September 16, 2012


Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products. Don't you agree? They are very mix- and matchable so as to make the "work" of creating absolutely no work at all. That versatility and workability comes into play in my Green and White Chevron Card, which my workshop attendees created themselves in August.

The chevron is all the rage right now. Its bold visual statement makes it a real wow to encounter in a project.

I decided to make use of the chevron in two ways on this card. First is the obvious way of adding a touch of it in a simple border. But then I decided to mix it up a bit by stamping one of the flowers from Mixed Bunch in Black StazOn onto this paper, which is part of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. After stamping the flower, I thought it needed a little further punch to define the flower more. So I used an Aqua Painter and the Watercolor Crayons in Old Olive to paint in all the petals of the flower. This helped.

Trying three different colors -- white, black and Old Olive -- for the circle surrounding the flower, yielded something of a conundrum because they all looked good in their own ways. I decided to go with the wildest, most contrasty look with a black circle. And the Delicate Doilies die added just the finishing touch it needed.

Following are the supplies needed to create this eye-catching project:

Teeny Tiny Wishes
Mixed Bunch

Whisper White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Basic Black card stock
Daffodil Delight card stock
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Daffodil Delight ink
Old Olive ink
Black StazOn ink

Aqua Painter
Watercolor Wonder Crayon in Old Olive
Paper Piercing Tool
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Big Shot
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Circles #2 Die
Delicate Doilies Die
Boho Blossoms Punch
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Blossom Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Black Brad

How to create the card:

Fold the Old Olive card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run the 4" x 5 1/4" rectangle of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot in the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front.

Using the Circles #2 Die in the Big Shot, cut the largest circle out in black.

With the Delicate Doilies Die, cut a doily from Old Olive. Poke out the holes from the doily along the outer edge with the Paper Piercing Tool.

On a piece of the chevron DSP measuring about 3" square, stamp the flower in Black StazOn. In order to give the petals some definition, paint in each petal with an Old Olive Watercolor Wonder Crayon and an Aqua Painter. Punch the dried flower out with the Petals Punch. Insert a strip of black card stock into the Boho Blossoms Punch, and punch out one of the bigger flowers. Do the same with a strip of Daffodil Delight. Stamp the round flower shape willy nilly on the yellow flower in Daffodil Delight ink.

Adhere all the layers together. With the foam mat over the hard mat, use a Paper Piercing Tool to create a hole in the center, and insert a black brad. Attach this to the card front with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Adhere a 1" x 4" strip of the chevron DSP to the bottom of the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp your sentiment of choice in Old Olive, and punch it out with the Word Window Punch. From a scrap of black card stock, punch out a Modern Label. Adhere these two together, and attach to card front with pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.


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