Monday, April 9, 2012

Paper Players Color Challenge

I was super excited that my Bun in the Oven card was chosen as one of the Cut Above cards in last week's Paper Players Challenge.  This week they have a color challenge so I just had to join in the fun!  Here are the colors:

Paper Players Challenge # 90


These are just fabulous colors aren't they?
 
I've been seeing chevrons everywhere lately and I really thought these colors would look pretty with the chevron pattern.  I don't have any chevron stamps, dies or designer paper so I needed to figure out how to make them myself.  I only needed 3 supplies - paper trimmer, bone folder and scissors.

Here's my card:




Just in case you've been wanting to make chevrons, here are the step by step directions:

1.   Cut a strip of cardstock to 1" by 5.5".
2.   Score the 1 inch wide strip at 1/2 inch (straight down the middle)
3.   Flip strip to landscape and score at every 1/2 " until 5" (you'll have 2 rows of 1/2 inch squares)


4.  Cut triangles out to the middle score line along one edge


5.  Cut opposite triangles out on the opposite side.

That's it!  Really it wasn't too hard to do at all and I like the extra dimension that the score lines give to the pattern.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!   



Julie
The 36th AVENUE

15 comments:

Benzi said...

A big congrats, Julie. I'm not suprised your 'bun in the oven' card was a winner in the challenge.
It was so cute and creative.
So is this one. Love your chevrons and the score lines really add to them. Great job!

LeAnne said...

WOW--this is really cool! I thank you for showing us to make the chevrons...I don't have any punches or stamps either, so I might just have to try this! Thanks so much for playing with my Paper Players colors this week!

Playwriter said...

I really like this CAS design and I was happy to read your directions for the chevrons! Very effective!

Jenn Picard said...

This is fantastic! What a quick and clever way to create a chevron design. Thanks for joining us again at The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

This is fabulous Julie! Love the clean look and the addition of the score lines on the chevrons...so clever! Great way to feature the colors too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, I love this! THe clean design and those chic chevrons rock! Thank you for sharing the "how to" on your design, as well. Can't wait to try it out. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Gisela said...

I've been seeing chevrons everywhere too and want to buy the die cut but you idea is very clever. Your card looks very nice and clean. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Lesley said...

I had no clue how to make chevrons, thank you for sharing this cool technique!! Need to try it. Great card, love how you showcased the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players.

Heidi said...

Oh, my goodness!! What a striking card and yet so simple. Thanks for sharing the quick "how to" on making a chevron pattern. Loving the way you showcased the color combo in such a simple, but fun way!! SO glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your card, Julie! The score lines on the chevrons look amazing.

Benzi said...

Julie, it's me again...I just saw this challenge and thought you may like to make another chevron card and enter.
http://mypapersecret.blogspot.com/

I am very exciting about using your tutorial.

Tinabobina99 said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this great technique.

Bev Gomez said...

Oh Julie, I love that you gave instructions as I have been wondering how to do these. My little pea brain doesn't figure things out unless I see how it is done. I will have to case it and let you know as I am now following your blog. Happy stamping. What a lovely card. Hey I am trying to be gluten free also. We need to chat. Hugs,Bev

Bev Gomez said...

Hi Julie thanks for following me on my blog and I just jumped into the Chevron train and made my own so you will have to check mine out but I found another way to do it with DSP. Now the I got my feet wet I will have to try your way next. Thanks for the motivation girl. Are you going to convention? I am and will be a LNS reporter so look for me without the curls though. LOL!
Hugs,Bev

Wida said...

genius! going to try it for the embellish challenge :)