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Sunday, April 28, 2013

TLC427 - Make your Own Chevrons!!


Hello everyone!!! It's my turn to host Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge this week and I have such a wonderful challenge for you!!!! We are going to make our own chevrons strips!!!! Yup...I just saved you several dollars because you don't have to buy a die. All you need is a score board or paper cutter with a groove so you can score your cardstock. Here is the link to Julie Hoffman's awesome tutorial on Splitcoast. 

Here are the deets:

1. Cut card stock strips  1 inch wide and as long as you need to cover your card base
2. Score the strip lengthwise at 1/2 inch
3. Now score along the strip every 1/2 inch along the width of the strip
4. Cut the paper from the bottom corner to the middle score line, removing triangle shapes along the length of the paper.
5. Now turn the paper and cut the other side the same
6. The tutorial has pictures that will make it easier to figure out the cut lines

My card features a stamp from Gina K. Designs called Face to the Sun. It was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and the white spaces were colored with copics. For the chevrons I used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. The button and twine finish it off.

Now it's your turn....come on over to Splitcoast and join in the TLC challenge....I'd love to see what you make!!!

16 comments:

Annette said...

oh MY MY i love this.. for sure one of my most favorites.. love it...

Ellen said...

fabulous image Joan! Love the chevrons~Gonna have to try this!!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and design.xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Love it!!!! LOL! So peaceful! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too! I don't own any chevron dies ;)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Joan, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Love, love the gorgeous silhouette! The chevrons are great colors!

Broni said...

Fabulous card, Joan! I love the CAS design and those great colors!! That's a great image too!!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful job on your chevrons Joan, and that image is so pretty! hugs, Kimberly

Sasha said...

Fabulous image, Joan! I love what you did with your chevrons! Love the colours, too! xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

So clever! Love the card, it has so much fun going on.

Diane said...

Grat idea, very fun image and card design.

Regards diane

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Joan, this is so pretty. I love that stamp image, the wheels remind me of one of my favourite toys...way back when, the Spirograph. Did you have one?
I have wanted to try this chevron tecnique and only peeked at it, but I will surely try after seeing this beauty. :)
Thanks for showing us.
Hope your weather is treating you well and that you get a little rain, we sure could use some here!

Becky said...

I love this card Joan. I love that image, just saw it a few day's ago, dont know where :).

Darnell J Knauss said...

NOW you tell me! LOL! Awesome card, Joan!!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous!

Audrey Ann said...

Wow - I looove this card! So simple yet so striking, and that takes talent!!
Hugs,
Audrey