Saturday, 6 August 2016

Chevrons

Hi everyone, I was searching for ideas for my card classes and came across this technique by Studio Calico on how to make a chevron border.  My piece of chevron is a little larger than a border but I love the technique and it is a terrific way to use up patterned paper. You can see the video on how to make the chevron here.


I use the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper pack.  To start cut 2 base pieces of cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Then cut 1/4" strips of the paper 12" long, you will need 4 strips of each paper pattern to cover the two base pieces.

Put adhesive all over the base cardstock pieces, I used double sided tape but you could use whatever adhesive you wish.

Start by layering a strip of paper on the diagonal from one corner to the other in the centre of the piece.  Work outwards on one side and then come back and do the other side making sure that you keep in the colour pattern.

A tip before you cut the pieces into 1/2" strips.  You need to cut one piece into 1/2" strips with the diagonal going in the opposite direction to the other one. See the picture below.


Once you have the two pieces cut into 1/2" strips, adhere to a piece of cardstock the length of an A4 cardstock piece by 5".  Double sided tape was added to this piece before layering the strips.

Layer the strips with a zig zag pattern so you create the chevron as you go.  Once all the strips have been adhered you need to cut on the line where there is a full line of chevron (this will cut away all the waste area from top and bottom).  What you are left with is a strip of chevron which can be further cut down or left in one piece like I have to create my card focal point.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and I have added some enamel dots to finish.


This one is for the boys made using the Moroccan Designer Series Paper Pack.

You can get all the supplies you need for this project from me.

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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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