Quick Cards: Chevron Edition
I have been a big fan of the chevron trend that has popped up in fashion, home decor and crafting over the last couple of years or so. I have become a little bit obsessed lately, so I thought I’d try to get it out of my system and show you how you can get the chevron look in your cardmaking.
One of my favorite ways involves a paper braiding technique I learned from Lisa Storms, one of my favorite paper crafting bloggers. You can learn more about the technique and see a great example of the technique here.
Using her technique, I made four of the braided strips, then lined them up and adhered them to a 4×6” piece of white cardstock. I trimmed off the excess (and then had to adhere a few of the ends so they would stay in place). I added that piece to the card base, then printed and punched my sentiment. I love how the braided paper gives the card a lot of dimension.
There are tons of products out there that can give you the chevron look, including patterned papers, ribbons, decorative tapes, stickers and stamps.
For this card, I cut a patterned transparency to 4¼ x5½” and attached it to the cardstock base with adhesive foam, those small sticky foam squares that help give your paper creations dimension. A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card off with a pop of color. (I am also currently obsessed with neon, so I used this ink from Hero Arts.)
To see more chevron products, check out this Pinterest board I curated of some of my favorites.
These were the easiest cards, because all I had to do was cut a 4×4” chevron backgrounds using my Silhouette electronic die-cutting tool and add printed “thank yous.”
While I don’t think I’ve gotten all of my chevron obsession out of my system, it was a lot of fun creating these cards. Which of your current obsessions would make for a great collection of cards? Let me know!