Rustic Chevrons

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time with the Divas!  In addition to the hop, there's a new inspiration challenge to play along with for another way to win a prize.

I'm the first stop on the hop today, so grab a treat and let's get to it!



This month's challenge is Chic Chevrons... you can use the inspiration pic or not, we just want to see get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation.


My concept for the card was masculine and rustic.  I stumbled across some book paper in my stash and just new I wanted to stamp the chevrons from Borderline across it, so I did.  First the outline, then the solid in alternating colors (soft sky and lucky limeade).  I also recently got a magnetic platform for my Big Shot and I love, love, love it!  And boy did I have fun with the Banner Bundle Die Set.  To make the banners, I layered two sets of nested dies together and ran them through the machine.  The magnetic platform kept the dies from shifting and I was so excited to see little frames and inner pieces that I could stagger for a fishtail look.  Squeal!  A little picket fence distress stain pulls in the whitewashed wood grain feel from the photo.

The sentiment is from Purely Sentimental and I stamped it inside the chevron classy label from Unto Us, then layered onto a Classy Label die cut from crumb cake, then added some striped ribbon and sequin stars to finish things off.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Next up on the hop is Amy!


1. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

Enabler's List
Stamps: BorderlinePurely SentimentalUnto Us (Verve)
Paper: First Edition DSP, crumb cake (SU!)
Ink: black, soft sky, lucky limeade (SU!), Picket Fence Distress Stain (Ranger), black pen
Accessories:  Banner Bundle Die SetClassy Label Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), striped ribbon (SU!), sequin stars, rhinestones

46 comments

  1. I love how you stamped the chevrons over the text. Perfect Father's Day card Julee!

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  2. Your banners are so fun, Julee! Perfect masculine card!

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  3. Wonderful Father's Day card! Love how you added the chevrons to the background and to the sentiment panel!

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  4. The stamping over the text is genius! Love the little banners - I might use this card as inspiration for my father's card! Love it!

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the design and colors.

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  6. Fabulous card Julie, I love this design. Great masculine card.

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  7. Great card! Love how you did the banners.

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  8. This is amazing Julie, I love the flags!

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  9. Such a fun card, Julee!! Love the way you created the chevron background and the layered banner dies are amazing. Fabulous as always!!

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  10. Love the card! What an awesome challenge!

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  11. love love love...what you did with those Banners die...sweet!!

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  12. Wow, this is a great masculine card. Wonderful layers. The colors are fab. Great job.

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  13. Great card! I love my magnetic platform too!

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  14. Beautiful, I really like the background you created!

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  15. Love the Borderline chevrons, they are perfect over the text.

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  16. Love everything about your card! Perfect male card!

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  17. Love those banners. The whole card is awesome.

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  18. What a fantastic blokey card. I love the way you have used the Banner bundle die set.

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  19. I love your masculine card! Stunning!

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  20. Your card is so gorgeous. I love how you stamped on book paper. I just bought a used book to use that newsprint.

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  21. What a fabulous masculine card, Julee ... love those stamped chevrons and there's so much dimension from the banners! Anita :)

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  22. Such a cute card! I love all of the layered banners!

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  23. Awesome card and I
    like the way you did
    the pop up details
    on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Some awesome chevron work! Love the dies and the great colors. Wonderful Father's day card.

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  25. Did a double take on the banners! Very cool!

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  26. How clever to use the chevrons over the printed paper! Great Father's Day card!

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  27. Fun card! I love how you layered the banners.

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  28. I love the banner idea. I also think Picket Fence stain is the best invention.

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  29. I love what you did with the banner bundle and the stamped chevrons.

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  30. Love the way the banner ends are staggered and pop out for depth. The chevrons on the paper are a great idea. thanks for sharing.

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  31. Oooo . . . what a great Father's Day card! I didn't realize that the solid and outline chevrons from that set can work together!! Oh, the possibilities.

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  32. I love those dimensional banners...great card.

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  33. Oh this is pretty! I just love Verve Blog Hops! TFS!
    kReN

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  34. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the layers!

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  35. What a cool design! I love the double layered pennants!

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  36. I like the masculine look you achieved.

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  37. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  38. Super cute card - love the banners.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  39. LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!

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