Thursday, January 30, 2014

It's a Chevron Birthday Challenge!

I was so happy to see that our new challenge at Seize The Birthday Challenge has a Toppings option to use CHEVRONS!

 Remember that the Topping is optional, so if you're not in a Toppings mood, the choice is yours!  An "Anything Goes" Birthday is just fine.  We just hope you'll play along!

There are so many directions to go, using chevrons.  So I looked to Pinterest for a few ideas...looking for something a little out of the ordinary.  THIS fascinating iPhone case was the photo that kept pulling my back.  Go ahead.  Click over and take a look.  Just promise you'll come right back!

Here's my take on a fun chevron birthday card.  Sponging and stamping!

 I'm very pleased with the final results.  But, I have to admit...this card took sooooo long to create.  I had sponged the panel and started to create chevrons with a handmade stencil.  Well, I'll spare you the details.   But, that homemade stencil was NOT the way to go!   I sponged a new panel and started over, using this distressed chevron stamp from Close To My Heart.  Much better results.  Trust me!

I hope you'll join me and my super-talented team mates at Seize The Birthday for this chevron "Toppings" challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list ~
Card stock: whisper white (SU) white (PTI)
Ink: fired brick, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, antique linen, peacock feathers (distress inks my Ranger), smokey gray, onyx black (Versafine)
Stamps: in the background flair (Close To My Heart), signature greetings (PTI)
Other: blender tool and foam pads (Ranger)


  1. I love your inspiration for this card. Isn't Pinterest great! I'm there more than I need to be. I love the beautiful colors on your card and, of course, those great chevrons!

  2. Beautiful card Susie. I love your sponged colors with the stamped chevrons. Very creative.

  3. Ahhh, what a beauty, Susie! Love all the chevrons and the pretty colors! Have a great weekend, hugs!

  4. I love the sponging of those bright and cheery colours. Looks great with all those chevrons!

  5. Sounds like a lot of effort and re-dos went into this card....but it was worth it! It's wonderful!!!

  6. Beautiful card, Susie! Love the colors and sponging!

  7. This came out amazing! I love it!

  8. Such a striking card! Love the colourful background. Fabulous!


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