No being in a round mood, I went for the square sketch. There were two things I wanted to accomplish . . .
1) I wanted to try out a new technique . . . chevron stripes. I had seen the technique featured a few places over the years. Recently a few paper crafters on a board on Stamp Nation had been talking about it, so I had to give it a shot; and
2) I wanted to do something masculine.
I was looking for masculine paper and stripes (for my chevron stripes)! Imaginisce had a fabulous line called Bon Voyage that had been calling me. I chose that one stripe paper (which had a stamp print on the bottom), three coordinating colors of cardstock and a package of the stickers to embellish. Using the sketch above, here is my design:
Now . . . you might be saying that I missed an element of the sketch. But the real element I wanted to showcase was my chevron stripes which make up that top panel. It was created by cutting diagonal strips in two different directions, and then adhering those to a scrap of paper. I love the look!
And here is a view from another angle. The paper has a glossy embossed coating, which really makes the design pop!
I wanted to finish up the job by using the remaining paper and stickers to make up some additional masculine cards. This first one has a pop up airplane on the inside (see second photo).
|When closed, the airplane covers the sentiment . . . and then moves as you open/close the card.|
So with three sheets of cardstock, one sheet of double-sided paper, and a package of dimensional stickers . . . job done! I can't wait to try the technique using another striped paper, and I'm glad that I accomplished some masculine cards (which are not always easy for me to create).
I will be checking in on Wednesday or Thursday with my progress on my PR Project! Stay tuned.