elegant, I bet mine don't turn out like that lol.
Did you or would you have a tutorial on the flower pot free standing card?? as it is so pretty I would love to give it a go.
Thanks again
Tam x

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

This is beautiful and so clever Sandra!

Christine Blain said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing xx

Patrice said...

LOL I have to tell you I attempted these about a dozen times or so, and only two turned out worth looking at. I don't have the knack that you do unfortunately :o(

Created by You said...

Wow, what a fabulous card and tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs, Sharon F.

PS... it's so much easier to leave comments now... You Rock!!

Gisela said...

Thank you for the tutorial, the carnation is so cute.