Monday, March 1, 2010

Ribbon Flower Goodness!

I've been having the most fun playing with all the gorgeous ribbons from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Here are a few of the floral embellishments I made. Crochet lace, gingham, silk, velvet, and polka dot sheer are the types I used for these flowers. The pink gingham flower is created by folding the 1 1/2" gingham ribbon in half, running the stitch along the two edges and pulling to gather. I then added a crocheted flower and button on top. The green 3/4" velvet ribbon is not folded, with a gathering stitch along one edge and pulled. A crochet flower and button also are sewn atop the flower. This rose beauty is the same ribbon I used for the smallest gingham flower, only I did not fold the 1 1/2" ribbon, I ran a gathering stitch along one edge to gather, sewing the base as I went along to get the rose look. A 1/2" gingham ribbon piece is sewn in the rose center.
Here is a three tier silk ribbon flower, meaning, I made three separate flowers and then sewed them together. The bottom layer is the 1 1/4" ribbon, gathered along one edge, pulled and sewn together. The middle flower is the same ribbon, with the edge folded over, stitched, and gathered to make the flower slightly smaller. The top flower is made again, with the same satin ribbon, only folded in half, gathered, with a sheer 1/2" ribbon flower and bottom sewn atop!

I was very pleased with these pom pom flowers. I didn't set out to have them look like this, but I LOVE them. Again 1 1/2" sheer ribbon folded in half, stitched along the edges to gather, I used more ribbon to continue the build up of gathers, and the slight stiffness of the ribbon creates the kind of folds you see.

So there you have it! My play time results with a few of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store ribbons. There are so many more ribbons I can't wait to get my hands on! HERE is the spot you can view all the gorgeous ribbon goodness. Be sure to scroll down the page to view them all!

TAKE GOOD CARE! I hope you are having a marvelous Monday! See you tomorrow!

29 comments:

Peggy Maier said...

Really wonderful flowers - I'll have to try some!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my word!!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me -- these flowers are GORGEOUS!!!! Totally gorgeous!!!!

Cami said...

These ribbon flowers are beautiful! Can you tell me what is the best thread to use for making these flowers? Thank you very much for sharing these. Cami

Anonymous said...

Those are the cutest and most beautiful flowers!!! Susan

MaggiLiz Creations said...

Fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

scrappyella said...

WOW...these are very beautiful.. TFS. another way to use ribbons. awesome!!!!.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are gorgeous! These ribbon flowers are so unique ... and beautiful!

Pati said...

WOWW!! These are cool & pretty! What did you do with the ends after you gathered them? Did you glue or sew them together to keep it in a circle?

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! LOVE these!!

Dragon said...

Woo these are fabulous!!! I particularly love the triple decker!!
Frankie
xx

Sue said...

AWESOME!!!!

Charlene said...

I love the sheer pom pom flowers as well as the silks the best but they're all delightful. So creative! Great way to use what you have on hand.

Ros said...

What lovely flowers - absolutely adore the pom pom ones. Thanks for sharing

Ros said...

What lovely flowers - absolutely adore the pom pom ones. Thanks for sharing

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

These are gorgeous, Barb! Thanks for sharing the idea and technique for such a fun and pretty embellishment for us.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your flower ribbons! Thank you for explaining how you made them. They sure will add a special touch to gifts!

Dolores~CraftyD's Creations said...

Gorgeous ribbon flowers, thanks for sharing how to make them.

Darlene said...

Wow these are really gorgeous - thanks for sharing these with us.

shery said...

lovely flowers

Ravengirl said...

These are totally adorable! I can do this!!! Thanks for sharing!

Janine said...

FAB- U - LOUS!!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful blooms! TFS!

Elaine M said...

Could you give directions on making the little crocheted flowers? They are so darling!!!
Elaine M
mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Rose Ann said...

LOVE your flowers, Barb!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, you are one talented lady. Fabulous flowers and will be such nice addition to cards. Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Barb, Your ribbon flowers are to die for. I would just love to be able to attempt to make them!!
Barb O.
miatagal@shaw.ca

Diane said...

Your ribbon flowers are beautiful! It is quite amazing what one can do if they just put a little thought into it! Thank you so much for sharing the directions with us and keep up the beautiful work!!! Thanks

kmassman said...

I don't think I posted here, but these are just gorgeous!!!

Catherine Kraft said...

I can hardly wait to get some of these fun flowers made. Each one is so different. I can't decide which one I like best as they all add a different look. I love your bucket also.