Friday, May 25, 2012

Wishing you happiness...

So I have all this gorgeous May Arts Silk Ribbon that I got from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and I wanted to create a tutorial on how to make silk ribbon flowers for your cards, projects or scrapbook pages. I've made two types of flowers and the tutorial is below. Enjoy!

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Supplies needed for Silk Flowers:

Size 26 needle with double stranded pink floss
Chenille Needle (large eye needle for wide silk ribbon)
Rhinestones, Pearls and Stamens (at your local craft store in the wedding section)

Instructions for Silk Flowers:

For burgundy silk flower, fold silk ribbon lengthwise about 1/8 from the top edge. With needle and thread, sew a running stitch along the length of the ribbon. Pull thread tight until ribbon gathers into a circle and tie tightly. Fluff inner ribbon for your flower.
To create the leaves, tie a knot in each of the two 4 inch pieces of olive silk ribbon in the center. With sharp scissors, cut ends at a pointed angle. Glue knot to back of your burgundy flower and arrange your leaves. Tie a multi-looped bow with the Olive burlap string, fold and glue to the back of your burgundy flower. Add shiny rhinestones or pearls in the centers.

To make your ribbon rose, cut a circle with Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Standard Circles LG #3. With needle and thread, sew 5 spokes onto the circle as shown. This is the base for your silk ribbon rose. You can make this smaller to fit your creation.

Thread the Chenille needle with the pink ribbon length and bring it up through the center hole in your circle and glue the end of the ribbon to the back. Twist your length of silk ribbon until it spirals a bit, then insert it underneath one of the floss spokes on your circle. (This makes each rose petal more fluffy when you twist the ribbon). Skip the next spoke, then go under the following spoke. Pull the ribbon snug against the center as shown in the second photo. 

Continue in the same manner around the circle, twisting the ribbon, and going under a spoke, skipping the next one, then going under again. Do not pull these ribbons tight. You want to keep it loose as your rose starts to form. Keep doing this until you run out of ribbon. Glue the end of the ribbon underneath the petals. Fluff and adjust the petals to your liking.

To create the leaves for your rose, add glue to one end of your green silk ribbon piece and fold and adhere as shown in first photo. Fold one corner down to make a triangle and glue to the back of the rose circle. Make 3 leaves.

Card Recipe:

Paper: K & Company Charlotte, Bazzill Burgundy and White cardstock
Accessories: Recollections Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 3D Foam Dots


  1. make such beautiful cards. I love your ribbon flowers. They are beautiful. I appreciate you taking time out to show the making process breakdown.

  2. Different technique and very beautiful. The card is very pretty. Edna

  3. Hi Darsie, could not stop myself on becoming a follower to your blog. wonderful cards, beyond imagination, fantastic diessuperb color combinations.. and lovely floral design. Keep it up and thanks for sharing your creations on the blog. Very inspiring.

  4. Gorgeous flower Darsie! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  5. Just stopping by to see what's new with you and I love all the flowers you did for your card. It is just beautiful! I was just thinking about doing a little of this again but couldn't find the silk ribbon anywhere local. Thanks for sharing all the loveliness and wishing you lots of happiness and hugs too! T.

  6. awesome tutorial Darsie!! I'm gonna give these a try. Thanks :)

  7. Hello Darsie
    Just want to say how beautiful your cards are, true works of art,
    and the tutorials are fantastic, love this Flower will give it a try,

  8. Beautiful when you do it, but not sure I could. Will try though. Edna

  9. this is so pretty and love your tute- helps so much thanks

  10. Wow, Darsie! These handmade flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing how you did it (and showing pictures too), it's something I will definitely try one day.

  11. These are lovely. Thank you for the very clear tutorial!

  12. Woweeee! This is so pretty. Great tut you are such a talent!! mwah!

  13. Your work is beautiful and your tutorial is easy to follow. Thank you for sharing!


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