Chevron panel occasion card

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 10 Mar, 2017

Why not have a go at this chevron layout, it's easier than you think! By layering strips of Capsule Elements Wood paper, you can create a striking and rustic design that creates a different outcome each time. This technique and is also great for scrapbook layouts and backgrounds, and you can make it as simple or as intricate as you like.

1. Select five contrasting 12 x 12" Capsule Elements Wood papers and trim four 2cm strips from each. Cut two 17cm squares of cardstock and cover them with an adhesive roller. Position paper strips diagonally in the centre. 

2. Add strips either side to make a diagonal striped pattern. Once entirely covered, trim the excess paper and put aside for the next step. Repeat the whole process with the second 17cm square, going in the opposite direction.

3. Put the sheets side-by-side to form a V shape. You can rotate and test which side the composition will look best; just make sure the pattern matches up evenly when the panels are next to each other.

4. Use a trimmer or a pair of scissors to cut both squares into eight strips of 2cm. Discard the extra 1cm strip. Match the strips, taking one from each square alternately and making up the chevron pattern.

5. Once you are happy with the pattern, adhere the pieces onto a large sheet of cardstock. When fixed firmly, neatly cut them out, following the zigzag edge. Trim the bottom straight to fit with the card front.

Project and how-to instructions by Camila Bertolini. Project originally published in the docrafts March/April 2017 Creativity Essentials Catalogue.

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