Monday, February 6, 2023

Twisted Ribbon technique

 Hi all, Donna and I were talking about a technique she was going to try for an upcoming post and I said oh I have that one on my to try list, we decided we should both try it and then share our cards on the same day, so here we go.

I went with an old paper pack that was double sided paper, chose these cute bees paper, on the other side was the honeycomb pattern.  I used the instructions found HERE for the technique.

I would suggest your first go around to use papers that you don't care about, I made a big mistake laying my first one down and that messed the whole thing up, luckily I had enough of this paper to still make a good panel.

I had a honey comb embossing folder to add with it and added ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder with a brayer so that when I embossed it I would have a yellow background. 

I die cut some bees to fly around the card, and I used vellum for their wings. A Hexagon shape to stamp my sentiment onto. I kept the cardstock in the die to add some yellow to the center of the sentiment piece and then took black ink pad to go around to mimic the black piece that I matted my ribbon technique on. Finished it off with some yellow pearls.

  • Echo Park - Fine & Dandy papers
  • Paper Studio - Honeycomb embossing folder, inked with Distress Oxide Scattered straw ink
  • Spellbinders - Hexagon die inked center with yellow and outlined with black ink
  • Spellbinders - Special Birthday Sentiment stamp
  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Bees die
  • Queen & co. - Yellow Sunshine pearls

I invite you to stop by Donna's Blog Here and check out the Beautiful card she has made!

Thanks Donna for doing this with me.

Thanks to you for stopping by today,



Donna Ellis said...

Oh my goodness, Connie! Your double twisted ribbon is fabulous! It looks especially striking with the themed, yet differently colored papers. Such cheerful sweetness (pun intended) with the bee topic being central. What good advice to do a practice run first. Your spacing and criss-crossing is perfection. Thanks for partnering this technique tryout with me! Hugs, de

April said...

Your card is so cute! I love this technique and the card layout.

Kim said...

There is so much lovely design and pattern in your sweet little bee card, Connie. The twisted ribbon technique is fabulous, isn't it?

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Love this technique! So cool. I need to file some of these away for my scrapbooking. 😉 Great job on this one lady!! Have a great week ahead. xo

JD/ Jill said...

Really cool technique!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loved this Connie, thanks for sharing. That technique looks fun.
Think the key might be picking to right contrasting paper as you said! May try have way too much DSP.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Em Louise Fairley said...

It's beautiful, Connie! I've never seen that technique, so will have to check it out! xoxo

Debbie said...

ooooh connie, this is fabulous!! the step by step instructions are wonderful and when you make an error, explaining that too for those who may want to use this technique.

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, this is darling Connie. I'd say it's "BEE-autiful" but that's cheesy, huh? LOL Well, it's super cute and very creative. I always enjoy a bee card (even though I'm not crazy about bees, but who is? Right? It's so cute. Hope you're having a blessed day.

Karen Letchworth said...

P.S. need to link up your amazing cards with us at Word Art Wednesday. Come play along for the chance to win some awesome prizes. I enjoy your art and would be so blessed to have you join us.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful card dear friend.

Leslie Miller said...

How beautifully this came together, Connie! Every piece ties in. Your embossing looks like a die cut because it's so perfectly inked. I believe I have some of that Fine and Dandy paper. What a great way to show both sides of this cute piece. I love it all!

Birgit said...

This is such a cool card! What a great way to show off both sides of a printed paper.

Lisa said...

First I love the bee theme on this card. I love bees and love that I have a garden full of plants to feed them. I have yet to try the twisted ribbon and really love how it looks on your card. I really need to try this.