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Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Hi everybody and a happy Wednesday to you all. With the release of the new Father's Day digi images Debbie has prepared a fabulous ribbon rosette tutorial for you.


This is my tutorial for making a Father’s Day Rosette – I have made a card to match and put the rosette on the card so that it can be removed and it is a card and a matching gift. :)
There are 2 rosettes, the first one I have used the pre-coloured Rosette from The Crafty Pad Designs HERE and the second one is using the uncoloured image and a different way to use the ribbons. :)

Rosette image
Grosgrain Ribbons – very kindly supplied for this tutorial by Crafty Ribbons
Hot Glue Gun
Needle and Thread

1. I sized my coloured rosette at 10cm in length and printed off 3 times. Cut out 2 full images and the 3rd image you will only require the centre of the image.

2. Using Grosgrain ribbon – Yellow colour, width 16mm an approximately 100cm length,Thread your needle with matching thread of ribbon ( I have used white for this tutorial)Now tack (running stitch) all the way along the lower edge of ribbon.

3. Gather the ribbon together quite tightly until the length of ribbon is gathered, check that the length when curved will fit the inner circle of the rosette and secure with your last stitch.

4. Form your gathered ribbon into a circle of the size needed and check that it fits onto the main rosette image and that the centre image will fit on top of the gathered ribbon circle. Cut off the tails of the image and now cut 2 lengths of the remaining ribbon for the rosette tails and glue to the main rosette image.

5. Using a hot glue gun or similar strong glue – glue your gathered ribbon around the printed rosette. Don’t worry that the gathered ribbon is too long – just curve it into the centre of the image, this will help support your centre image.

6. Now using the hot glue gun stick your centre printed image onto the gathered ribbon and ensure it is flat and even.

7. I have put a safety pin on the back of the rosette and secured with the hot glue gun. :)
Your rosette is now complete and all ready to use on your matching card.

Here is the card I have made as an example –

This is the card without the ribbon rosette.

and with the rosette attached.

I have used low tack tape to stick the ribbon rosette to the one on the card – so that it can be easily removed and worn. :)

8. Here is the second rosette made slightly differently. This one is made using 2 co-ordinating grosgrain ribbons – 16mm wide Red Grosgrain and the other 10mm wide Gold Grosgrain.

9. We are going to use the un-coloured version of the Rosette image. I have coloured mine using Crimson and Amber Promarkers, but decided I would use the pre-coloured centre instead - the choice is yours. :)

10. Use the same steps of printing and cutting out the image.
11. We are going to use a different method for making the rosette – cut 15 pieces of the 10mm ribbon to 4cm in length and glue one end of each in place with hot glue gun.

12. Now using the glue gun glue each length over on top of itself to form a loop.

13. After cutting off the image tails cut and glue the 2 widths of ribbon to the length of your tails
14. Using the 16mm ribbon tack stitch, gather and secure ends and form a circular shape as we did in step 3, this time it should fit in the centre of your looped ribbon. Make sure your printed centre image will fit on top of it. Glue all together as we did in step 6 and 7.

15. Add a safety pin on the back so that it can be worn. :)
16. Now you have finished your rosette.

I hope you have found this tutorial inspirational and easy to follow?

Huge thanks to Crafty Ribbons for supplying such fantastic ribbons. :) I can honestly say the quality is the best. Please do pop over and see all the yummy ribbons they have - you won't be disappointed. :)

I do apologise for the state of my cutting mat - it sure gets a lot of use and wear. :)

Please if you do use it come back and leave us a link so that we can pop over and see your project and leave you a comment. :)


Lisa's Stamped Creations said...

Great tutorial. I found this really informative and will be having a go myself:)

kurlygirl said...

Wonderful tutorial! Great way to dress up a card. ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant tutorial I am going to bookmark this so I can have ago, thank you so much for sharing.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

This is gorgeous.

Esme said...

Fab tutorial - can't wait to have a go!
Esme x