Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Striped background

Hi!  Kristie from Kristie Kreates here today.
It's getting to be that time of year again.
Time to start getting those Christmas cards made.
Today I'm showing you how to make a cool striped background.
Here is the card I made using this technique.
Below are the supplies you'll need.
A piece of card stock,
ink pads and
masking tape.
First rip off a piece of masking tape.
If it is very sticky, stick the tape to a piece of fabric,
honestly, I just stick it to my pant leg.
This will take away some of that stickiness.
Or you can use painters tape if you have it,
it is not as sticky as masking tape.
Now press your tape into an ink pad. 
I used Distress Ink, but you can use what ever you prefer.
Take your inked up tape and apply it to the piece of card stock.
Press it down firmly.
Now remove the tape,
the ink will stay behind
leaving a stripe.
I love this distressed look that this technique creates.

Repeat the same steps again with the same or another color.

Here is the background I ended up with,
that I used on my card.

For my card, I trimmed it down and adhered it to a
white card stock base.
I wanted the mat for the Christmas Blessings
(Eureka! Stamps #7304)
to match the green stripe so I rubbed ink directly from
the ink pad onto white card stock.
I then adhered the sentiment to the green mat and trimmed it
to size using Perfect Layers cutting tools.
(See my blog for more information about them.)
I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.
One more Christmas card down, about 40 more to go.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
and will try this technique soon.
It's fun, it's easy, it's quick.
Thanks for stopping by today,
I'd love for you to visit my blog
and see what else I've been creating!
Until next month, have fun creating!

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