Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m thrilled to say this is my first design team card for the Love to Craft challenge blog, hosted by my bloggy friend Leslie! The challenge runs for 6 weeks until August 15th and the theme is ‘anything goes’, so you’ve got plenty of time to plan what you’ll share with us.
I decided to start with a ‘twisted ribbon’ effect card, which I’m going to be doing with my craft group next week. I’d seen this on social media and then found a brilliant video over on Facebook from Sharon at Art-Ings Creations – you can find it here. If you need the measurements in inches then it’s all in Sharon’s video – I’ve converted them into metric.
I started with a 5cm wide strip of card, the same length as an A6 card blank, and marked it down both sides at 1.9cm intervals. I cut 4 strips of plain card & 4 of patterned paper, all at 7cm x 2cm.
I put the white strip into portrait orientation and then glued the red strips in place – starting at the top left corner and angling across to sit on the first opposite mark. Then repeat all the way down the card, following the alternate marks on each side. Once done, trim the card pieces level with the backing piece.
The next stage is to add the patterned pieces. I started at the bottom left corner, angling the strip to sit level with the top of the red one on the opposite side. Again, repeated that all the way up. To do this with just four strips (I’m too mean to cut an extra patterned one!), I trimmed the bottom piece around the backing card, which was then the right shape to fit at the top!
I mounted it onto a layer of the red card and then attached to an A6 card blank.
I finished by stamping a Julie Hickey sentiment in ‘red geranium’ Archival and die cut it wiht one of Stampin’ Up!’s ‘tasteful labels’. That sat across the card panel – I used foam pads at one end so it was level with the layered panel.
This is a great way to use up scraps of patterned paper – I can’t even remember what this one was as I’ve had it so long! So get creative and come and join us over at Love to Craft challenge – we’d love to see what you produce.