>> Thursday, April 5, 2012
Gingham and chevrons are so much fun to work with. They're timeless but trendy and always a great staple. I love the way chevrons more your eye through a design and gingham, well, I just can't get enough of it. I've actually been searching for black gingham shoes and a handbag to no avail. Sigh. But the Lily Bee Double Dutch collection has me falling for it's SIX different colors of gingham. It doesn't get much better than this!
The technique I've used here with the lovely gingham papers is what I call a folded chevron technique. I've had it spinning around in my head for quite a while now, hoping that it would work. It was so fun to have it turn out just as I'd envisioned. Each gingham chevron is made from a 2"x 12" strip of cardstock. I've made cuts at two inch intervals and then folded my chevron out of it. I love how it finishes the edges so nicely with the folded edges.
This is what it looks like folded. Just adhere it well on the reverse side and press those folds well. You don't have to stitch it but as I love to stitch, I just couldn't resist.
A couple more details...
ABC Cardstock Stickers: Double Dutch
Mixed Cardstock Stickers: Double Dutch
Index Journal Cards: Double Dutch
Bag of Bits: Double Dutch