My daughter and her friends asked if I could make a get well soon for their principal who is currently on medical leave. I felt that it was very thoughtful of them, so I went down to my craft room and came up with this.
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Believe it or not I, I made the large flowers on this card out of Ribbon. They are easier to make that you would think.
When making these ribbon flowers keep in mind that you have to use a synthetic ribbon, something that will melt and curl when heated. I used Satin ribbon for these flowers, (cotton ribbon does not work)
From left to right, top to bottom
1- punch out a circle, the size of the finished flower will be larger than the circle. Stick down a really sticky double sided tape, I used a red liner double-sided tape. Cut a strip of ribbon, 5″-6″ (you can cut off any extra if need be) A snip slits in it roughly 1/2″ apart being careful not to snip it all the way through.
2- carefully stick the ribbon to the adhesive, I start from the outside and keep turning it into the center.
3-4- using a heat tool and tweezer heat up the petals until they start to curl. I find that it is easier to start heating from the back to have them curl towards the front, then I work my way to the middle. It may just be the ribbon that I use it tends to curl well that way, you may have to play with what you have. BE CAREFUL THAT YOU DO NOT BURN YOUR RIBBON, IT CAN GET SCORCHED AND TURN BROWN .
5- these are finished flowers of different sizes. You can quit here if white flowers are what you want.
6- I mixed Calypso Coral ink refill with rubbing alcohol in a shallow dish
7-8- dip the flower into the ink/alcohol mixture, I used the tweezers to dip it in, I also used a small paintbrush to get some of the tight spaces.
9- this photo shows a Coral flower next to a White flower.
I made 2 satin flowers for this card. To make the buds I just used a little twist of ribbon and wrapped a Garden Green heart-shaped piece of cardstock.
The card base is cut out of Cantaloupe Crisp cardstock and is 5 1/2″x 4 1/4″, then I had a layer of Calypso Coral at 5 1/4″ x 4″. The top layer is Whisper White cut at 5″x 3 3/4″. I ran the White layer through my big shot with a swirly Embossing folder.
I thought it would be fun to have the swirls look like flower stems so I used a sponge dauber and carefully inked up the details with Garden Green Ink.
I added some leaves and fines. The middle leaves are a Karen Burniston die, the ivy leaves I bought second hand.
Next came the Satin flowers.
I thought the flowers could use a little contrast so I added some Vanilla coloured flowers that I purchased from Stampin Up YEARS AGO lol.
I added the “Get Well Soon”, I cut them out three times, layered them, then added some Wink of Stella to give them a little glitter.
I thought that the Vanilla flowers seemed to not stand out as I thought they would so I decided to add a little of the alcohol ink mix to them.
Last but not least I added some faux raindrops to the centers of the smaller flowers to give them a little dimension.
Flowers of different sizes depending on the size of the circle you start with
Close up of the flower cluster