New Video: Creating Bold Background Stripes

While I was creating my project for Merry Monday this past week, I thought to myself, “this would make a great video to share my process for creating a brilliant background with strips of cardstock”.  I was already planning a video – but then you asked for it.  That turned up the heat on my video plans, so, here it is…my thoughts, tips and tricks for creating a beautiful striped background:

Here are two cards I’ve made using this striped background technique.  You can click on either picture to see the original posts:

A soft background of stripes:

Lovely as a Tree, Holiday Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MM131A bold background of stripes:

Bravo, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS137I hope you find the video helpful, and I hope you enjoy playing around with different colors and stripe widths to add dimension to your next project.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Your Merry Monday card is so lovely (as a tree); thank you for this video. You inspired an idea in my mind. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Thank you for the video, Brian. I love the look of the striped backgrounds and have just been inspired!

  3. Great video, Brian! Thanks for the tips, I had wondered about the measurements you used to make this great bold look. Now off to my craft room!

  4. Love all your videos …. This one has just given me inspiration for a Christmas card background for my monthly club!
    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards with us all.

  5. I’ve seen the stripe technique, but love the idea of placing the glue on the cardstock instead of on the stripes. Simple, but brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing. I will give this a try.

  7. Great video Brian. I’ll definitely have to give this technique a try.

  8. Love it BRIAN!!! Thanks for that video!! Your so cute !!!
    Hugs and love

  9. Always like the videos ! This technique stimulates all sorts of ideas . And I agree with Paula ….glue placement is helpful because I love that Mono Glue ,but it does give me a fit sometimes by getting messy .
    Thank you !

  10. Wonderful tips, thanks for helping make this technique simple.

  11. Brian. What a great way those those scrap strips I always have by my cutting board!!! You are awesome…loved video!!!
    PS are we doing a swap soon ???
    You know…I love swaps!

  12. Thank you for the video Brian! I am inspired and will be trying this over the weekend!

  13. Congrats on your guest spot for Merry Monday Challenge. I can see why they asked you to join them. Thanks for the video explaining your stripes method.

  14. Awesome cards and tutorial, Brian! The stripes are so eye catching!

  15. Deanne @ Three Trees

    Wow!! Such a simple technique for outstanding results!!!

  16. Deanne @ Three Trees

    Wow!! Such a simple technique for outstanding results!!!

    Deanne 🙂

  17. Oh what a gorgeous Christmas card! I love this!

  18. I love the colours you used Brian, fantastic combination for your lovely Holiday card.

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  23. This is fantastic! I knew there was a reason I’ve been holding on to those trim scraps for years (6 years). Thanks for the video!

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