Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Use the Twisted Ribbon Technique and the Hello Ladybug stamp set to create this cute card.

These cute little ladybugs are marching up and down the twisted ribbon on this card.  The idea was "inspired" by what I often see this time of year on my south facing windows and screens.  As soon as the sun comes out and warms the windows up a bit, the Japanese Beetles come out of hiding and like to sun themselves on my windows.  I try not to think about where they have been hiding all winter because they sure find their way to my windows quickly.  I know Japanese Beetles aren't truly ladybugs, but except for the wings, they look a lot alike.

The designer series paper used on today's card is the Delightfully Eclectic Collection, and it is on the Last Chance List as is the Hello Ladybug stamp set and coordinating punch.  Today's ladybugs had to be fussy cut as this is a different lady than the one that can be punched.  But they were very easy to fussy cut.

If you are not familiar with the Twisted Ribbon Technique please watch this video that I shared almost a year ago.

This technique is a fun and unique way to use up some of those scrap strips of designer series paper (DSP).  

The colors on the card were taken from the DSP.  The card base is Night of Navy.  The Twisted Ribbon assembly is Bubble Bath, Night of Navy and Basic White.  The embossed layer on the card front is Fresh Freesia.  The Ladybugs were stamped with Black Memento and Calypso Coral, also a color in the DSP.

The large leaf was inked with Garden Green, a color also in the DSP, and then stamped off twice before stamping it on Basic White.  By stamping off twice, the color was light enough to use the leaf as my sentiment.  Flowers are Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia and Calypso Coral.  

Color coordination is one of the things I struggle with so using the DSP as the color inspiration is the easiest way for me to coordinate colors.  

The inside of the card was matted on Fresh Freesia and a strip of the same DSP was used to provide a pop of color.

You can use this link to download a tutorial with all the details.  The tutorial also includes a link to the Technique Video on my YouTube Channel.

Refer to the list below to see all the products that were used.

Product List

No comments:

Post a Comment