I have to admit to having a lot of false starts with this sketch. I can't tell you how much paper I wasted cutting stripes. I finally solved my dilemma by moving the center of the stripes off center. Suddenly I liked what I was doing. In general, I am a rigid sketch follower - that probably implies a lack of creativity, but I find working with the sketch exactly as it is to be the true challenge. In this case, I did modify the sketch - it was either that or not get it to the CtS organizers in time to be part of the celebration!
purchased was truly white. Since then I have purchased rolls from multiple
sources trying to find "white" but"white" appears to now be a dull off-white.
The above card uses my stash of true white.