Card embroidered with ribbons

Ribbon embroidery is an ancient and unusually beautiful form of needlework. It is this technique that we will use for the manufacture of postcards. Traditionally, patterns are embroidered on dense and opaque fabrics, but for cards it is more convenient to use thick paper or cardboard. Even a person who is not familiar with embroidery can make such a card.
We will need: a blank for a postcard, colored cardboard, curly and ordinary scissors, glue. Satin ribbons: green and white 3 mm thick, and blue - 7 mm. Tapestry and ordinary needles, thin knitting needle or awl, thread, lighter.
To begin with, curly scissors from colored cardboard need to cut a square. It should be about 1 cm narrower than the workpiece. It is this square that we will embroider.
First, on the wrong side, we mark the places where the needle with the tape will pass through the cardboard.

Now we puncture the marked holes with a needle and expand them with an awl or knitting needle.

The central horizontal row of holes is better to make wider than the rest, because we will have to thread the tapes through them twice.
Now proceed to embroidery. Cut off 20-25 cm of green ribbon. Diagonally cut off the tip of the tape, lightly fuse it with a lighter and thread it into the tapestry needle.

It is necessary to melt the ends so that the tape does not fray in the process. Now the tape must be fixed so that it does not slip out of the eyelet during embroidery: pierce the tape with the tip of the needle a few millimeters from the edge, and then pull the longer end.

Glue the free edge of the tape to the inside of our square. We stretch the needle to the front side, twist the tape into a tube and through the opposite hole bring it to the wrong side. We got a stalk. In the same way, we make two more stems. Then we cut the tape and glue the remaining tip from the inside.

We take the blue ribbon, fix it, as well as the previous one and put it on the “face” through the same hole as the stem. (Fig. 8) Now, from the inside, we draw a regular needle with thread through the tape. We select the tape on the front side with a seam “forward needle”. (Fig. 9) We tighten the tape well and start it inside out. In the same way, we make the remaining flowers.

We tie the resulting "bunch" with a thin ribbon.

Now we just have to stick our embroidery to the blank and the postcard is ready!