Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Tips tricks and techniques Tuesday Hand-Penned suite

 Papercrafters find inspiration for techniques from all sorts of places and other crafts. And today I'm sharing a technique which is based on a quilting on. The technique is called a twisted ribbon border . Instead of fabric I've chosen to use some of the beautiful pattern paper that is part of the Hand-Penned Suite. Called Hand-Penned it is such a pretty floral pattern paper in gorgeous fresh colours.

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique purple yellow Stampin' Up

The twisted ribbon border is created using a base of card stock the measures 14cm x 4cm. These measurements can be adjusted to fit your project once the principal is understood. Mark along the long side top and bottom in pencil at 2cm intervals as per the picture below.

Twisted ribbon border technique Hand-Penned  Stampin up


Next you need 2cm strips of paper . For the tutorial I've used 2 colours of cardstock. For my card I chose one of the pretty pattern paper which as it's double sided I could use both sides secure in the knowledge that they will coordinate perfectly πŸ˜‰ 

I started placing my strips that will end up appearing to be in back of the panel. I started at the right hand side placing my stip diagonally with the top left corner of the stip sitting flush to the top right corner of the card. The bottom left corner is lined up to the second mark in from the right. I used liquid glue to adhere the strips to allow a little wiggle room.

The second strip follows the first with the left hand sides lining up with the marks at an angle as per the photo below.

Twisted ribbon border technique Stampin up

Continue till the strip is covered as per the photo below. I always leave my strips over hanging so that I don’t have to worry about them being too short πŸ™ƒ 

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

Now take the piece of paper that will appear to be at the front of the twist and starting  from the opposite end. Take the top left corner of the strip and place it to the top left corner of the base. The strip is placed diagonally with the bottom left corner placed to the bottom left corner of the strip already in place. The picture below shows it far clearer than I have explained I'm sure πŸ˜‰

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up


Continue to place the strips until its completed . And looks like the photos below.

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

Next trim off the over hanging pieces to neaten and complete the panel. I always trim from behind as I find it easier to follow the line of the base card.

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

Now that  I had the technique worked out I set out to play with the pretty Hand-Penned papers. I chose coloured cardstock to coordinate in purple, yellow and white. I the created layers to fit my split front card base.

The card base was created from a piece cardstock measuring 14.85cm x 21cm , scored at 10.5cm. I then cut a strip measuring 5cm x 14.85cm off one side. This became my split front card base. 

The front panel is decorated with layers. On the top purple layer I stamped in the same colour ink to give a tone on tone effect. I then used an embossing folder to give the panel texture.

I decorated the narrow front panel using a punched panel and a stamped image from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set which I coloured with my alcohol markers from Stampin Up.  

I then die cut the image. I also die cut the outline 3 further times in white cardstock.  I adhered the 3 pieces together and the stuck the stamped image ontop. My reason for doing this was to create an embellishment that helped add depth to my project, gave strength to the stamped image as it over hanges the edge of the panel and hid the back of the alcohol coloured piece.  I stamped and fussy cut out a sentiment and placed it nestled amongst the stems of the flowers. A few of the Genial Gems from the suite and the front was completed. 

Hand-Penned Petals Stampin Blends Stampin up

Now for the inside. I placed my twisted ribbon border panel on to the right hand side  of the white panel that filled the whole of the inside portion of the card. I added a narrow strip of yellow card along the left hand edge to mimic the layers of the main panel. 

I the stamped and coloured a portion of the same image as the front. I then fussy cut it out and adhered it to the left hand bottom corner of the inside of the card. 

Hand-Penned Petals twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

I think this card came together really well. The colour pallette is both clean and spring like. Whilst the pattern paper may be busy it doesn't overwhelm the card.

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

I think this Twisted Ribbon Border technique is a great one to have in your arsenal to use up those narrow strips of patterned paper. I hope you like my project as much as I do and will give this fun technique a go. 

Hand-Penned twisted ribbon border technique Stampin Up

33 comments:

  1. I love the card. I'm going to have this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Please do give it a go it's really easy once you het the hang of it! Have fun 😊

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  2. Love this design, thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love this and your pictorial clearly shows how to! Thank you. The finished card is so pretty.

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  4. Definitely want to try this amazing idea!

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    1. Please do I'm sure you'll have fun 😊

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  5. So beautiful, never saw this before, will give it a try.

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    1. Thank you and please do have a go it's easy once you get the hang of it 😊

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  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing!πŸ€—

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  7. Beautiful card. What a great idea! :)

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  8. love the card and technique.... could this be done on a full card front like double the size?

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  9. Thank you 😊 and yes I'm sure you could make it larger. The key is to create the card mat a size that is divisible by the width of your paper strips. Hope that helps 😊

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  10. Oh wow this is stunning card many thanks for the incredible instruction

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  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and very creative card and for the great instructions on how to make it! GlendaJ

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  12. You're welcome and thank you for taking the time to comment 😊

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  13. I had talked myself out of that suite only to be stunned at the beauty of this card. It is calming, elegant and draws you in with the weaved border. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you 😊 and sorry for being a crafty enabler 😜

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  14. Your card is stunning with the twisted ribbon border. This border is a new technique to me. So happy I found it today on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you 😊 and you're more than welcome πŸ˜ƒ

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  15. CAN YOU CONVERT THE MEASURMENTS TO INCHES FOR US PLEASE? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPONSE

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