(This was previously posted in 2012 and I hope it was helpful to you. Have you created something with ribbons lately?)
I was creating a card the other day, when I realized I was out of a certain shade of green paper to make my leaves and stem that would match the floral paper I was using as a base for my card. Since I was in a creative mood and didn’t want to make a trip to my local craft supply store, I thought about what else I could use to make the leaves and a flower stem. Off to my ‘stash’ I went, once again. My first thought….could I use the ribbon to make the leaves and stem?
Well, it turns out I could! The flower I had made for this card was from a stamp that I cut out. Since the edges were black, I found some green ribbon that also had black edges. Perfect!
The ribbon was 1/8 inch wide and I cut a piece about 3 inches long to use as my stem. I cut two pieces for my leaves, each about 2 inches long. I put a tiny glue dot on one end of the ribbon and folded it in half to make the leaf. (I just love these little dots!) I made only two leaves, but you can certainly make more, depending on your project..
I put another Glue Dot on the end of the front of the finished leave, and attached it behind the ribbon stem on an angle, so it would look like a leaf. I did the same thing with the other leaf. I had to trim off a tiny bit of the edge of my leave, since I could see it on the other side of the stem. That was easy to do.
I added a few pieces of 1/8 inch Miracle Tape adhesive on the back of the stem, and attached it to my card. My stamped and hand cut flower was ready to attach to the stem! I added a ‘popped’ Thank You greeting and my card was complete!
Looking through my ribbon collection, I thought about how I could also use the tiny rick rack as a flower stem. Since you use short pieces of ribbon for this project, it is a great way to use up left-over ribbons! If you are like me, I try to use every piece of paper, ribbon and other items when I am creating a card.
I hope you enjoyed reading about how you can use ribbons to make leaves and stems for your next floral project. There are endless varieties of ribbons and I love using them in so many of my projects.
What are some of the ways you use short pieces of ribbons in your projects? I hope you will share you ideas with me. Creating, sharing, having fun…..that’s what it’s all about!
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