Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Guest Designer - Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Hello and Good morning! I am so excited to be the GDT for Really Reasonable Ribbon!! Today, I have a wall hanging, two cards and a ribbon rose tutorial to share with you.
Here is the wall hanging I designed with the ribbon roses. Before I get started with the tutorial I want to show you the yummy colors of ribbon I was able to work with on my projects.
This is the New Dark Satin w/ Grosgrain Edge Assortment. So beautiful--I love these colors!!To get started I cut a 12 inch piece of ribbon. Then I made cuts about 1 inch apart going right up to the edge on the entire piece of ribbon. Next I trimmed the corners. After I trimmed the corners then I carefully heat set the ribbon. I Placed a piece of foil on a cookie sheet and used a stylus to hold down the ribbon. I let the heat tool get really hot and then I heated the ribbon. The edges of the ribbon will start to curl as it heats up. Heat one petal at a time. **Please note the ribbon can heat up really fast and you want to be careful not to scorch it. The next step is to assemble the rose. On the first petal I applied glue in a sideways L shape. Then I started to roll the ribbon.
I kept adding glue and rolling the ribbon one petal at a time. As you can see from the photo the rose is starting to take shape. Here is the end result beautiful dimensional ribbon roses. These little roses will make the perfect embellishments for all your paper crafting projects. Here is one more close up of the wall hanging.

Next I have two cards to share with you. For this first card I used three colors of the ribbon from the New Dark Satin w/ Grosgrain Edge Assortment package. Using the ribbon I was able to create a quick and easy background. For the second card I used two colors of ribbon from the New Dark Satin w/ Grosgrain Edge Assortment package. I used the lavender ribbon to create a border and the green ribbon to make leaves for my tissue paper flower.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today! I am so thrilled to share my projects with you and I hope you enjoyed the ribbon rose tutorial.

If you would like to see a detailed supply list for each of the projects please visit my blog Embellished-Dreams.

I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!!

Hugs & smiles,
Heidi Blankenship


  1. OMG Heidi!
    So glad I talked you into guesting for us! :)
    Well...I didn't have to talk much...the beautiful RRR ribbons speak pretty loudly! :)
    Your projects are all stunning my friend!
    I have never seen a rose made like this. AWESOME tutorial!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your talents and secret techniques! :)

    True :D

  2. gorgeous cards, and a really cclever rose, thank you for the tutorial

  3. Thanks so much for the great tutorial - helpful and can't wait to try this technique...lovely cards.

  4. Thank you SO much for sharing these creations and the wonderful flower tutorial. I love your ribbon and am going to try the tutorial today. Thanks for such a terrific resource. Blessings, Diane

  5. Love your beautiful cards! I have tried these blossoms and love the sweet gentle vintage look of them and your ribbon colours are just perfect for them!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Wow, thanks for sharing that tutorial. Those roses are gorgeous and I just LOVE your cards. You've done a fabulous job. TFS.

  7. Wow, absolutely BEAUTIFUL flowers!!! tfs the tutorial :-)

  8. Beautiful cards hun! I LOVE your roses, they are beautiful!!! AWESOME job!!

  9. Wow, just wow, so gorgeous!!!

  10. Ohh wow that is gorgeous flower and cards. Thanks for sharing

  11. Wow these are stunning, love the roses thanks for sharing how you made them.
    Kim xXx

  12. this is a fantastic tutorial, those flowers are so beautiful!
    i definitely need to give it a try to this technique!


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