Thursday, December 29, 2011

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Stripe-tastic!


Today's card is inspired by Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger image this week (scroll down).  Isn't it fab?  I love the stripes and the combination of colors.

And here is the card that I came up with.  It is more of a literal translation using the same color palette as the photo trigger, but I mixed up the stripes a bit by adding the ever-trendy chevron pattern.  Because I wanted the chevrons to be the focus of the card, I chose a simple sentiment.  Celebrate is perfect for the upcoming New Year and would be equally fantastic as a birthday card. 
Paper is from Bazzill Basics, die cut sentiment is from my craft stash.  Finished card size is 4 1/4"x5 1/2"
I had planned on making a chevron card from the beginning, but I didn't quite know how I was going to put it together.  As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a chevron tutorial as I was doing some blog reading earlier today.  Jennifer McGuire posted a video tutorial on Studio Calico's blog today.  Yay for me!  Yay for you!

This tutorial is fantastic!  I ended up using this exact technique to make the chevrons on my card.  Because I wanted my chevron to cover the entire card, I cut each paper strip 1/2" wide, adhered them to two 6"x6" pieces of paper, and cut my completed stripes into 1" strips.  I had enough to make two cards.
Tuesday Trigger image
Thanks for stopping by today!  Come again soon!

-Amanda

11 comments:

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Oooh, I really like this! I love the width of the chevrons. Great take on the trigger! I'm now a new follower!

Cath said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laura B. said...

love, love, love your card!!! Congrats on the Tuesday Trigger!!

Nancy said...

Very clever and great tutorial, thank you, like the idea of the computer generated sentiments too.

cheiron said...

Wow! Your chevrons came out perfect...congrats on the TT.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congrats! I love your Chevrons. They made a very pretty take on the TT.

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty card - love the chevrons! Congrats on being a Tuesday Trigger!!

Lacie Root said...

Awesome take on the trigger. I love the chevron design and it looks so complicated yet simple.

Trinh said...

Fabulous take on the Trigger; love those chevrons, Amanda! Congrats for being chosen as a Target!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

What a great card! Love the chevrons . Contests on the TT target honons!

Alicia said...

Love the card. :) Just my style... congrats on the win over at Moxie Fab World!