Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Keep Calm with Guest Designer Janice

Hi, everyone!  Janice here with a fun "on trend" card to show you.  :)  Bright neon colors mixed with the still very popular chevron stripe, makes for one super fun card! 

Isn't that fun? :)

To make the chevron strip that I placed on my card, I used the Scor-Buddy to score a 1" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock. 

 I went ahead and used a larger piece of cardstock to make it a bit easier to score but I only used the first 1" of the paper.  I scored at the 1/2" mark vertically at each 1/2" mark horizontally as shown in the pic below.

 I forgot to take a pic of how I drew the lines to create the chevron pattern (sorry!) but it was quite simple!  Take a ruler and draw a line from one corner of the squares created then up the other side to the corner of the square right next to it.  Do that for each set of side by side squares as shown in the picture above.  After I drew the pattern I colored it in and cut the excess cardstock off! Easy peasy!  ;) 

Next, I cut a 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white card stock and lightly scored it down the center at 2 3/4".

I then lined up the end of my lightly scored center line and one of the opposite corners of the piece and scored it.

Next, I scored at 1/2" intervals on both sides of the initial diagonal line as shown below.

Next, I turned the piece to the other corner and scored in the same way to that side.

The next step was to adhere my chevron strip and put my card together!

You can use this technique of making a scored grid to make bigger, wider chevron stripes for any project!  :)

My card uses a Hero Arts stamp for the greeting. I couldn't find the name of the set but on the package it says: Hero Arts CL650.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)

Janice :)


Robin said...

Super fun card!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Glennis said...

Love the bright colours

Loly Borda-Towery said...

thanks for the tutorial! Your scored lines look fabulous. TFS

Kristie Maynard said...

What a difference a little bit of scoring can make in a card. Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

Janeen said...

this is a great card. thank you for the step by step tutorial.

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous design work!

Shirley Flowers said...

Love Chevron pattern. Thanks for sharing, and the scored lines enhance the card so much.

Phyllis M said...

Very creative using the scoring as a background! I'm loving it!