Technique Tuesday #35

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

This week’s technique: RIBBON BACKGROUND

This is another fun technique that creates a unique background with a product we typically associate with bows ~ ribbon! By stacking different colors and widths of ribbon, you can really add some fun interest to your paper crafting project. This is also a great way to use up little bits of ribbon such as the snipped ends of bows and knots. Now those leftover pieces won’t go to waste and that’s a good thing! 🙂


You will need: card stock panel, ribbon, adhesive {tape runner or double sided tape work well for this technique}, cutting tool of choice.


You can either cover an entire panel with ribbon as your background or just do a small portion that will peek through an opening, which is how I did mine. I laid the die for the opening onto the panel and made some pencil marks so I knew how far the ribbon had to go.




Simply layer your ribbon strips onto the card stock panel in the order you like. ∗Please note: I drew a faint pencil line in the middle of the card stock panel for the first piece of ribbon to match up with. This helps to keep everything straight.

I tried the adhesive two ways: #1}covering the card stock panel with lines of tape runner and #2}adding the tape runner to each piece of ribbon individually, which is the way I preferred. But you do whichever method works best for you.



Once all the ribbon is adhered, trim off any excess from around the edges {if there is any} and the ribbon background panel is ready for a project!

I used the Cool Treats stamp set/Frozen Treats thinlet dies for this card. They are fun products to use for any paper crafting project, especially during the summer 🙂 On the ice cream cone, a bit of Wink of Stella was added to the ice cream scoop for shimmer and some Glossy Accents to the cherry for shine. I popped it up on dimensional adhesive and adhered it to the ribbon panel inside the cut out window. A embossed layered sentiment plus a few enamel shapes and the card is done!


∗Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Cool Treats stamp set {photopolymer} {item #142982 ~ page 82 annual catalogue}
  • Frozen Treats Framelits Dies  {item #142756 ~ page 213 annual catalogue}  
  • Pool Party card stock {item # 122924 ~ page 186 annual catalogue}
  • Enamel Shapes {Subtles}  {item  #141679 ~ page 196 annul catalogue}


If you enjoyed this project and would like to see more created with this stamp set/dies, please leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email and we’ll make some more! 🙂



I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.




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See you next Tuesday!


The Country Touch





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