Recently, through the Flickr Hero Arts site, I saw this post of a card using a technique creating chevron or zig-zag patterns from patterned paper. Jennifer McGuire has done an excellent video demonstrating this technique. You can find it here. I loved the look this created and wanted to give it a try. In all honesty, I had a heck of a time the first go-around. I didn't put enough adhesive on the paper that my strips were mounted on, so when I cut my final image, a LOT of my tiny strips fell off! I tried to glue it back together by finding the appropriate piece but got frustrated and threw it all away. The stubborness in me then took over and I decided that I was not going to let it get the best of me and gave it another try. I still had a few problems, but I was happy with the end result.
Here's how I did it:
Watch Jennifer's video to learn how to create the chevron pattern! Once mine was completed, I used my Fiskars Shape Template to cut out my heart. My cutter didn't actually go through all the paper, so I had to help it out a bit with my scissors.
My white background is white cardstock dry-embossed in my Cuttlebug. (See supply list below.) I glued this embossed piece onto a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock. I adhered my chevron heart to the background with 3D foam squares.
The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock cut into a banner shape. This was adhered with 3D foam squares as well.
I then shaped hearts out of thin copper wire and adhered them to the sentiment strip with a glue dot. Then the metallic "gems" were glued on to hide the glue dot.
All this was then adhered to a 5x7" card. (I don't know why it is, but I'm stuck on 5x7" for the vast majority of my cards. I guess I think the bigger the better!???) :D
Here's the supplies:
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