Ric Rac Sunflower Ribbon Card

Hello crafty friends,
I wanted to share a card I created over the weekend and finished up this morning.
It features the DCWV Autumn Melody and Spiced Cider paper stacks and a cute May Arts Ric Rac Ribbon Sunflower.
Here it is:
I used the new Layered Label Card SVG cut file set from PCW.
It will be released at the end of this week!

Here is a closer look at the side view of the card. I used plenty of foam adhesive to give some of the layers some lift.  I used the Saddle mini ink pad to edge my yellow cardstock and my patterned paper.

Here’s another side shot to show the cute Stamped sentiment from the CTMH Fall Harvest Seasons & Nature Stamp Set. I used the Olive ink pad from the Enchantment ink pad set to stamp out the sentiment. I inked the edge of the sentiment cardstock in more of the Saddle ink from the other set.

RIC RAC Sunflower Ribbon Tutorial

Now for the quick tutorial on how to make this super cute Ribbon Sunflower
You will need:
Needle and thread
Piece of cardstock and Circle punch
Hot glue or other strong adhesive.

Start with a piece of the May Arts Zig Zag Ribbon. It is the larger ribbon. Make sure you cut out a piece that has three “peaks” and a little extra on each side. I cut it at the lowest point of the dips on either side of the third peak. See pic.

Fold one side over so the the highest point more or less lines up with the lowest point on the other side. Side Note: You can apply a little bit of adhesive along the bottom but keep in mind you have to use your needle and thread and it may not be easy to get them through the adhesive. I used it on this one simply to be able to take the picture.

Now fold the other side over in the same manner as before. This will create the point of the petal.

start sewing
Taking your needle and thread, start in the “front” of the petal and pull through to the back. I am using white thread here for demonstration purposes. But you would probably want to use a thread similar in color so that it blends better Smile

Continue sewing in and out. Make sure you “grab” the back of all the layers as you go straight across. The main point here is to end on the other side with the extra or last part of material on “top” of the needle.

This is a front view of the stitched petal. The idea being that your thread ends out on this side of the petal, on both sides.

Now pinch the “petal” and wrap the thread around the bottom. Make sure to start with your thread going down and around. This will make the very ends sorta “fold” back. You want this so that the fabric will easily “open” when you go to “fluff” your petals out. The other way will cause your petals to kind of close in on themselves. Simply wrap the thread and tie it off.

Here is a shot of one of the finished petals.
Repeat the above steps to create a total of 7 petals. Once your petals are done, you will need something to adhere them to. I used a piece of cardstock and cut out a 1.25” circle. I then used my hot glue gun and adhered the petals to the circle base.

assembled petals-480
Adhere the petals “face up” and one next to another.  Lastly you will need to cover up the mechanics that are showing in the center.

I used a large button and tied some burlap cord in the center. I took my finger and stuck it into each petal to give them some “shape”. You can also see that I wasn’t precise about making sure each looked the same. Some have the side peaks showing a little more and I think it looks good that way. Gives the illusion of more petal layers, etc.

Here is my finished May Arts Ric Rac Ribbon Sunflower mounted onto my card.
I used the following products to create this card
Pazzles Inspiration
dcwv autumn melody stack
DCWV Autumn Melody
dcwv spiced cider
DCWV Spiced Cider
card label layered 1013-ppr-cf-200
PCW Label Layered Card 1013 SVG cut files
May Arts Ric Rac Ribbon
HA-16 7-8 satin ribbon
May Arts Olive Satin Ribbon
mayarts-SM-10-burlap cord
May Arts Burlap Cord
Enchantment Ink Pad
C1504_fall harvest stamp set
CTMH Fall Harvest Stamp Set
ranger cinnamon stickles
Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
Additionally, I used
Yellow and Brown Bazzill Cardstock
Bo Bunny XL Brown Button

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: 314 Sketch

Thank you once again for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me!
2013 fall winter melsig-450


  1. this is adorable, thanks for sharing!

    enjoy *~*

  2. it's gorgeous! thanks for the tutorial of the flowers they look stunning and not too hard to make!

  3. Wow that flower is great. Love your card!

  4. Beautiful card! Love your ribbon bow!

  5. Beautiful card, and love the fall colors!!! The ribbon flower is to die for -- tfs!!!

  6. Wow Melinda! This card is gorgeous beyond words. I am in awe of your creativity! Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how you created this flower. The colors are fabulous!

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  7. I think the flower is what stands out to me, what a great idea, and the card is beautiful, come see what we are doing over at LJ Creations!

  8. Love this card. Great inspiration there.

  9. oh my heart skipped a beat when I saw this lovely sunflower you made...thank you so much for taking the time to show it is made!!! ♥ Sue Kment


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