by Terre Fry
Sometimes you need to think outside the box and create a simple yet unique project that doesn’t take hours to create. That’s the lesson in crafting I taught my 8 year old Leahandra today. We made two cards creating stripes using two simple methods, and then used images from printed cardstock to complete the cards.
Create Stripes with Homemade Stencils
I like to create my own stencils and patterns with just a few products. I created my own stripes by just using some cardstock strips that I secured onto my card base with removable tape and inking some Memento Cottage Ivy between the strips with a sponge dauber. Repeat these steps until you have the number of stripes you want.
Create Stripes with Embossed Colored Cardstock
For these stripes I took colored cardstock cut into the size stripes I wanted, and simply embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder before adhering them to my card base!
Since I only used 4 intersecting stripes in these cards, it was pretty easy to know where to place my focal points. These ideas could be used to create many stripes with varying widths or colors for some very cool effects!
- Heartfelt Creations Winking Frog Paper Collection
- Adhesive – traditional, dimensional
- Cardstock – white, green