High school graduations have started here in my neck of the woods. I have the privilege of working with the youth in my church and one of the young woman just graduated. I put together a card and gift bag to give her and used Helmar to put it all together.
I cut the bag and card with my Silhouette and put them together with the best adhesive for the job - Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. What I want to share today though is how I quickly attached the ribbon handles and made the flower embellishment.
I used a wired ribbon for the handles and thread it through the holes in the bag.
I placed Helmar Fabric Glue on the ends of the ribbon and folded them up to lay flat against the handles.
Next up was the leaves for the little yellow rose. I used a sheer green ribbon and Helmar Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid. I placed a small amount on a paper plate and brushed it onto the ribbon with a foam brush.
The glue takes a bit to dry, but after a few hours I gently peeled the ribbon off the plate and it was nice and stiff.
I cut several leaf shapes into the ribbon with a pair of fabric scissors. The stiffener works great not only to keep the leaves stiff, but also keeps the ribbon from fraying.
I added the leaves to the bag with Helmar Fabric Glue.
The ribbon flower was first started with a length of ribbon and wire. I threaded the ribbon on to the wire.
I pulled the length of wire together forming a circle.
On the top I took another piece of ribbon and started at the center with Helmar Fabric Glue and wrapped the ribbon on itself making sure to cover the wire center.
I placed this on top of the leaves with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
As a finishing touch I wanted to add a little more depth to the flower and took a dark yellow marker to the insides of the flower.
The finished flower with the sheer leaves attached to the bag.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.
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