Gorgeous Grunge Twisted Grid!

Stampin’ Up! UK Gorgeous Grunge Twisted Grid!

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Possibly the most difficult title I’ve ever come up with, but I used 3 stamp sets and twisted some ribbon, all while mixing in the various blue inks we have!

But in essence, this card is all about texture. Totally different from my usual ‘simple’ style, but equally as simple to make!

A base card blank of Soft Sky cardstock was overlaid with a mat of Bermuda Bay cardstock to create the first layer of ‘dimension’.

The Whisper White layer is where all the stamping goes on; Off The Grid in Soft Sky ink, Gorgeous Grunge in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. Layers upon layers, but no dimension! Clever Pootles…

Then the sentiment, from Merry Little Christmas was initially stamped in Pool Party which I punched using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, and then a second one stamped using Bermuda Bay so that I could hand cut out the ‘little’ and pop that up on dimensionals.

POOTLES Stampin Up UK Gorgeous Grunge Twisted Grid

Now the ribbon, well that’s Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, and to create the effect, you hold one end in one hand and keep it still. Making full use of all fingers and thumbs of the other hand, you twist the other end, and keep doing it until it’s twisted so tightly that if you slackened off a little, it would double over on itself and twist up, which is exactly how this twist was created.

I know that sounds terribly complicated (well, it does look it when it’s written down!), but if anyone would like me to incorporate it into a video tutorial, I’m more than happy to!

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Anyway, so that’s my card, low on layers, and full on ‘texture’!

I hope you like it!


Sam xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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