Friday, April 12, 2013

Chevrons and Ombre!

Two of the hottest trends right now in the world of cardmaking and scrapbooking! are Chevron Stripes and Ombre!  I found chevron stripes in the most unexpected place…..on the Mother’s Day Kid Cards digital image set. (Cricut Craft Room) It was intended to be the base of the card, but I only wanted the chevrons, so I “hid” the perimeter outlining the stripes.  For each card below I used four different shades of the same color, starting with the darkest.  I wanted the card to have a clean and simple feel to it.
So my first card is in all blues….to give a tropical feel to it.  Perfect for a retirement maybe? I chose a silhouette for the image because I didn't want the chevrons competing with the main image. The palm tree came from the Create a CritterCartridge.....in case you wanted to know! ;)

I added rhinestones to the palm tree and sentiment.  Speaking of the sentiment, it is a sticker from SRM  Stickers.  (I adore their stickers!)
For a more rustic card, I chose shades of brown and this darling cowboy image from the  A Child’s Year Cartridge. 
I added a few rhinestones to his hat and spurs and some rustic twine tied in a knot.  Once again, the sentiment is by SRM  Stickers. 
Lastly, is my girly card in all shades of pink. I chose the stork image from the  Sugar & Spice Lite cartridge, and added a sticker flower to its neck with a bit of string.
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I am going to a spelling bee tonight for one of my 5th grade students.  He is a very special kid and I am excited to see him accomplish something that is really out of his comfort zone. 
The rest of the weekend will be crafting and celebrating my mom's birthday. :) 
What are you up to?
Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

These are each so different and fabulous. The colors and silhouettes you chose makes each one unique. Love all three of them.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Creative M said...

Beautiful cards!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Anonymous said...

I love it. So creative. From Blkintegritywoman on yahoo group cricut

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you made all the cards with the same basic elements and they all look different. The blue is my favorite, but love them all.

Tammy said...

You have done a lovely job on these cards. They do look clean and simple yet have great detail. I love your use of silhouettes on the chevrons.

JJ said...

These cards are FABULOUS and just the inspiration I was looking for!!! Love the use of the silhouettes!!!!

Dorlene Durham said...

Love that you used the black silhouette designs on these cards! I love all of them and may have to copy your idea.

Thanks for posting them!

byAnnette said...

Love Love Love These!
The Ombre Colors, Vertical Chevron Design, Black Silhouettes!
Fabulous ~*