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Create a ribbon flower with Erum Tasneem! :)



My guest today is the super talented Erum Tasneem of  VIBGYOR Krafts. Erum makes the most breathtaking creations. Her projects are always full of textures and layers.She has a great sense of colour which she combines with her beautifully handmade flowers to stunning effect! Today she shares an awesome tutorial on how to create an amazing ribbon flower. She's also hosting a ribbon challenge with a fabulous prize for the winner! :)

Prepare to be awed! Check out some of E's creations!


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Hi! I am E.T. of VIBGYOR Krafts. I live in Karachi, Pakistan and we have very few craft supplies here, tons of art supplies but almost zero craft supplies. Because of limited craft supplies, I gravitated towards making stuff on my own. For instance, dyeing my own paper and drawing and cutting my own flowers. I have always been inspired by the Prima flowers I see used by so many crafters. Fairly recently this inspiration has led me to making fabric flowers. I still make paper flowers and sometimes combine both fabric and paper flowers together in one card.  
I mostly make cards with no images and just flowers framing a sentiment (which is usually computer generated due to lack of stamps). I am happy with what I have and I think sometimes my cards come out good enough. I do make a lot of flowers from scratch and today I have a pictorial for you. I have come up with this flower on my own and the resulting flower is gorgeous. 

Thanks to Yvonne for considering my creations worthy enough to showcase here.

Things you need:
Ribbon or fabric (preferably 1 inch or above)
Glue
Glitter (not necessary)


Step 1.Apply glitter or stickles to one edge of the ribbon. Let it dry.


Step 2. Cut out a rough circle, this will be your flower base. This doesn’t have to be perfect, it won’t show.


Step 3.Apply glue on the circle and start gathering your ribbon as shown in the picture.


Step 4.You can also overlap and make a second ruffled layer.


Step 5. Stop at any point you want to or continue to add a third layer. Now start twisting the ribbon instead of adding more ruffles (like you make a twisted rose).


Step 6. Keep twisting and gluing down the twisted ribbon until you are pleased with the outcome. Now cut your ribbon, apply a bit of glue at the end of the ribbon and insert it in the flower’s center.


Step 7.You can finish it off here by adding a gem or button OR


Step 8. You can take a thinner ribbon than the one you are using right now. Cut it 3-4 inches, roll it and glue it in the center like I did.


Step 9. Play around with your flower until you get the desired result. Tuck in and glue a few sharp folds and this is what you will get.
You can see that I didn’t continue with applying glitter along the entire edge. Midway through the making of this flower, I thought I would add glitter once the flower is complete. Here is what it looks like after I placed it on my project.


Here is my project.

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Isn't that a stunning card? Ready to play along? Link up your newly created projects featuring a handmade ribbon flower via Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday September 9 for your chance to win this awesome ribbon collection...


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37 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! Her work is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee her flowers! :):):):):):):):):):)

Crafterkhush said...

Erum.. Love the ribbon collection.. :D... and thanks for the tutorial.. I think I shall try my hand at it.. :-)

Karuna said...

wow!! Thanks Erum...hope i get to try this out :) btw what glue did u use... i have real trouble getting any fabric to stick well on paper :|

Blossom inch said...

that is such a gorgeous way of using ribbons. Love it Erum!

Tejal said...

This is simply simply fantastic...just way beyond gorgeous!! love the ribbon flower and I have the perfect ribbon for it!! yay!! I hope I can make it though!!

Hussena said...

gorgeous card Erum and thanks for this wonderful tutorial i sure would like to try my hand at it's very very pretty.

Ujjwal said...

So good to see you here, Erum! And I can't wait to jump start and start making some ribbon flowers :)

Priyanka Bokdia said...

lovely creation erum! and thanks for the tutorial! jus loved it

Isha said...

Stunning card Erum. Love your flowers...hope to get time to create this week.Thanks for the tutorial.

Alyna said...

fab project erum. love your flower and evverything abt this project cus everything is very nicely done :)
i will give it a try.
hugs
Alyna

RiNNE said...

Wonderful creations!!!

Dora said...

Wow I love that flower have to try it, thanks!

E.T. said...

Wow! Thank you ladies!

@Karuna I use UHU (all purpose adhesive)- made in Germany
you know those glue that, when dries off, sticks on your fingers like a second skin or dried skin? It's that kind of glue. Plus it dries super quick.

Lea said...

What beautiful creations! Love the flower!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow that is such a super cool flower - love it! Looks super easy too & I actually have some glubers - those glue circles from Cosmo Cricket - which would make it even easier. Erum's work is very beautiful!

lynn said...

awesome tutorial! i will try these pretty flowers!

Indira Tanwar said...

Supa cute flower Erum! Thanks for the tutorial :) Its nice to read about you and good to know how nicely you put the supplies available with you to good use. I also love the way u use the glitter bals from Pie Lane in ur cards. Would try to participate in the contest as I love making flowers :)

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

erum rocks !!

sandi said...

Wow! Love what she created! So easy, yet so beautiful! Tks. for sharing her work with us! :)

Linda B said...

Love the tutorial... thanks!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful flower and such a stunning finished card!

Alice Wertz said...

Erum's work is beautiful and really love how she utilize her supplies. thanks for the wonderful ribbon flower tutorial, too!

cgl1539 said...

Erum you are so very talented, this is an awesome flower tutorial.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Hi Erum,..your work is really very beautiful.Thanks for the flower tutorial.I also use UHU glue for the fabric...true its really dries up fast.Surely try this flower and would love to take part in this!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super beautiful flower. Love the card too. :)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous! Love your tutorial as well. You've made excellent use of your supplies!!

snehal watwe welde said...

Had fun playing along and Though I know that I am nowhere close to the gorgeous ness she brings on paper...I kinda liked it

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wonderful tutorial. Lemme try and make a ribbon flower card for this Yvonne. So nice of you to showcase Erum here.

Neha Jain said...
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Neha Jain said...

i have to make card using the ribbon or i can simply put the pic of ribbon flower too...pls reply...

Julie E said...

What a beautiful bloom! How did I miss this??? Well, it was last week while I was out of power. I am still catching up on everything!!!
I hope to play!!! I still need to finish my LO from the last challenge. Hmmmm, not so sure I can combine the 2, gotta think about it some more!

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

hey !!i think my first link is leading nowhere :(so i linked it up again !!kindly delete my first link.

Mitralee said...

http://mitralee.blogspot.com/2011/09/adding-color-to-white-ribbon-and-tail.html

Linked up two projects, please use the red, white and blue layout. ;-)

Thanks for the cool idea!

craftykitten said...

Hi ET.
Wow hun what a fabulous ribbon tutorial. I will definitely be trying this out.
hope you are well.
hugs
Dawn xx

Stephenie said...

Thank you for the terrific tutorial. Love your beautiful flowers! I will have to try it!

Riti said...

WHAT A FABULOUS PICTORIAL...
WANNA TRY MAKING THESE FLOWERS SOON... GREAT JOB ERUM!!!

HUGS,
RITI

Varah Musavvir said...

Erum, you make things look gorgeous! Love the flower and the card you used it on :D

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