1) There are many ways to create a stencil. I used the straw die from MFT's Cool Cup Die-namics. Even if you don't have a stripe stencil, you might find something with straight lines in your stash.
2) I needed a way to keep my lines straight. I have used a 12x12 see-through quilt ruler since I started scrapbooking fifteen years ago (grid paper would also work well for this).
I taped the panel on the diagonal and created the stripes using the vertical and horizontal ruler lines.
3) Since I just used regular weight cardstock to create my stencil, I learned that I needed to change out the stencil once it became too saturated with ink. You can see on one of the red stripes below that it was time to change the stencil! The line did not stay crisp (not a bad look, though, for another project).Terrier Stackers. So adorable!! I used the MISTI to stamp them on kraft cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped them several times to get a nice, dark impression. I colored them with Copics and used a white Gelly Roll pen to whiten their eyes. I gave them a Christmas spin by adding a Santa hat to the top dog, and heat embossing a sentiment to reflect the scene. The hat is from MFT's Jingle All the Way. It is one of the Santas' hats with the brim trimmed down to fit the dog. I drew a slit on the hat and cut and colored an extra ear for the dog so it could "poke" through the hat. The sentiment is from MFT's Gift Tag Greetings. The dogs were then partially fussy cut and the panel was popped up with fun foam overlapping the plaid panel.
I really hope this encourages you to try this technique. There are so many ways to change it up with different widths, patterns, and color combinations!
Stamps - SSS/AI Stamptember Exclusive Terrier Stackers, MFT Jingle All the Way (hat, altered), MFT Gift Tag Greeting (Sentiment)
Dies - MFT Die-namics LLD Cool Cup (straw used to make plaid stripes)
Ink - Distress Ink Fired Brick and Spun Sugar, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Markers - Sakura White Gelly Roll, Zig Writer Spring Green, Prisma Brush Tip, Copic Multiliner 0.3,
Copics - E30,31,33,35,37,39, R22,24,27,32,35, Y04, YG 06,09, C00,1, W00,1,3
Paper - Neenah Solar White 110lb. (card base), white panel and kraft cardstock are scraps of unknown origin
Tools and Extras - MISTI, Omnigrid rulers, SSS Fine Detail White embossing powder, brown fun foam
Thanks for coming over to visit! I hope you will stop over to see me at Virginia's View Challenge blog and play along in the challenge. I would love to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Addition: Entering the SSS Flickr Challenge #58 - Thanks, Barb, for the head's up!