Friday, October 1, 2010

Elegant Melted Ribbon?

How can melted ribbon be elegant, you ask?
Oh, let me SHOW you! :)

I saw this technique somewhere, fell in love with it...and gave it a whirl! :)

















I made this card as a thank-you to someone sweet...someone who had a giveaway on her blog, and I WON! :)  It turned out to be a bit belated because of stuff going on here, but I always say A thank you is better than no thank you! :)

FYI: I actually made two. Hers is the first one I tried, and the petals are a titch smaller. That one took longer, but I thought it went better with the paper, so that's the one I sent to her.  I really hope she got it ok...I have visions of it being mangled in the mail, even though I had paid extra for that to NOT happen. ;-b

The leaves - cut freehand leaves, folded in half lengthwise, then ran through the crimper. :)

I will tell you this is not a quickie-technique, to be sure!  It took awhile, but I sure love the end result!  I also love that it could be used for MANY occasions! :)

What do YOU think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Cardstock/Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Woodland Walk DSP
Accessories: 5/8" chocolate chip satin ribbon, 5/8" very vanilla satin ribbon, half-back pearl (Pretties Kit), Heat tool, Scissors, Crimper, Glue dots
Technique: Melted Ribbon Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)
Crystal

13 comments:

  1. The flower is beautiful. Well worth your effort.

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  2. I love these flowers. They do take a while to do but they are so worth it. You did a great job!

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  3. I think the picture does not do it justice in the least. It is the most beautiful card I have ever received. Thank you so much Crystal! I was impressed by your talent before, but now I am simply blown away. You have a gift.

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  4. Wait, it just dawned on me that you MADE THE FLOWER! Holy cow! I went from blown away to speechless.

    I'm not worthy.

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  5. Love it! I had never heard of melting ribbon. It took me a minute to realize the melted ribbon was the flower - gorgeous! I don't know how fragile they are, but they would be cute on girls' headbands too.

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  6. Very good work on that rose - it is perfect. Such an elegant card. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

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  7. Wowzier it is gorgeous!!! Great job!!!

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  8. Don't suppose you've done the tutorial on the technique or found the link? I'd like to try it too but can't seem to find the 'how to' anywhere.

    thanks,

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  9. How beautiful! You cut the petals freehand? Wow! I'm impressed!

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  10. I a link to a similar technique, but can't find it! Love the pretty flower! Can you share the technique? Thanks!

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  11. It is amazing. Just wondering when you are going to do a tutorial for this technique so I can give it a try as well. Or the link to where you found the technique would work also.

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Go ahead...make my day! :)