Friday, June 26, 2015
SU ~ Star Spangled Chevrons ~
Good morning and welcome! Today, I have a different project celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday. If you are a trend watcher, you know that chevrons have been BIG. You see them everywhere from home decor to ladies' fashion. And I everyone from the cutest little girls with brightly colored hair bows to middle aged voluptuous ladies And yes, I count myself among the latter! :-) Anytime I find a trend that catches my eye, I try to incorporate it into my paper projects. A friend of mine has an embroidery business and she shared a fun project she was working on via Social media. It involved chevrons (created with red Ric Rac) and her interpretation of Ol' Glory. I was amazed/bedazzled/inspired and nearly passed out... Did I mention I was totally bedazzled???? SO what does any crafter do when inspiration strikes?? You run to your craft room and go with it!!!
I started out my stamping my blue field twice, first on the actual focal panel and then again on a piece of scrap paper. I cut the second one out to use as a mask. I placed the mask over my original blue field and used the chevron stamp to create my stripes, stamping over the masked area for continuity. And yes, I used a stamp positioner for this part, because spaced these just right is very tricky... and I am so not talented...
and the set that started it all... Work of Art
I love this set! When I first looked at it in the catalog, I was struggling for ideas... but now I am so hooked and can't wait to do more... rainbows... masculine cards... the possibilities are endless!
Stampin' Up - Night of Navy Card stock and Ink
Real Red - Card Stock and Ink
White Card stock - Georgia Pacific
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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