Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy, Leafy and Chevrony

Okay, chevrony is not a word but it could be. ;) When I saw Moxie Fab World's Chevron Chic Challenge, I wished I had bought Maile Belles' Chevron Stripes stamp set. Since I don't have it, I had to use her Modern Basics set. It worked perfectly when I realized that stitching into the centres and points of the leaves makes a chevron pattern! I used my go-to colours of the moment to make this clean and simple birthday card. After stamping, I stitched the chevron patterns with thread to match the yellow and turquoise inks, and rounded one corner to finish. I love how this turned out and I think I'll be making a few more of these to give away as a set!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Papertrey Ink Modern Basics; SU Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise & Summer Sun inks; Gutermann yellow & turquoise thread; sewing machine; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

45 comments:

Jocelyn said...

WOW, Emily! Your thinking-outside-of-the-box just blows me away! Love the colors, love the CAS design, love the stitching! That stitching is so straight and perfect...I would be a nervous wreck doing it! :)

Maile Belles said...

Love that you turned Modern Basics into chevron stripes! So creative and I just love it!

Janna Werner said...

super funky retro card, Emily! Hugs :D

olga said...

your card is perfect! love the pattern design and the way you played with the colors!

Lynn said...

The colors just pop off the page, Emily! This would be a great card set...so versatile!

lotte chew said...

wow~ great stamping technique and great colors!! love it :D

Helle said...

wow, i love it! the colors POP and the design is awsome!

Karen B. said...

I think this is a winner with its fresh colors and awesome idea!

Isha said...

Stunning creative creation Emily.TFS

Brenda said...

Ok, you really are awesomely creative! I love this design, the stitchng is just genius!

Jen W. said...

I agree with Jocelyn and Karen - your thinking outside the box is always amazing and I too predict a winner! This card is chevrony fabulousness! :)

Karin said...

Hi Emily, I took a break from blog visits last week, so I'm looking forward to what I missed at your blog :) This is so creative! Love the color combo and the amzing chevronniness is way cool!

Angela said...

Chevrony indeed! Your crafting precision and patience knows no bounds -- no way could I ever stitch such perfect chevrons. Love it!

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh you are so creative and I love what you did here.
Hugs
Carol x

Meg said...

Very cool chevrons--very impressive stitching! Love that color combo, too.

Kary said...

Hi Emily - this is an awesome card!! Love the absolutely creative idea of using the leaves. Fab stitching too!! Take care & have a Lovely day!!
{{hugs}}

Cristina said...

Hee. The beginning of your post sounds a lot like mine for this challenge. Love what you came up with, though! So bright and fresh, and as always, you're a genius a floss/twine.

Lindsey said...

This is so much more fun and creative than using a ready-made chevron! Great spring colour combo, too. Fab card!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the colors, LOVE the stitching!!! Awesome card!!! (=

lynn said...

this would be awesome without the stitching, but the added stitching
makes it you, emily:) so creative!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Awesome card love the stitching details!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, how super CUTE are these!!! I love em! and the chevron-created stitching is fabulous :D

BabyBokChoy said...

the colors are uber cool and amazing and the stitching, wow, what fabby details!

Tiffany said...

Love the fun, colorful patterns on this leaf print! Great stitching!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love everything about this, Emily! :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow! How creative and resourceful you are! Love it, Emily!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What a an amazing card--love your out of the box thinking! SOOOOO fabulous! YOU ROCK!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful stitching and such a great idea to zig-zag the stitch, Emily!

Pauline said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! I LOVE that stitching, the threads are beautiful! Gorgeous card, CAS, but with so much detail, you rocked it!!

mustavcoffee said...

Well again I'm blown away by your creativity, clever old thing. No chevrons, no problem, fantastic interpretation and very attractive card, I love it, Hugs :0)

Emily Keaton said...

Your transformation of the modern basic design into a chevron pattern is extremely clever, Emily! Great colors and a wonderful CAS design. Love it!

Trinh said...

Wow, this is fantastic, Emily! Love the colors & how you created your own chevrons. SO creative!

Glenda J said...

So creative! This is brilliant.... a winner for sure!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, I luuuuuv it! Great job on the colors and the matching sewing, this works really really well together!!! Such a perfect card!!!! If you need an addy to send it to - you have mine, hi hi!!! ;-)
Wishing you all the best, hope you enjoyed your long weekend!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cheryl said...

AWESOME! I love the clean design, fabulous colors and fun stitching.

Monika Wright said...

a fabulous card with so many unique techniques!

Julie Hoffman said...

Awesome, fun, and creative! Love this!

Lisa said...

You are certainly clever! I love this- the stitching is wonderful and just pulls it all together. Really like those colors together- very fresh!

Laura B. said...

love your chevrony stitches!!

lostinpaper said...

AMAZing!!! Such a clever idea, I love it!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous! love this set, gotta get it, too! =) love your stitched chevron pattern. super card, Emily!

Gwen said...

Woooooowwww! Amazingly creative. You completely rocked this challenge!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is beautiful and I love the stitching!

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Michele said...

wow, wow, wow, amazing, unique, wonderful!