Errrr, I was hoping to surprise everyone by doing a video tutorial of how to make the scalloped ribbon flower. It would have been my first video and I'm hoping to be doing them an a regular basis. However, when I played it back, for some reason I sounded like I have this terrible "lisp". I did not like the way I sounded and quite frankly, I don't think you all would have either. It sounded quite annoying, to say the least. I don't know if it has something to do with my camera or what? If any of you out there know what might cause that to happen (I KNOW I don't have a lisp) and know how I might be able to correct it, if it does have something to do with the camera, computer or whatever, please let me know. Otherwise, I hate to have to do it, but I just might have to invest in another camera and I certainly don't want to have to do that!
So, for now, I will have to continue with still step-by-step tutorials, like this one...
To start, we'll be using our 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon. We currently have 10 exclusive colors to choose from. They can be found in the main Stampin' Up! Catalog / Idea Book on page 195, you can click this link to view it online.
Before I go on, I want to give a special shout-out to Max Conrad, my dear friend at Stampin' Up! who taught me how to make these. Thank you Max!
Cut off a piece, about 4 - 5" long. You get 10 yards to a spool, so if you can imagine, you can make A LOT of these little flowers with that much ribbon!
When you look up close, you'll notice that there's a tiny little hole along each of the scallops.
Using our Linen Thread (104199) and your needle, start threading in-and-out through every other hole, all the way across. Using our Linen Thread makes it nice and sturdy, as opposed to just regular thread.
Now start gathering it up to create what will become the middle of your flower, as shown here.
Bring both ends of the thread to what will be the underside of your flower and tie into a knot to secure. Trim away excess thread.
And, there you go!...
Finished diameter will be 1" and is perfect for embellishing! If you prefer to cover the hole in the middle you can brad, rhinestones, buttons, pearls and the like.
Here's "ultra" close-up view from yesterday's post.
I hope you enjoyed learning to make these. Now, go out and make some of your own. Order your ribbon from my Stampin' Up! business website by CLICKING HERE or go to www.Go.StampinUp.net from anywhere at anytime!
Here's hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!