Monday, April 23, 2012

Viva la Verve April - Week 4

I did it! It's nice to be able to set some goals and complete them! I'd been wanting to participate in this challenge for a while, but since it's a month long thing, it always seemed to get overcome by other things that were happening. This was the month I decided I was just going to do it, and I'm really glad I did.

This sketch was another puzzler for me. I stared at it for a long time before I started working on it. It's also one of those cards that takes on a life of its own. I had a very different card envisioned when I started, but some of the things I wanted to do didn't work out the way I thought they would, so this was one of those 'Plan B' cards.

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I tend to think of cards in general as more for girls than guys, so for me a masculine card has to really look masculine/neutral, and I think this fits the bill.

To create those chevrons I cut squares, and then cut them in half diagonally. Then I decided how wide I wanted the thickness to be and, using the corner of a piece of paper, traced the corner of the paper to use as a guide for the cut out. Once I had a chevron I liked I used that as a guide in cutting down the other pieces.

The patterned papers I used are from a retired collection called Bliss. One of the papers has stripes, so I cut it down into strips and then used those to cover the chevron pieces (which I had made from kraft). I adhered only the center portion of those chevrons to the base piece of paper and then I stitched across with my sewing machine.

The sentimentis another of my favorite verses: Philippians 1:6. Really a pretty simple card to put together. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Bliss Level 2 Papers, Chocolate and Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Verve Philippians 1:6 Plain Jane
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Bonding Memories Adhesive, Dimensional Foam Tape, Sewing Machine.


  1. wow this card is FABULOUS....i love how you did the pattern and stitched on the card....That verse is so beautiful...I love this card.

  2. OHHH! LOVING those arrows! Great card:)

    heck out this post---


  3. VERY cool chevron treatment! Thanks for the written tutorial! And thanks for answering our dare this month!! Woohoo!

  4. fabulous card! Luv the stitching & design of the card! :_)

  5. this is adorable, I luv how you did the sentiment in the triangle shape....sweet!

    enjoy *~*

  6. Gorgeous card Miriam~beautiful design.