Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chevron Magic

I've been tossing this idea around for a while now. I wanted to use chevrons for the background of my card, but my original idea was to try to emboss the chevrons.  Well, that didn't work out, so I thought some more and came up with this card:

I really like how it turned out.  I took some pictures as I was working on the card, so I can explain how I did it.

I used the mini chevron die from My Favorite Things.  I cut out quite a few of the chevrons and made a small template for myself.  Here's a picture of it:

I glued each strip to a scrap piece of paper, so that they would hold in place.  Then I slipped my piece of white cardstock underneath and began to ink the cardstock.  I used 3 TH distress inks.  Here's what the background piece looked after inking:

Then I sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist to give it a bit of a sparkle.  Next I finished the card. I colored the MFT stamp called Blessed Mouse with my copics.  I also used another set of die-namics from MFT called mini wavy pennants.  Add a little bit of twine and some rhinestones, and.......Voila!

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges for this card:

MFT July Guest Designer Challenge
Raise the Bar challenge #107
PaperPlaytime #77
Crafting when we can challenge #21


  1. Thank you for the great inspiraton Janet. Your back ground looks fab and I love the colour combo, cute mouse too.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  2. Wonderful background and adorable card.
    Hugs and smiles