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Creating striped backgrounds for cards

All you need is: a ruler, colored markers (I've used the Stabilo Swanos), white card stock and lot of patience 😅. It's a cheap and funny way to create card backgrounds and I find it interesting because you can match the color of the stripes with the image or embellishments you already have and not the other way around that usually implies buying more expensive crafting paper (not sure I'm explained myself properly.... 😔😕)
Anyways, I made diagonal stripes for three different cards, but you can choose the pattern you prefer: vertical, horizontal and, if you have a curve ruler, you can go for something even fancier!
For my own sake, I changed color every 4 or 5 lines. For example, I drew 4 or 5 parallel lines with the yellow marker and then moved to the orange one and so on. If you are brave and patient enough, you can try the one line/one color approach (good luck with that! 😂)




This is totally optional, but once you're done making the stripes you can stamp, ink and emboss tiny images on the background, like this...




I've used striped paper left overs as a base for the 'Cheers' greeting.


...and that's how I've used my hand-made striped backgrounds.


For the ladies, I've used a Stamping Bella stamp set, Dovecraft Premium black pigment ink and transparent embossing powder.
With my brand new Zig Clean color real brush pens I tried to match the lady's clothes and hair with the corresponding backgrounds.

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