Monday, June 3, 2013

Flower Power Basket of Daisies

Hi all! I'm so excited to be the Hostess Monday at Digital Delights! Here is the card I made and below is my tutorial on my favorite handmade flowers. :)

I was kind of nervous at first, but then I decided to just share something I really loved. I love making handmade flowers. So to start off you will need about 8 inches of pleated ribbon and some thread. I just weave the thread in and out of the ribbon and gently pull. As you pull, it will curl and then you can shape it how you like it. When I'm finished shaping it, I sew the edges in the middle.

And a flower is never complete without some distress ink! ;) So after sewing it, I like to add some Tea Dye Distess Ink and a cute little button in the middle. In the picture below, I have added the distress ink directly onto the ribbon from the ink pad. In the last two pictures, I have shown how to add distress ink to a piece of lace using your mat. I smeared the ink onto my mat and then using my spray bottle, misted some water onto it. I placed the lace onto the ink and ran it through. You can keep doing this over and over until you get the look you want. 

I used the following images from Digital Delights

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Shabby Chic or vintage
Craft Your Passion - Haberdashery items
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Letter S (special technique, sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Load of flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/ Ribbon (ribbon flower)
Crafts 4 Eternity - The same letter (Button, blue, basket)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - B (button, blue, basket)
OSAAT - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz - Flowers/Roses
The Cutie Pie - 3,2,1 (3 pearls, 2 DP, 1 ribbon flower)
Creative Card Crew - Punches and/or Dies (scallop is die cut, sentiment edges were punched)
Pin and Tack - Anything Goes


  1. cute image Jackie and a gorgeous bloom - beautiful xx

  2. This is fabulous Jackie :)

  3. Your flower turned out so pretty, perfect addition to your cute card, Jackie! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  4. wow fab card and love the flower. Thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle hugs trisha x x

  5. Your work is always so flawless Jackie! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make that gorgeous flower & for playing with us this week @ 613 Avenue Create!!! It's truly a pleasure to see what you're up to!!!

  6. I love the way you've made this flower! I sure am going to try this myself! Thanks for joining our first challenge over at Crafty Friends!
    X - Natalie - X

  7. wow what a beautiful card just love the cutie image and that flower is stunning
    thank you for joining us this week at glitter n sparkle hope to see you again soon
    lindyloo x

  8. Beautiful - fabulous colouring and beautiful colours too.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  9. Beautiful job:-) Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee designs

  10. Beautiful colors and card, and I love your selfmade flower!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  11. Thanks for the awesome and quick way to make a beautiful flower. Your project is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Gorgeous... I LOVE that ribbon flower... thanks for the tutorial!! Its really fantastic!!! Love the lace and the design!! Just fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  13. Jackie...great tutorial and pics! Beautiful flower and the inked edges definitely gives it more dimension. I need to get one of those mats! So much easier! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  14. This is so gorgeous, I adore that handmade flower. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  15. Smashing card - super image and LOVING your flower. Thanks so much for joining us in our fortnightly challenge over at Hobbycutz


  16. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again.
    hugs Anke

  17. popping back to say thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy and good luck xx

  18. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  19. Lovely
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  20. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  21. cute card! Thanks for playing our anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug

  22. Wonderful card full of great detail! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  23. Oh she's just adorable! Love your ribbon flower and great choice of dp! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  24. Lovely flower tutorial! Great card! :) Thanks for joining us at craft your passion!

  25. Beautiful card. Thank you for the flower tutorial! And thanks for linking up with us this week! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our “June Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  26. Hi Jackie - love your card and the ribbon flower is totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. With my DT "hat" on, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Helen x

  27. Gorgeous - love the image and that flower is fab!

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

  28. This is very cute!! Great use of Haberdashery items. I love your flower you made. Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

  29. This is such a beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz for our flowers challenge. We hope that you'll join us again next time.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx


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