Monday, October 28, 2019

Three very Merry, very Stripe-y Christmas cards

Hello, my friends!  I'm starting off my Monday with a little twist... playing cards first, then doing the laundry!  How's that for rebellion?  lol 

Okay, total honesty these were made over the weekend, and I was inspired by the one-and-only Laura Fedora - she seems to have caused a stripe-ing-stampede here in blogland!

I pulled out three of my favorite Mondo flowers from Ellen Hutson, LLC and my mini MISTI to make this process about as easy as it could get.  Here's how...
  1. Choose some fun colored cardstocks from your snippets bin - cut as many, in as many sized strips as you'd like. or need
  2. arrange them in your chosen order; create panels of stripes, and connect them on the backside with double-sided tape
  3. cut to size for your card
  4. stamp your image [I've used Versa Claire Nocturne ink - stamps beautifully, and cleans off the stamp so easily] onto your card front, leaving the stamp attached to the cover of your MISTI
  5. Add the stripe-y strip, and stamp again!
 
 Mondo Holly stamps & sentiment from
Mondo Amaryllis above

sentiments from Mondo Holly & Hang On

Thanks, Laura, for sharing your
fabulous ideas with us all! 

Thank YOU, friends for hanging out with me this morning!
=]  Michele

23 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Michele...I absolutely LOVE all 3 cards and what a FABULOUS idea to add all that color with the stripes and still keep the card CAS!! Guess I missed Laura's how to, so thanks for the details...I am SOOOOO going to try this! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Cynthia said...

Another beautiful way to use up my many scrap pieces!

conil said...

Whoa! This must be telepathy. Just this morning I was thinking about Laura's stripe video. And here it is in all it's triple glory. Wowzers. I better get busy.

Cat Craig said...

You're all striped up and ready to go! Fun technique.

Lin said...

How fun is this?! Pinning these for down the road.......

Joan B said...

love these

lostinpaper said...

These are all brilliant Michele, Yay for the stripes!

Lisa Elton said...

Well color me happy...aren't these heaps of fun!! I love this idea and the colors you've picked are so pretty. FABULOUS X3!!

LeAnne said...

Well, this is a very cool technique! I am going to have to give it a whirl!! Lovely cards!

Jeanne said...

What a fun and colorful way to use up some scraps. Reminds me of the t-shirts that were popular when I was growing up. :) Great job, Michele. And I love how rebellious you are! LOL My laundry closet is right next to my crafty space so I can create and do laundry kind of at the same time. I take breaks to fold. lol

JulieP said...

Laundry can wait! These are beautiful!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to use those little scraps! Using them with the large Mondo flowers is an even better idea! Wow!

Brenda said...

Well little Miss Clever Gal, these cards are fabulous! I love those stripes and I love this idea. So cool, so pretty, so perfect. Yep, will have to give this a try if I can find some stamps in my stash that will work. Hugs, Brenda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

These stripy creations are FABULOUS!!!! I love them all!

Bobby said...

I missed Laura's cards but have seen others do this technique. They look wonderful, Michele, and I think I'm going to try a few right now since my Christmas cards are all done.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow what a difference a few well placed stripes can add! Beautiful cards!

Julie Ebersole said...

Nothin' short of fabulous!!! WOWZAS, missy!!!

Mac Mable said...

Wow how striking and a fun and wonderful idea. The three stamps are fabulous too x. Thank you for the inspiration x.

nancy littrell said...

Wow..so clever and beautiful cards, Michele. TFS the link to Laura's technique. Hugs..Nancy

Jeanne H said...

Wow! Your stripes with simple flowers cards are wonderful. What a good idea, thanks.

TK said...

Wonderful cards, intriguing use of the bold colors!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a clever idea and your cards are absolutely beautiful, Michele! I'm going to hunt through my stash and try this technique...Thanks for inspiring me :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful stripe-y trio, Michele! I love all of them!
Thanks for your step-by-step tutorial. I'd love to try this.
Hideko xx