Fairy Fhiona and Ribbon Flower Tutorial

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Hi everyone! It's my turn to post on the Your Next Stamp Blog, so I put together a little tutorial on how to make a Gathered Ribbon Flower.
A few supplies you will need:
scissors, saddle-stitch ribbon in green and another color of your choice (I used 3/8" ribbons), ruler, glue dots (not pictured - I used 1 large, 2 mini)
The first step is to cut your ribbon... no need to be exact. I cut my pink ribbon to about 8 inches (this will be the flower), and the green ribbon to about 1 1/2 inches (this will be the leaf). 
Take the 8 inch ribbon, and pull out the stitching a little from each end (make sure you are pulling at the stitching running along the same side of the ribbon).
With one hand, put the two ends together, and pinch the loosened stitches where they meet the ribbon.
With your other hand, grab the stitches hanging below, and pull slowly to gather the ribbon.
Once the ribbon is gathered, tie the loose ends of the thread together. The tighter you can get it, the better.
After you've tied a knot, just cut the excess string.
Now we are ready to make the leaf. Take the green ribbon (cut to about 1 1/2 inches) and stick one end of it onto a large glue dot. I buy the glue dots on a roll, so I just cut one off, keeping the backing in place. Once the ribbon is in place, stick a mini glue dot on top.
Fold the other side of the ribbon over, sticking it to the mini glue dot. Add the other mini glue dot on top.
Now you can stick your gathered ribbon on top of the leaf. Make sure to tuck the raw edges of the ribbon underneath, then smoosh it around a bit till you like the look of it!
And now you have a simple little embellishment ready to add to your project.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS; Wausau Black CS; Doodlebug Patterned Paper; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;
Circle Nesties; Stardust Stickles, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Copics
Copics Used:
Skin - E11, E00, E000, YR0000, R00
Hair - E37, E35, E33, E31
Wings - RV000, RV0000
I hope you like my tutorial, and will make some of these easy flowers for yourself!
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0 # Jessi 2013-07-10 00:31
Oh, Laura, I love it! I have a super embellishy card to make, and these will be PERFECT :) Super clear instructions!
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0 # Tamara D. 2013-07-10 03:39
A very adorable card!
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0 # Lisa S 2013-07-10 05:34
Super sweet card and I love the tut too! Her hair looks amazing. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.
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0 # Julie E 2013-07-11 01:08
Super sweet card and the flower is perfect - reminds me of a rosette!
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0 # Debbie 2013-07-13 12:37
Sweet card!! Thanks for the tut on the flower, too!
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0 # Samantha Casey 2013-07-14 18:39
Awesome tutorial, and amazing coloring! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!

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