Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PapertreyInk Blog Hop: Flowers







Oh my goodness, it's Blog Hop time again! I like getting ready for the Blog Hop, but man oh man, it's bad when you think the Hop was 2 weeks ago, and you have two more to prepare, but when you look at the calendar it's really in 3 days! Am I the only one living in a time warp?

I live in southern Maine, and we are being hammered by a wind/rain/snow storm. At the moment we have electricity, but many do not. If I'm not around this evening, you'll know I am sitting in front of the wood stove reading with candle light!





I learned how to make ribbon roses in a Scrapbook class last year. These flowers are made using Pure Poppy grosgrain. cut a piece about 6-7 inches long. Sew the ends together to make a 'circle. Take biggish running stitches along one edge, then pull the thread 'rouching' the edge; tie the thread in a knot. Voila! A flower! The centers are just circles punched from Summer Sunrise, with orange glitter glue applied. Leaves were punched from Ripe Avocado, and given some veins with a stylus. The sentiment comes from Holiday Wishes, and the little holly sprig is from Borders and Corners Oval. Thanks to Donelda for reminding me it is there! I put red seed beads on the holly sprigs, and attached the tag with brads from SU's Earth Elements set. Card base is Pure Poppy, first layer is from Vintage Holiday Patterned Paper and the layer under that is Ripe Avocado.

Enjoy hopping around!


39 comments:

Marge said...

Oh, I hope your electricity stays on! Glad you got your card done & posted!!!
Your flowers are fabulous & your card is gorgeous!!!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh neat Beth!! These are fab!!gorgeous.

Scrapping Julie said...

wow beth, i love your ribbon roses. awesome card. stay warm!

Jak Heath said...

Oh beth that is so scrumptious, I hadn't seen that way of ribbon blossoms so I've learn't something new.

Serendipity said...

Beth your flowers are beautiful! Nice job!

Verna said...

Oh so pretty and you make it look so easy! Way to go!!

stampbirr said...

Beautiful! I love the ribbon flowers for a holiday card!

Sara Paschal said...

These are really great you did a nice job on your card Beth :)

Donelda said...

These are wonderful!! I love them :-) They look awesome in the red and would look great in various colors too!!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous flower card Beth!

cadnileb said...

Ooooh, cute! Love the ribbon flowers!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! The look so lush! And you were first... sweet!

Tessa said...

WOW! Love the ribbon roses!

Kacey Elliott said...

Fab flowers Beth! Love the card too!

Lisa and Penny said...

Really cute!

Juli Fish said...

I really like your color combo and your flower technique. You could use these types of flowers for lots of different things. Thanks for a great idea!

Chris said...

this is gorgeous...love those flowers, so cute!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Very nice! Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking Christmas tonight!

Jeni said...

Very cute! I'll have to try making some of these.

maria fiscella said...

So pretty, Beth!

Jen Caputo said...

Ohhh those are so pretty Beth!!! Thanks for little tutorial!

Regan said...

OMG Love these- awesome Beth!!

Tricia said...

What a pretty card! Great job with the flowers!

Radiogirl said...

These are so cute. I think I will have to give this a try.

Debbie Olson said...

These are lovely, Beth, and they look great paired with that patterned background too!

Lacey said...

Very beautiful!!! I made a flower out of ribbon, too!! Great minds...
~Lacey

sarita said...

beth! what a lovely card! thanks for the idea!!

Lisa H. said...

this is just so pretty. love the ribbon, can't go wrong with ribbon.

Frogwoman said...

Love the flowers. They are way too cute.

Kathy W said...

Love the ribbon flowers!

Jeanne said...

Wow! Stunning flowers. Thank you for sharing how you made them. You have really been full of creativity lately! I feel like I am in a time warp too.

Terri said...

Very cool. I am going to have to give these a try now too. I hope your electricity stay on.

Lori said...

These are gorgeous--so vibrant! Beautiful elements for a cardfront.

Alicia said...

Love your card and your color combo.

Cindy said...

Beautiful card Beth. Love the ribbon flowers and patterned paper you chose.

mycardz said...

WOW, beautiful card!! I love it! :)

Julie Masse said...

What great flowers Beth!! Such a pretty addition to your card! :)

IamDerby said...

What lovely little flowers Beth

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OH MY LORD Beth!!! These are absolutley gorgeous!! I know....I am a whole lot late getting around to the Blog Hop entried but wow am I ever glad I didn't miss this. Gorgeous flowers! I am in awe.