Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ribbon and Washi Tape Flower Tutorial by Tracy McLennon

My Creative Scrapbook Guest Designer Tracy McLennon is featuring our February Creative Kit today with a flower tutorial!


Today I am sharing this quick tutorial on how to create this pretty little ribbon and washi tape flower.

Project Recipe:
6 pieces of Ribbon (3-4” long)
Washi Tape
Hot Glue Gun
ATG adhesive
Small Flower for the middle
Cardstock circle base

You are going to start by covering your cardstock circle with ATG adhesive. You are then going to create ribbon loops. I used 6 loops for my flower.

Here are all 6 of my ribbon loops. You can set this layer aside for now.

Next you are going to take your Washi Tape and fold pieces over on itself that are about 1.5” long. I made 6 of these, but you can also make a couple of extra.

I then took those pieces and shaped one end of each one. They do not have to all be the same. I just wanted to make a more natural petal shape.

I took my Washi petals and adhered them in back of your ribbon loop circle.

Next I took a slightly smaller cardstock circle base, and my Washi Tape again. This is the tricky part... You are going to accordion fold your Washi Tape around that circle. This may take a couple of tries to get the hang of it. I found it a little easier by adding a little extra adhesive to the circle before starting. That way your Washi Tape folds will be sure to stay in place. ***Another little hint: It doesn't have to turn into a perfect circle. You can always trim it afterwards!

Now you are ready to assemble your flower! This is where the hot glue gun comes in handy. It's simple, the ribbon layer is your base, add the Washi accordion layer, and top it off with the small Prima flower. Your flower is now ready to add to your layout or card!

On my layout I also added a couple of hand cut patterned leaves.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Ribbon and Washi Tape Flower tutorial!


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Mycreativescrapbook said...

Tacy excellent work.. Love your tutorial!!

Mendi said...

Such a cute page and flower! :)

MARILYN said...

Cute flower! Fantastic tutorial...TFS!!