Well, we decided to do the same! We kept out one of the Make and Takes...I only stamped the image there (we could choose if we wanted to use that image or a different one), and we're all uploading them today. The rules were that you had to use everything that was supplied...but you could add anything. It was a pretty clean and simple make and take, so of COURSE I added :)
That day we saw a great WOW demo by an Alberta Rising Star Demonstrator Dorothy Seatter (it really brought the whole room to gasp WOW!) ...she had seen a Ribbon Rose tutorial on a blog from someone in the US...she thought it was someone called imasillystamper, but despite all of Dawn, Laura and my looking, we can't find her or her blog...so remember this didn't originate with me...and if you know the original source let me know
...ETA I've found her! Or at least she found me! Kirsten Brown was the source for this woman at Regionals. Her blog is imstampsilly.blogspot.com...and her tutorial link is here! Thanks so much Kirsten!
So I thought I'd give you a little Tutorial on it...then after I'll explain more about the card. Ok...keep in mind that I've been painting for 3 days...and my hands look terrible! Even with using nail polish remover - I can't get some of the primer off! Instructions below each picture.
Here's the ribbon, she said about 6 inches minimum, this one is about 12 inches long.
At the center point fold over as shown above.
ETA...some people are telling me they are getting lost from the above picture to the next picture....I'll try and describe it because I don't have another picture. The ribbon in the above picture that is on top, coming toward you now will be folded underneath and away from you over the right pointing ribbon at 90 degrees - leaving the tail end of the (formerly down) ribbon pointing up. Then the right side ribbon will fold underneath (away from you) ending up with the tail pointing left......does this help? This gets you to the next picture...
Then, continue taking each tail, fold backwards behind each tail of ribbon, criss-cross at 90 degree angles.
Fold till you have almost the entire ribbon in a square shape. Then carefully grab the back of the ribbon (the short pieces with the tails hanging) and turn upside down.
Holding onto the tail ends firmly let the folded pieces drop away from you (sorry that one picture was blurry...it's really hard to do the ribbon at the same time as taking pictures! lol!)
Still holding firmly to one of the ends (top ribbon above picture) , begin pulling the other loose end (lower end ribbon in above picture) - gathering up the ribbon in folds (like rose petals).
Isn't it COOOOOL???? (this was when everyone went WOW!). She said it works with any type of ribbon. I've tried Satin (which looks unbelievable), and I've tried grosgrain, taffeta and organdy. All perfection. I don't know if velvet would work - haven't tried yet!
Alright - to adhere...quickly fold the rose upside down and run a tiny bit of Tombow Snail under the loose end attaching it to the rose. Then I added dimensionals on the back to attach to the card. Trim the ends and you have a beautiful rose, with leaves! I think it's stunning!
.........Alright back to the card - I did run the watercolor piece through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die - but I used the reverse end, only hanging the top portion (about 3/4 inch) of the watercolored piece over the die (the rest of the watercoloring hanging out). This created that pretty shaped effect and I just added the cut piece on top.
I also added the sentiment flower popped up (don't you think it matches well?).
Recipe: Stamps: Soft Summer, Bella Toile Background, Oval All; Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red; Paper: Confetti Cream, Chocolate Chip, Walk in the Park DSP, Watercolor Paper, Ruby Red; Accessories: Aqua Painter, Reinkers, Big Shot, Top Note, Piercer, Grosgrain Ribbon, Scalloped Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Large Brads, Sponge.