After missing a couple of the Freshly Brewed Blog Hops, I'm pleased to be back to participate in this fun background technique - Chevron strip quilting.
This technique ties in nicely with the Stampin' Up! October promotion of
For my card today I decided to use the lovely Snowflake Splendor DSP. I love the variety of blues in this paper and felt that it would give exactly the effect I was looking for. I combined it with Silver Foil and Whisper White card.
I used Night of Navy ink to stamp the greeting, with the Stamping Off technique for the "Joy" so that it would be closer in colour to the background colours. These sentiments are from the "Peace & Joy" bundle on page 18 of the Handmade For You Catalogue. The Silver leaf motifs are from the "Forever Flourishing" dies and the snowflake is one of the small dies from "So Many Snowflakes" dies.
I've also added some Snowflake Adhesive Backed Sequins.
So how do you make the background?
For my card I cut 2cm wide strips from the Designer Series Paper and glued them diagonally on to a background of Whisper White card. The card stock measures 10cm x 14.4cm. You need to make 2 of these, with one being a mirror image of the other.
Then trim around the edge of the white card with scissors. When dry, cut into 2cm wide strips and arrange them alternately to form the Chevron pattern. You will have enough strips for 2 backgrounds.
You can create very different effects by altering the width of your strips, and where I have my strips butted together for the background, you can also place them slightly apart to have the base card showing through.
This is a fun technique and a good way to use up left over Designer Series Papers.
Let's see what the other designers have created with Designer Series Papers and this technique.