I love making ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). They are the perfect place to try something new or experiment with a stitch or technique. Yesterday I wanted to make an ATC for a sweet lady I know so decided I would use Silk Ribbon Embroidery to make her a bouquet of flowers. Of course, I had to try something new so in this case it was toothpick roses. You wrap the ribbon around a toothpick, forming the rose, and then slide it off and use little backstitches to keep it all together. It was fun to try but a little too fiddly and small for my big fingers to enjoy - the joys of having "man hands"! lol So, I don't think it is a technique I will fall in love with. I am generally pleased with the total effect of the bouquet though and hope the recipient enjoys them.