Friday, June 19, 2009

Ribbons + Buttons = Flowers

It is my turn to post a tip or technique for the Two Scrapbook Friends blog/forum, and this is what I came up with.

1. For a ruffled flower, run a basting stitch along one side of a 6” - 8” length of ribbon or lace, leaving a tail of thread at the beginning of the length of ribbon.

Pull both ends of thread and tie a knot to create a ribbon ruffle.

Secure a button to the top of the ruffle wit a glue dot.

2. For a funkier, more mod flower. Cut ribbon or twill into four 3” strips, a layer one over the other in a criss-cross pattern.

Secure in the centre with a couple of stitches, to hold the ribbons in place.

Add a button to the top with a glue dot. Add some inking, if desired.
I am using both of these technique in my Design Team work this month, hope you get a chance to play with them too, they are super fast, easy and fun!

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