stamp set - Lots of Thanks; ink - Whisper White Craft, Calypso Coral; card stock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral; tools - stencil from Dots & Stripes, sponge daubers, Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelits;
I didn't exactly follow Jennifer's directions, though. I could have used a stencil from Hearts & Stars but I was still thinking of one more card for the Card Buffets, and I thought no one would want to daub so many little hearts or stars - stripes seemed easier. So I sponged the white stripes, stamped and cut the sentiment, cleaned the stencil, and finally gave up on the patience bit and used the heat tool to finish drying the ink. I moved the stencil, sponged the coral stripes, and studied my results. I didn't think I liked it, so I cleaned the stencil again and tried to talk myself into liking it. I considered turning the card stock over and sponging many little hearts or stars, but I thought I'd try adding a perpendicular set of coral stripes, first. Now, I like it; I almost wish I'd used Real Red so it would look like an old-fashioned picnic blanket or Italian restaurant tablecloth.
Red or coral, I think it's masculine and clean and simple enough to qualify at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.
I may have to try the technique again, with one of the other stencils, just to see if they would be as tedious as I imagined.