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Sat 19

Color Paper Striping
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Today is my niece’s 16th birthday… I can’t believe she’s driving age already!  Anyway, this started out as her card, but I ended up sending her something else so it would hopefully arrive in time.  My intention was to take advantage of the 6x6 color paper packs that contain four each of 12 different colors of the same color family to create a clean and simple (CAS) ombré stripe background.

I started by picking out four gradient color sheets from the Vibrant Violet paper pack.  Used the Vertical Line Collage die to die cut from each color resulting in 1/8” strips.  Took a square die from Square Basics next and die cut an opening in an A2 sized Bristol panel.  Traced the opening onto the front of a white card base to use as a guide for adhering the strips over.


Next, the Stained Glass Butterfly was die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  The sentiment from Big and Little Reverse Words was stamped with Archival Black ink and partial die cutting was then used to die cut it out.  Assembled the card to finish… but as an after thought and for something fun, I decided to turn it into a faux shaker card and added a whole bunch of clear jewels. 😂


Now I wasn’t planning to share this next card because I was making it for my dad for Father’s Day.  I didn’t get a chance to complete it before he passed away.  He was always excited to receive my cards and would proudly display them.  This was the reason I decided to finish it for him and changed my mind about sharing it.  He loved the ocean so…


Used my paper trimmer to cut strips from the Sunny Orange and Ocean Blue paper packs.  Adhered the strips to Bristol paper before die cutting it out with a circle die.


The rest is pretty straight forward.  As always all supplies are listed below.  


Before I go, I wanted to address Jan’s question regarding the Dendritic Paint Printing technique featured in my last post.  You can use any color acrylic paint.  I used white because it is all I have.  I don’t think it will work with ink pads or re-inkers because it needs to be a certain thickness and opacity.  I’ve only seen acrylic paints used, but if you tried other mediums and it worked, please share.

And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.






Such a fun idea to make a faux shaker card and what a beautiful card. Fabulous masculine card for your Dad and I am sure he would have loved it Trina x.

So sorry for your loss. My father was also my number one card fan. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and for the inspiration and ideas there.

Those are beautiful, vibrant colors and both cards are terrific. I love that butterfly die and your ocean is gorgeous. I'm sorry about your father's passing.

Two beautiful cards with that technique, Trina!! So sorry about your dad - he will live on in your memories!

Two very interesting cards. I feel for your loss, but am glad you shared the card originally intended for your dad.

The butterfly card is fabulous, your niece will be delighted by it! Clever idea adding a bunch of gems!!
Amazing ocean card, it's really full of love. I'm sure that your Dad could see your card for him and is proud of you! We can't see them, but they could see us, and smile. Yesterday were four years that my Dad passed away and I miss him very much.
My biggest hug on your way

Great card Trina the butterfly looks amazing on your ombre background.
It's always tough loosing our greatest fans. My mum always loved receiving my cards, cherish the memories ♥

Your shaker butterfly card is so pretty, Trina!! Love the ombré strips of lovely colors!! And, your second card is perfect with the sail boat and fabulous sky!! I’m missing my Dad, too! I especially think of him today on Father’s Day! He is always with me in my heart and I treasure precious memories of him! Sending warm hugs your way!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!!

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