Happy Birthday With Wonderful Stripes

Stripes are my favorite pattern. Well, that and polka dots. Most of my closet is full of striped tops & shoes. They look so good with jeans, don’t they? And jeans are my everyday uniform since I work out of the house nowadays.

You know what else stripes look good on? Cards. I have a set from Whimsy Stamps called Get in Line, which I used today for both cards. That’s right, I made two for you!

The first one is a striped birthday card. I used Classic Crest in Solar White for the card base as well as the triangle overlay. I love how this card looks like an envelope or collared dress.

To make the striped background, I pulled off all the stripe images at once (they are separate on the protective sheet) and lined them up inside a MISTI.

Next, I flipped my card one way to stamp the stripes with VersaFine CLAIR in Glamorous, then cleaned them and flipped the card the opposite direction to stamp in Verdant.

I layered the triangle pennant shape over the striped background with a bit of glue tape and stamped my sentiment and bow with black ink. Both images are from the Whimsy Stamps Elegant Gifts set. The bow itself is colored with a Copic R85 (Rose Red).

The second card is made in much the same way, except the thicker stripes are on the outer edges instead of the middle. Again, I used Classic Crest for the card base.

I kept the stripe stamps in the MISTI between projects, so I didn’t need to reposition them. Then, I just stamped the images with VersaFine CLAIR in Chianti on one side, and Golden Meadow on the other.

I used Golden Meadow to stamp the sentiment as well (after a heavy dusting of an anti-static pouch, since I was going to emboss), then covered all the yellow inked areas with Princess Gold embossing powder and melted it with a heat tool.

Thanks for stopping in today to see my cards! Be sure to pick up a stack of Classic Crest for yourself before the end of the month – it’s on sale until September!

❤️  Niki • cardstoq.com • @cardstoq (on Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)

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