Stripe Swap Card - A Fun Swap

This stripe swap card was created in honour of a swap that focused on the stripes theme. I had on hand this bright green card-stock that really crashes with the colour 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.

Stripe Card

The above is the stripes card I created for a fun swap online. I posted a video here of the steps I took to create this card but somehow the video is no longer working and I lost the file so this is all you can view of the handmade strip swap card :-(

I will need to reproduce it or better still make more colour stripes cards to post here for our  inspiration. Yes! I certainly will do that as even while I'm  this sentence, my head is filled with technique and design ideas for more stripes. 

Handmade Greeting Card Swaps

This kind of swap is very fun to participate in but it can also be rather time consuming if you are involved in too many swaps. You need to meet a dateline and if you have other commitments, you will find yourself staying up late into the night creating to send the swap card off in the mail.

But it's nice when you receive the swap card from your swap partner and see the design, style and technique she used to create that handmade card. You can learn a lot from it and it's always nice receiving real paper greeting cards in the mail instead of just bills. You also make friends online this way.

Stripe Swap Card : Card Making Supplies Used

  • green colour 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

  1. score and fold green colour cardstock to make a blank 4" x 6" folded card
  2. use the red dauber to apply ink to the four borders of the front of the green card.
  3. cut stripe design paper to size (1/4" length and width smaller than the folded green card)
  4. cut a stripe of the grunge red design paper same length as the stripe design paper and 1/2" width.
  5. glue red strip to stripes design paper (refer to photo above for placement)
  6. open out paper ribbon leaving both ends unopened.
  7. apply glue to front of green card.
  8. adhere ribbon to middle of card horrzontally.
  9. adhere stripes design paper on top of ribbon. press down to secure.
  10. tie ribbon but do not knot yet.
  11. stamp slight alteration stamp on white card with smokey gray color inkpad.
  12. stamp tag clear stamp over stamped white card with onyx black inkpad.
  13. trim around tag.
  14. write a message.
  15. punch a hole on the tag and attached to ribbon. knot ribbon.
  16. 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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