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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Technique Lover's Challenge #363

Hello everyone!! Hope you have recovered from all the Super Bowl excitement and are ready to do a little stamping!!!! My TLC Challenge on Splitcoast is all about stripes....I just love striped designer paper but I can never seem to find just the right color combo soooooo.....my challenge to you this week is to make your own striped designer paper!!  This is also a good way to use up all those scraps that have a way of building up in drawers and files or on the floor...LOL!!!

Deets:
1. Cut thin strips of designer paper or cardstock long enough to hang over the background with a paper cutter so you have straignt lines...use what ever you have on hand and in the colors you want for your design. You can make some wider than others to vary the pattern.
2. Score lines on your background paper at 1/2 inch intervals so you will have a straight pattern to follow.
3. Add glue or use score tape on the back of the strips and adhere to the background paper to create the stipe pattern.
4. When dry, trim off the overhanging pieces.
5. You can use a vertical, horizontal, or a diagonal pattern...what ever you like!!

For my card, a diagonal pattern was used...left to right on the bottom layer and right to left on the top layer.The flower image from Layers of Color was colored with copics, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The sentiment, also from Layers of Color, was tucked under the flower bouquet and the ribbon finishes it off. The colors are kinda blinding but since we are having such an overcast day, I needed to brighten things up!!!

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Stampalot Challenge - in the garden
2. The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Challenge - ribbon
3. The Paper Players - flowers

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!

26 comments:

Sasha said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous, Joan! Your beautiful bouquet really pops! Such a bright and cheerful card! I love all your background stripes, too:)

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Joan! Fabulous tech for the paper! Such a gorgeous flower! TFS!

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card. Not just the beautiful image, but how you flipped the papers to design your card. It is beautiful.

brenda said...

A lovely bright and inviting card Joan and very effective backing papers your have created with the strips of scraps.

Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A gorgeous card. Beautifully co-ordinated. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Meg said...

Wowsa! This card is so eye-catching. I love the homemade DSP. I hope this is a top pick!

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
over at Sir Stampalot this month
and good luck !

Hugs
Francesca

Dawn Easton said...

Wow girl...your background turned out awesome! That took a lot of patience to create but well worth it in the end!!! Not sure I'll have time to play along tonight as we have a followup vet app't at 7 but I'll try my darnedest this week!

Tammy said...

Oh wow Joan, simply fantastic! The stripes are so eye-appealing and look fabulous as a background for the pretty image.

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful, Joan! LOVE the double-looped bow!

Annette said...

wow love how you made your own stripe paper...you go girl...this card is so beautiful...love that double bow too..

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Joan! Your striped paper is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Andrea said...

Wow! Pretty card! I love the paper "ribbons". Such a lovely background for the beautiful bouquet! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the background paper with such beautiful colors and the image popped up on the front, wonderful card.

*Vicki* said...

The papers are gorgeous Joan!! The flowers look like they could pop off your card!! :)

jimlynn said...

WOW! Love how you did the stripes! So pretty and that image just pops off the paper! Outstanding!
Lynn

pinky said...

I just love the vibrancy of this card!! Great paper you have made too.Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Carole of Brum said...

I love your technique challenge cards, they give me some fab ideas. It's great how you varied patterned and plainer stripes, lovely effect, and so bold: the bunch of flowers is perfect for this background too. CoB

Debbie said...

WOW! love the strips love the colors love the beautiful flowers!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jaydee said...

Genius making your own background paper! Love your take on our flower challenge this week. So glad you joined the Paper Players
Jaydee

Julie said...

A beautiful card, love your bouquet. Thanks for joining us on the card caravan at The Hybrid Chick.

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Joan! You have a lot more patience than I do to make your own striped paper! But it is a great idea! Your floral image is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Joan! (waving to you from across Texas!) I can't even tell you how much I LOVE your tips to make your own striped paper. How cool is that?! Such a pretty background for that bouquet of flowers. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Ruth said...

Just the type of card I love - bold and beautiful. Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot Challenge, Ruth :)

Rochelle said...

Gorgeous card design! And a good idea for using paper scraps. Thanks for sharing!