Using an embroidery stitch called Spiders Web rose, but rather than sewing on fabric this uses card.
The completed rose.
3. Secure the thread on the back of the card with another piece of tape.
4. Thread the seam Binding ribbon into the big needle and sew through the centre hole leaving a small length at the back of the card that you can stick down with more tape.
5. This is the front view. The ribbon has come up through the centre, now pass the needle under one of the threads.
6. Allow the ribbon to cover over the next thread then under the next. It is IMPORTANT to continue working in the same direction at ALL times. Pull the ribbon so it is tight in the centre, but not so tight that it puts a strain on the threads. Continue with the weaving technique of over one thread under the next thread. As you have an odd number of threads (5) you will go round in a circle.
|8. This rose is almost finished, it requires no more petals.|
9. To finish, carefully take the needle back down through one of the holes. Secure the ribbon on the back with a piece of tape as before.
Cut away the excess card from around the completed rose. It is now ready to attach to your card or layout.
These instructions are adapted from those supplied by Crafty Ribbons, who supplied the ribbons for these roses and you will find plenty more colours available to purchase on their website.