Hello fellow paper crafters! I know it’s been awhile since I last posted anything but I have been super busy working on some fun and super cute upcoming designs from Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life. I’d like to share with you a few cards that I created using the new Mini Chevron Background Die Set. I have to be honest, when I first received this die, I was a bit intimidated. This die is so intricate that I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to use it properly. However, once I ran it through my diecut machine, ideas started coming to me and I realized that this die wasn’t going to be as difficult as it looked. I absolutely LOVE it.
A little tip: If you use this die, because it is so intricate, don’t forget to use some adhesive sheets (I use the Sizzix Adhesive Sheets) before you diecut. It will save you a ton of time and heartache trying to add your own adhesive later.
For my first card, I simply ran the die through my machine three times in different colors (black, white and gold). I then kept the entire black diecut background together and pieced in the black, gold and white chevron strips in a repetitive pattern. I then added my bees and beehive that I stamped, colored & fussy cut using the hive4bees stamp set. It honestly was really easy.
For my second card, I diecut the Mini Chevron Background in white and added it to some black cardstock. I then added a flower using the flowerpower2fill stamp set and coordinating dies. I then added a leaf border strip from the Sizzix Friends Forever Step-ups Card Die Set.
Lastly, I used the background die to create an “ocean” look by once again piecing back a few of the chevron blue strips that were left after my first run through my diecutting machine. I stamped, colored and diecut the whale using the whale2stamp stamp set and coordinating dies. I added a few cute little red hearts from the Grid Hearts Die Set.
I used my Copic sketch markers to color everything in all of my cards today. Also, just for today only, this Mini Chevron Background Die is available on The Stamps of Life website for a very low flash sale price!
I will be playing along and entering some of these cards into the following challenges:
|Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #227 “Make Your Mark”|
|Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “The Color of Love”|
|House of Cards February Challenge: Love Theme and/or Colors|
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