Friday, 17 February 2012

Find Out About Friday - How to make a Chevron Pattern with a Square Punch

When I was doing some research into upcoming crafting trends I noticed there were a lot of chevron patterns about so I thought I would have a little play and see if I could find an easy way to create this kind of pattern.  You can spend hours with rulers and set squares creating them but those of you who know me well will know that is really not my style and that I would want something much quicker and easier!

This card showcases what I have come up with. 

Chevron Pattern Birthday Card

So how is it done?  Well OK there is a big clue in the title - How to make a Chevron Pattern with a Square Punch!  So let me show you how I created this simplified version.
How to make a Chevorn Pattern Card

Take your square punch (or as in the first example the Postage Stamp Punch) and punch out some squares.  Cut each in half diagonally. Place the long side of some of the triangles along a straight line and then complete the pattern as shown below.
How to make a Chevron pattern with a Square Punch

I found when adding the chevrons to a card it was easiest to draw a line for the first row and use a wet glue as it gave me a little bit of wriggle room!  I let the triangles go off the side of the page and then when they were dry trimmed the edge of the card.

The papers used in the fist project are from the scrummy Tickets and Tags Simply Scrapping Kit (you will be seeing more of that tomorrow - this card just used some scraps!) and all the stamps are from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess Stamp Set.  If you would like to get a group of your friends and discover more simple techniques like this one  and possibly earn yourself this Stamp Set for free please email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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