Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ribbon Bumblebee

Welcome to my Wednesday posting!  This week I made another ribbon bug – a bumblebee to embellish my card.  I used 3/8” Black and Sunflower Grosgrain Ribbon to create the bee and White Organza Ribbon to make the wings.

Bumblebees 

Cut the ribbon into 5 sizes:

  • Sunflower - 4 inches
  • Black - 3 1/2 inches
  • Sunflower - 3 inches
  • Black - 2 1/2 inches
  • Black - 1 inches (nose of bumblebee)

I sealed each edge with a BIC lighter so that the ribbon would not unravel.  Then I took each ribbon piece and sewed the edges together to form a loop (basically made a small X stitch).  Once all 4 pieces of ribbon are sewn I started to place the ribbons on top of each other beginning with the smallest black loop and ending with the largest sunflower loop.  Make a X stitch thru all four loops.  This forms the shape of your bumblebee.  Then put some glue on the tip of your loops.  Take your 1” black ribbon and lay it across the point of the loops.  Bring the edges of the black ribbon to the back and tack down with glue.  Once this is completed you can add some wiggle eyes.

Then cut a piece of White Organza 3 1/2” long.  Find the center and bring each end of the ribbon to the center overlapping each end a little.  Put a gathering stitch, pull stitch tight and tie a knot onto the back.  Glue the wings onto your bumblebee.  Now you have an adorable bumblebee as an embellishment to any card/project.  

Digital Images:  Cute Critters (Bee Hive and Bumblebees) from The Cutting Cafe (colored images with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut bumblebees out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  I Wish You a Bee-tiful Day. sentiment (Assorted Bug Circle Words) from The Cutting Cafe.

Card Stock:  Yellow and black (TAC), black print (DCWV-The Glitter Stack) and 2 prints (My Mind’s Eye-Home).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Punches:  Marvy Round Corner Punch.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (bumblebees’ wings).

Embellishments:  Wiggle Eyes, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Sunflower Grosgrain Ribbon, White Organza Ribbon and Yellow Gingham Ribbon (All Ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Kym

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