Retiform Technique Birthday Card.

Retiform Technique Birthday Card.

Welcome to my blog! Today I have a fun technique to share with you using the Timeless Tropical stamp set. I have seen the retiform technique before and have finally been able to give it a try. I hope you enjoy this project.

Be sure to click on the video below to see my YouTube video tutorial.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Terracotta card base – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper – 10cm x 14.4cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • Whisper White cardstock insert – 10cm x 14.4cm

Starting at the top of the piece of 9.5cm x 13.9cm Whisper White cardstock, use a long strip of scrap cardstock to section off a portion. Using a sponge dauber, sponge Soft Suede ink along the edge of the scrap cardstock. Try not to go too far into the Whipser White section. You can go back later and add more sponging if you need to.

Move the scrap cardstock down the Whisper White piece to section off another portion at a different angle. Repeat the sponging, making sure to not cross over different sections.

Repeat these steps until the Whisper White piece has been totally sectioned off.

Start at the top again and section off the sponged area with Post-It notes. Stamp the pineapple image in Terracotta Tile ink. Remove the Post-It notes and use them to section off the next portion. Stamp the small flower in Terracotta Tile ink.

Repeat this sectioning off with Post-It notes and stamping until all portions are full. Adhere the Whisper White piece to the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Now adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

NOTE: Any ink the gets on the Post-It notes may take some time to dry and get on your fingers. Be mindful of this causing smudges on the Whisper White piece.

Stamp the sentiment ‘May Your Birthday Be Memorable’ in Soft Suede on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Punch this out using the Everyday Label Punch and sponge the edges of this with Terracotta Tile.

Take an 8cm length of Burlap Ribbon and unwind the strands for half of the length. Adhere this to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Tie a bow using Whipser White Bakers Twine and adhere this to the front of the sentiment with a Glue Dot. Adhere one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets to the sentiment piece with a Glue Dot.

Adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and finish off the card by adhering the second Whisper White cardstock piece to the inside of the card.

Happy crafting.

Megan x


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Timeless Tropical Birthday.

Timeless Tropical Birthday.

Welcome to my blog! Today I have a great tip for using up the last bits of your Designer Series Paper (DSP) stash. Because I know that I am not alone in either not wanting to cut into a beautiful sheet of DSP or keeping every last piece of DSP I cut!

The beauty if using up strips of Designer Series Paper in this way is that it doesn’t matter what width each strip is, they can all be used to make a panel for a card front.

Each card showcases the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper and Tropical Oasis Trinkets. Both of these items are included in Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Products which are available until 2 June 2020, or while stocks last. You can view the range here. Be sure to get in quick so that you don’t miss out!

For this design I started with a strip going from left to right on an angle. I followed this down to the bottom. This left the top portion open, so I adhered the DSP strips at a right angle across the top of the panel.

In this card design I used strips of DSP of 1cm, 1.5cm, 2cm and 2.5cm and adhered them all in the same direction. I love the angle across the card.

A simple sentiment piece with sponging, an embellishment and length of ribbon finish off the card nicely.

For this card design I used the scrappy strip technique demonstrated by Bruno Bertucci here for the top part of the panel. It is a fun technique and a great way to showcase our beautiful Designer Series Paper.

Happy crafting.

Megan x


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