Thanks for joining us again for the 2013-14 Artisan Design Team's weekly blog hop. It is such an honor to be creating alongside these talented ladies. Their creativity never ceases to amaze me. So, just as a recap...each month Stampin' Up! sends each member of the Design Team a huge box of goodies for us to feature in our weekly blog hop. The new Chevron Border punch wasn't exactly at the top of my wish list, but once I got my hands on it, I couldn't put it down. I LOVE IT!
Who would have thought that you could make an interlocking lattice border with the Chevron Border Punch? I am still amazed at how simple this is to do and it was my idea. LOL! But to try and explain it without showing you...well that would just be too difficult...so I did a quick video to show you how. The video is at the bottom of this post, so be sure to check it out.
But first, let me give you a few more details about this card. Start with a standard Very Vanilla Card Base and layer on some Modern Day DSP. It is difficult to tell from the pictures, but I paper-pleated the bottom portion of the card. To create the pleats, score the DSP at 1", 1.75", 2", 2.75", 3", 3.75", 4", 4.75" continuing the pattern until you reach the end of the 12" strip. Then accordian fold it and place it along the bottom edge of the card. Then add the lattice border strip. Stamp the greeting with the "Forever With You" stamp set using Jet Black StazOn ink and cut it out with the coordinating Window Frames Framelit Die. Cut two additional pieces out of Daffodil Delight cardstock and layer it behind the greeting. Create a small flower using a punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes and add a small pearl for the flower center. That's all there is to it. I know you are going to have fun with this new technique, so give it a try and let me know what you think.
Now, here is the video tutorial. After you have finished watching, be sure to head on over to see the amazing projects that the other Artisans have in store for you.