Wednesday, May 10, 2023


I discovered this Twisted Ribbon Technique on Pinterest recently and thought it was very pretty and unique.  It's also an excellent way to use up those Designer Series Paper scraps!

For my ribbon I used the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper.  This was my first attempt at trying this technique, but for a first attempt, I was quite happy with how it turned out.  I'm looking forward to experimenting with some other designs, so I am sure you will see this technique from me again.  Who knows, maybe once I get a little more practice, I'll even try to make a video for Connect to Create.

The Twisted Ribbon strip was so pretty all by itself that I wasn't sure I wanted to cover it up, but since it is Two-Tone Flora week, I couldn't leave off the pretty flora flowers.

If I'm honest, sometimes, I'm not crazy about two-step stamping.  I'm a recovering perfectionist and sometimes two-step stamps are difficult for me to align "perfectly", but these were actually quite easy to align.  And when I was a little off, it didn't seem to really matter much.

I chose colors from the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper for my two large flowers.  After completing the Moody Mauve and Bubble Bath combination, I thought the card needed a little pop of color, so added one Boho Blue flower.  Because the paper used Wild Wheat for its leaves, I decided I would also use Wild Wheat for mine.  This new In-Color is a very interesting color, and I'm still trying to figure out if I like it or not.  With the colors on this card, the Wild Wheat definitely takes on a greenish cast.  Whether you like the color or not, it definitely combines beautifully with the other four new 23-25 In-Colors.

Color design is not my strength, and I love that Stampin' Up! does that hard work for us!  My Stampin' Up! Color Coach is my best friend when I'm stamping!

To decorate the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Fresh as a Daisy DSP to a Moody Mauve strip and adhered it to the Basic White cardstock.  The two flowers are stamped with Moody Mauve and Boho Blue.  For these flowers I used the same color ink for both layers of the two-step stamping.  When you need two intensities of the same color ink, just stamp off for one layer and then stamp the top layer full strength.  If stamping off once is still a little darker than you want, just stamp off twice before your stamp on your cardstock.  Being able to vary the intensity of each ink in this way gives you so many more color options, so don't forget about this stamping "trick".

Since this Two-Tone Flora stamp set does not include sentiments, I used a sentiment from Go to Greetings for the front of my card and a sentiment from Something Fancy for the inside of the card.  

Do you ever wonder about the kind of person who designs sentiments?  They obviously have the gift of language. 

The Something Fancy stamp set is another set I just recently purchased. I'm so happy that they included a belated birthday greeting in that set.  It seems I need it more and more these days!

If you would like a detailed tutorial for today's card, here is a link to download a FREE copy.  It will provide you with all the cutting and scoring dimensions as well as some written steps to create the Twisted Ribbon Technique.  Stay tuned for a future video!

A list of the products I used is shown below.  As always, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment, or use the Contact Me tab to send me an email.  I am always here to help!

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