This card is one that I made for my husband to send to a former co-worker of his. Sadly the man's wife passed away last week because of cancer. Since it was for a man being given by a man, I wanted it to look masculine too.
On this one I used the painter's tape technique, you are asking "what is that"? Well you take a piece of blue painter's tape, long enough to go across your card front, then lay it across your ink pad (sticky side down) and lightly press the tape onto the ink pad, then take the inked up tape and lay it on your card stock and lightly press the tape to transfer the ink onto your card stock. Very simple and no two cards will be alike either. When done, then stamp your image on top of your stripes. Done! Simple and quick.
Here is what I used:
Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree and So Sorry (both sets are a must have)
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz
Card stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
Blue Painter's tape
Why not give this technique a try, I bet you will like it too! Mary