Tuesday, August 30, 2011
How To Tuesday
First things first, I have a winner to announce from last week's "Guest Designer" giveaway. Thank you all so much for your comments. And the lucky winner is ...
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Design team member Samantha Sibbet shares a fun technique with us today to create your own chevron or zig zag design. Here's what Samantha had to say ..."Everywhere I look these days I see fabulous chevron and zig zag patterns from sweet summer dresses to the coziest quilts. I thought I would give it go with paper and make it into a "How To " while I was at it!"
First, cut your patterned paper into 3/4" x 12" strips. Cut black cardstock into 1" x 12" strips. Adhere the patterned paper down the middle of the black cardstock.
Before I made the two cuts in my strip as shown in the photo, I marked the strips at 4" and 4 1/2" inches. I made a 45 degree angle cut between the 4" mark and 4 1/2" inch mark. Repeat at the 8" mark.
After making the two cuts, I removed the center strip piece and made a v.
Before gluing my strips down to my cardstock base, I drew a vertical line with a pencil. This is where I want my zig zag to meet. I glued the left side down and made sure it was even with my pencil line, any stragglers were sliced off with a craft knife.
I matched up the other side of strips and erased my pencil line.
I put the edge of my lay out under a guillotine cutter and trimmed off any excess paper strips.
Pebbles supplies used:
Floral Lane My Darling (751126)
Floral Lane Smile Everyday (751123)
Floral Lane Warm Thoughts (751117)
Floral Lane A Little Hello (751118)
Floral Lane ABC Pink (732053)
The Mr. & Mrs. ABC Black (732039)
Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Button (American Crafts)