Striped Background

I went through my bookmarked "ideas" links and can't find the person's blog where I first saw this background. I'm soooo sorry! I know the technique isn't new, but I liked the way she used it.

Anyway, here's mine:

I used Palette L'Amore Red ink, a sponge, white cardstock, a piece of scrap paper (I grabbed a piece of vellum I had left over), and I also used graph paper although you don't have to.

If you don't have graph paper, just measure and mark light pencil lines at each end of your cardstock so you know where to lay the scrap paper. Sponge ink over the edge of the scrap paper, then move the scrap paper down to the next line you want to ink and sponge again.

Here's a close-up view of how I used the graph paper as a guide.

Here's how I used my striped background on a Valentine's Day card. The stamp set is "Forever" by The Angel Company. I also used a Martha Stewart lace border punch.

I'll show you another similar card I made with this background tomorrow. Tootles!

If you make one of these using my tutorial, be sure to leave your direct link - I'd LOVE to see it!


Bridgett said...

Oh I love that idea! I am eager to try it!! Thanks for sharing this fun new technique!

PawsN2Stamp said...

I love it!!! What a cool looking card!!!

Karen said...

What an easy, yet fun technique to add something new to your card! I think I might just try it myself! Don't worry...if I do, I'll link back! :>

Sarah said...

Cool technique and a very cute card!

Sarah G.

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