Sunday, 20 January 2013

Well that was the dilemma I had this week when making my Studio 12 project .... went to print out my papers and embellishments only to find my printer telling me in no uncertain terms "NO way" . To say I then went in to crafting melt down was an understatement and had a headless chicken moment. Off I went to see what I had spirited away from  previous projects which turned out to be very little. So taking a deep breath finally came up with this ...

 My card is very simple with an embossed hearts background and using a grouped image I had previously made in Craft Artist using "All Sewn Up" embellishments from the Studio 12 Picknix collection. However the only paper I had left was several squares and I didn't want to just matt and layer them so, I turned them in to chevrons instead! They are so easy to make and I think look so effective.

Cut the papers in to smaller squares - mine were 2cm x 2cm. Then cut in half diagonally ....

Now plan out your chevron design and where possible don't match the design up ...!

I put the black bands on to add another layer and not for any other reason. With hindsight, I should of stitched the chevrons in place to match the sentiment ....

I am also entering my card in to the following challenges:

Less is more - friends
Card Crafters Circle - layers
Daring Card Makers - embossibilities
Totally Papercrafts - embossing
Little Red Wagon - repeated shapes
Pile It On - have a heart

This is a great way to use up your paper scraps, although slightly time consuming but isn't it great to try something different every now and then? So what will you do with your scraps today?

x x x

PS Don't forget you only have today left to enter the Polka Doodles BLOG HOP and all details can be found in the post below.


Claire said...

I love what you have done with this card, great embossing and design. Hugs, Claire x

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous card Louise. Love your design. Nicola x

Craftyanny said...

Love this Lou, great shapes and layout too
Anne x

Asha said...

This is your quilting genius in all its glory, Lou. With or without stitching, the card is magnificent. Love it to bits...get it ? LOL!

hugs, Asha

Connie said...

Beautiful card . . . thank you for the inspiration. It is time to get with starting my Valentine cards. I have a dear husband, a daughter, two granddaughters, a niece who's birthday is on Valentine's Day and a few special friends . . . that will be delighted with a handmade card. I better giddy-up and start getting with it. My hope is that my cards will be half as lovely as yours.
Have an artful day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)