Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain2
Crinkled Ribbon Roses
As you might know, I sell Crinkled Ribbon on Etsy. I have been using this beautiful ribbon for a couple years. I enjoy this stuff immensely. I love creating with it, crinkling it, coloring it and packaging it. It’s such a beautiful element on my creations. It truly gives the perfect touch when added to a design, texture, color and that bit of fanciness you don’t get with a flat ribbon. But, it’s popularity is waning. Many people sell the ribbon, making it easy to find. Perhaps it’s because it’s not the popular embellishment anymore. The scrapping industry tends to wax and wane with embellishments, just as the clothing industry does with style. So it’s not really surprising.
Let me show you, a new use for this ribbon. Whether you have bought tons of it and have a stash the size of a small mountain. or you have none in your stash. You can buy some at my etsy store. ( inserting shameless self-promotion here) Kristen’s Crinkled Ribbon Etsy Shoppe.
First, I’m going to show you how to roll them and make them into crinkled ribbon roses. I love that the crinkling lends the flowers all different shapes, and really makes them look like beautiful English Roses.
To glue them down, I tried these-
I felt they were a little large, so I did cut some of them in half, then rounded them into circles. I also would recommend using cardstock and hot glue, rounded into a circle to hold the entire rose down.
First you scrunch up the end and start rolling the ribbon.
Continue rolling, flattening the edge against the roll.
When the flower is large enough, stop rolling and glue it down. I used a 3 yard length for a large ribbon rose, and about 1.5 yards for smaller roses.
ok, yah, they are pretty… Now what to do with them?
Let’s make some cards.
For all my cards, I dove into my box of misc. supplies. I believe manufacturers are Glitz Design ( large paper sheets), SEI( butterflies/banners/quotes), Pink Paislee( butterfly paper), Wilton(doilies), SRM Press ( greeting stickers) EkSuccess ( punch), Teresa Collins ( punch outs/chipboard/black gems)Maya Road( kraft labels)
Now, don’t you just want to make a bunch of these for your own creations!