Make your own ribbon roses

Greetings Card Makers!

I discovered a terrific way to make your own ribbon roses. What a great way to add dimension and texture to your cards!

Click here for larger image. 1. Cut an 18-24-inch piece of ribbon. (You'll need a longer piece for wider ribbon, and less for narrow ribbon.)

2. Fold the ribbon in the center in the shape of an "L."
Click here for larger image. 3. Fold the end that is underneath over the top along the edge of the other end.
Click here for larger image. 4. Flip the ribbon over so it is easier to work with.
Click here for larger image. 5. Repeat step 3, alternating ribbon ends until you have about an inch of tail left.
Click here for larger image. 6. Pinch the ends together and release the rest of the ribbon
Click here for larger image. 7. Still holding ends together, gently pull on one tail to gather up the ribbon.
Click here for larger image. 8. Reposition petals; adhere ends with a glue dot. Trim.

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Happy day!

 
 

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