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This stripe swap card was created in honour of a swap that focused on the stripes theme. I had on hand this bright green cardstock that really crashes with the color of the stripe designer paper I wanted to use.

So I changed the border on the front of the green card by using the direct-to-paper technique. This is a simple technique using an inkpad and applying the color directly to the card. For this stripe swap card, I used a red dauber by Tsukineko to paint on the borders of the green card.

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Card Making Supplies Used

  • green color cardstock 8" x 6"
  • white color cardstock
  • basicgrey stripes design paper
  • basic grey grunge red design paper
  • versafine ink pad - smokey gray color
  • versafine inkpad - onyx black color
  • tsukineko dauber-duos - cardinal red color
  • kaiser clear stamps - tag
  • stampers anonymous rubber stamp - slight alterations (tim holtz collection)
  • tombow roller tape (alternate: double sided tape)
  • permanent black marker pen
  • red paper ribbon from ikea
  • acrylic block

Card Making Instructions

  • score and fold green color cardstock to make a blank 4" x 6" folded card
  • use the red dauber to apply ink to the four borders of the front of the green card.
  • cut stripe design paper to size (1/4" length and width smaller than the folded green card)
  • cut a stripe of the grunge red design paper same length as the stripe design paper and 1/2" width.
  • glue red strip to stripes design paper (refer to photo above for placement)
  • open out paper ribbon leaving both ends unopened.
  • apply glue to front of green card.
  • adhere ribbon to middle of card horrzontally.
  • adhere stripes design paper on top of ribbon. press down to secure.
  • tie ribbon but do not knot yet.
  • stamp slight alteration stamp on white card with smokey gray color inkpad.
  • stamp tag clear stamp over stamped white card with onyx black inkpad.
  • trim around tag.
  • write a message.
  • punch a hole on the tag and attached to ribbon. knot ribbon.
  • stamp stripe design on inside of card (optional) and handwrite a message.

That's it! A quick and simple stripe swap card ready for posting to my swap partner.

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