Trends. How long do they last? But I did it. Bought a chevron die. Oh my goodness. What fun. What possibilities. What a challenge (if you're good in spatial thinking -read: I'm not - you can do awesome things with this baby). Just check out JJ's blog.
Die cut a bunch of chevrons and then played around with them until I found a pattern I like. Tons of possibilities. Then, when you cut them into strips a whole nother (that's Michigan slang, BTW) world of possibilities presents itself.
I used the colors from this gorgeous photo board from The Play Date Cafe:
And this designer draft from Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:
And am loving the trend challenges like this one at Young Crafters Unite:
Here she is.
Looks kinda wonky, but I purposely stamped the sentiment in lilac AND light gray to give it a bit more weight. It doesn't look that "fuzzy" IRL... Notice how the twine guides your eye from the star down to the sentiment (thanks to Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World I now know that's called "movement/flow")?
And because I actually needed a retirement card for a friend (yeah, I'm that old - actually I'm not but I have friends who are!!!) and because I had plenty of chevrons ;). It needed to be more masculine so, more blue and vellum rather than twine.
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Paper: card base Buttinette, CS Papermania
Stamps: Kim Hughes CHF, sentiment Paper Smooches
Tools: dies MFT
Supplies happy happy everything:
Paper: card base Craft UK, CS Papermania, vellum
Stamps: Kim Hughes CHF, sentiment PTI
Ink: Versamagic, Versafine
Tools: dies MFT