Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DIY Stripes

I've made two cards from the same home-made stamps:

 This one is for 365 Cards, CASual Fridays and CR84FN, details and links further down,

and this one is for OLW103, hosted this week by Karen, to add scoring to your card (you can just make the score lines out above and below the stripes).

I wanted to use stripes for a challenge at 365 Cards Day 180 - Stand-out Stripes.  I don't have any stripy stamps so, following on from my success in making circle and ring stamps from foam, I made my own stripe stamps from foam.

Then I thought I would make it into stripy flag bunting for the CASual Fridays Banners and Flags challenge:

CFC67:  Create a Clean And Simple project that features banners or flags.

using the colour scheme from CR84FN61, which is:

I cut strips of different widths and lined 3 of the strips on one acrylic block and two on another acrylic block, sticking them with Pritt Stick, so that I could ink one set in tan and the other set in aqua, like so:

Then I stamped onto cream card.  I like that grungy, uneven finish.

I then overstamped with the flag stamp (freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine), cut them out and made them into a banner.

I'd trimmed the blue foam stripes because that block was slightly smaller and the foam was overhanging.  So when I came to stamp the OLW card, the tan reached the sides of the card, but the aqua didn't.  But I quite like it!

The Celebrate stamp and the Happy Birthday stamp are both from Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes.


  1. Very cool, Shirley! I love how you use those stripes!

  2. Nicely done...thanks so much for playing along....

  3. Love the clean lines and sentiment placement~Clever!

  4. You are beyond clever!! And green, to boot, which is awesome!! The banner card is my fave!

  5. So cool that you made your own flags for the the colours and CAS design :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  6. Love the technique you used on this card and it is so perfectly CAS :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Simply wonderful! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  8. These cards are beautiful! I am so impressed with your handmade stamps! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today :)

  9. Simply brilliant - I love the little banner you made. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  10. Genius ! Love how you did the stripes!
    ~Thanks for joining us at 365cards

  11. Great technique for the stripes! And I just love that colour combination on the OLW card!

  12. Love your tutorial, totally perfect! Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards, I'm a CAS girl at heart, so this one definitely is up my alley.

  13. Love the technique with the stripes!! Great OLW card!