How to Create Easy Stripes with Embossing Powder


by Terre Fry

Handmade card with green stripes inked using Memento Cottage Ivy and a frog floating on a lily pad with the sentiment "good times with you" made 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

green ink pad

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

embossing powder

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
  • Scissors







Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s