Striped birthday card

Ann Bernklau

Striped birthday card
By Ann Bernklau

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Designer's Tip: Color your stripes various colors by masking them with strips of stencil tape and inking in between the strips. You can reuse the tape until you're done with the project.



  1. With the fold at the top, cover card with horizontal stripes. Cover the second stripe down from the top with a piece of stencil tape, then sponge on Guacamole ink above the tape. Peel off the tape. Mask the top stripe and the third stripe with stencil tape (you can reuse the tape strips). Ink in between the tape with Red Barn. Use this same technique to ink the whole card, inking the strips Guacamole, Red Barn, and Candied Yam. Leave the thinnest stripes white.
  2. Cut out the striped tag from the Tags & Borders sheet. Ink the bottom stripes the same way you did the card. Gently sponge Guacamole on the blank part around the edges. Turn the tag on its side with the top on the left. Stamp the greeting in the blank area. Foam tape the tag flush with the right edge and 1 3/4" from the top.
  3. Attach 2 1/2" of ribbon to the left of the tag. Tie a small bow and use a Zot to glue it to the tag to the left of the greeting as shown.
  4. Inside: Cut 6 1/2"x2 1/2" of stripes and ink them the same way as the front. Glue to the bottom. Stamp a greeting in the center of a label and ink lightly with a cosmetic sponge and Candied Yam ink. Ink around the edges with Guacamole. Mat on white cardstock with 1/16" borders. Glue to card centered, 3/4" from the top. Zot a small knot to the base of the label.