We’ve been seeing the chevron pattern in various paper-crafting projects these days. With its popularity, I wanted to create a card sketch featuring this fun element. Whether you are creating these by hand, using premade borders, or even adding a chevron-printed patterned paper, you have to admit this design adds something fun and fresh to any project. Happy crafting!
“Happy Birthday” Card
Designed by Lisette Gibbons
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Konichiwa collection) | Felt: Papertrey Ink (Chartreuse) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Inks (Simple Sentiments), Waltzingmouse Stamps (Say It Loud) | Ink: Stampin’Up (Chocolate Chip) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (In Bloom, Beautiful Blooms, Double Ended Banners) | Fabric: Spotlight | Ribbon: The Ribbon Man | Punch: Woodware Craft Collection (Square Punch)
Use fabric as well as paper to add texture and depth to your card.
You’re Amazing” Card
Designed by Lisette Gibbons
SOURCES Papertrey Ink | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart collection) | Ribbon: The Ribbon Man | Brads: My Mind’s Eys | Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Script Sentiments), Button: Papertrey Ink | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Ink: Staz’On (Jet Black) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms) | Punch: Woodware Craft Collection (Square Punch) | Pinking Scissors
Keep the colours you use to a limit of three or four. To keep a pleasing balance on the card, I only used two lines of chevron stripes instead of three.
“You are Simply the Best” Card
Designed by Kimberly Neddo
SOURCES Noel Mignon’s March kit- Cardstock: Bazzill-Kraft; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico-Flower Bed, Echo Park- Numbers; October Afternoon- Guest Room and Phonograph; Twine: My Mind’s Eye- Follow your heart; Brad: Echo Park- This and That; Mist: October Afternoon-Tin Type; Stamp: Technique Tuesday- Simply you by Ali Edwards; Ink: Hero Arts- Wet Cement; Fabrips: Studio Calico- Orange
There are so many different fun ways to make the Chevron pattern. I love creating different looks with patterned papers. I simply cut my paper in 3/4 inch strips and by 2 inches each, and arranged them next to each other. To create the background image, I used a mask and the mist for a shadow effect. To create the flower, I simply twisted the fabrip around my finger and pressed it down. Then I layered it with some patterned paper and a brad.
“Today is your Day” Card
Designed by Robyn Weatherspoon
SOURCES Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon paper, Unity Stamps, Stephanie Barnard Ink-Chocolate, Colorbox Fluid Chalk-Chestnut Roan, Donna Salazar Fairy Dust, Clearsnap Glue Gloss, Sizzix 3D Flower Die by Eileen Hull, BoBunny Jewels, Offray Ribbon.
When working with dies, don’t be afraid to change the look of the cut design. Have fun and manipulate the paper into whatever shape you want. For example, this flower die is a flat design, but since I wanted my flower to really be 3D on my card, I rolled the ends of each petal, chalked the edges for added dimension, and added glitter to make it really stand out.
“Some Bunny loves You” Card
Designed by Andrea Budjack
SOURCES Melissa Frances – paper. Simple Stories – paper. October Afternoon – paper. The Girls Paperie – paper. Glitz – stamp. Papertrey Ink – cardstock, ink, sentiment stamp, buttons. Pink Persimmon – stamp. Prairie Bird Boutique – ribbon. BossKut – bunny die. Giant Dwarf – felt. Epiphany Crafts – heart punch. David Tutera – adhesive pearl. twine.
The best thing about a sketch is using the element layers in your own way. In this card I broke down each layer by position or quantity and laid it out based upon my own theme/idea. By breaking it down this way you can bring so much attention to each component.
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