I can hardly believe the big day is almost here!  In today’s project I created faux ribbon on a masculine birthday card.  I masked (yes, I know I use this technique way too often, but it is so versatile!)off a stripe on the cover of a kraft card with typing paper.  I sponged in between the masks with white craft ink.  I removed the masks and that left me with my "naked ribbon".  I added stripes using not quite navy dye ink and the "stem" stamp from the set.  (A little hint when creating these stripes.  The stamp is not long enough to stretch across the entire width of the card, so I stamp once from each side, allowing the center to overlap.  Then when I add my sentiment accent, it covers the "overlap".)  I than added a few additional stripes with a white gel pen.  You could use the same technique with a variety of colors and patterns.  It is a great "bare bones" project that would be a perfect fit with just about any sentiment.

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