Happy Friday, my friend! Today I am sharing another card I made for my display board at Covention. My presentation topic – Masculine Cards. My opinion – go ahead and add color.
I have a lot of things to say about this card, and I know you are excited to read every single word I have to say about it. But first, I want to share the card – it will make the discussion so much more meaningful. I’m adding this sentence just to see if you are still reading – if you didn’t read this, then good for you! Can you believe all those people who missed this meaty content just to rudely skip ahead? Anyway, here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Build a Bigger Chevron. When I first received the Chevron Border Punch, I played around with cool ways to punch holes in different pieces of paper. I quickly learned (and I wasn’t the first to figure this out) that the pieces that are punched out can be used for something, too. In fact, I think the pieces are far more interesting than the holes that are created with the punch. Always an inquistive one, I started laying out the pieces and lining them all up. To create this pattern, I lined up the pieces tip-to-tip, alternating direction. To “cover up” the places where the ends of each of the chevrons meets, I added twine horizontally around the card. It makes the entire pattern appear to be seamless.
- Vintage Expression. Does this pattern remind you of anything? This past Spring, I fell in love with the Sent with Love bundle – a gorgeous, travel-themed Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set. Remember it? I built this chevron to resemble the one used in that DSP. Even my color choices were lifted from that Designer Series Paper. The overall look of my card is similar (same colors and patterns), but there’s not a piece of Sent with Love in this updated card. To see the other card I made with that paper, click here.
- Envelope Liners. I really like the look of a completed project. Why would you ever just slap a gorgeous card inside a dull and boring envelope? I love the new Envelope Liners Framelits that are included in the Holiday Catalog. What a wonderful way to coordinate your card with its vessel! If you haven’t checked them out, please do. They are simply amazing. Don’t you think these two make a perfect pair?
Stamp sets: One in a Million, Around the World Papers: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pool Party Ink: Tangerine Tango Accessories: Circle punches, Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Pool Party), Baker’s Twine (Island Indigo), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies
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