Thursday, September 26, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch! Happy Birthday Chevrons

This is my second post today.
It's just a short scroll down for the Avery Elle blog hop!!

There's a great sketch today at CAS(E) this Sketch that will allow you to bring out your favorite border stamps or dies.


I settled on my new Peek-a-Boo Chevrons from My Favorite Things.

HB Chevrons

I was recently commenting on another blog about the difficulty of graphic cards.  My comment was about the need to be perfect on a graphic card - everything has to be lined up or it's noticeable.  Sure enough - there's something not perfectly straight on this and it bugs me (not quite enough to go to the work of cutting all of these again - although I do have the new magnetic Sizzix platform and it's awesome!!)  The yellow strip is leaning ever so slightly to the right.  I think if I took a ruler, I wouldn't have increments small enough to measure it - but my eye sees it!
I sure hope you have fun with this one!!  I look forward to seeing what you create!

I'm also submitting this to Simon Says Anything Goes.
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Summer Sun, Coastal Cabana
  • Ink: Memento black
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Chevrons, misc MME enamel dots

21 comments:

Debbie said...

I love your card! The colors, the chevrons, the sentiment. Well the whole thing just drew my eye. Your "leaning" chevron cracks me up as this happens to me all the time. I look at something and it's just a hair off this way or that way. Makes me crazy but I don't want to redo it either :-) I don't think anyone would have noticed on your card but you. It's great!

Jackie said...

Perfectly designed, love this cool graphic card!!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...Kim! This is fabulous the colors and how you die-cut its just perfect!

Bonnie said...

I would never have noticed a lean and really don't see it now. But then, I rarely have things positioned perfectly. I decided not to let it drive me crazy. Love these bright colors with the black! Stunning!

snappy scrappy said...

Fab...I'm like you...when I make something, my eye goes directly to every flaw...most people don't notice.

Leigh Penner said...

This is fabulous, Kim!

Lindsey said...

I think this turned out awesome, but I totally understand about something bugging you on a card...happens to me all the time. Love the bold colors you chose and this is my favorite interpretation of the sketch.

Amy Kolling said...

I love this Kim! I think it's perfect the way it's non symetrical......it adds character and looks great!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderfully sharp graphic design! And a little leaning can be a good thing.....just ask the Tower of Pisa! :)

Lesley said...

Love the pops of colour...your graphic card is amazing, Kim!

maria f. said...

Great graphic card. Think chevrons are going to be around for awhile still?

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a cool, graphic card, Kim ... brilliant colour palette ... and I wouldn't have seen a lean without you saying! Anita :)

Michelle said...

Oh.... such a crisp, clean, graphic card. Beautiful!

Deepti said...

Love the bright colors and graphic design :)

Bobby said...

When you said there was something wrong, I noticed it right away, but if you hadn't mentioned it, I would have thought you meant to do it. Either way, this is a fabulous card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Kim. Love your take on the sketch... the colors and candy dots are so cheerful.

Kim Heggins said...

Fun birthday card Kim....love that die!

Sam Simpson said...

This is fun a fun card! I just love the colours!!

laurelbeard said...

This is fantastic. One of my favorites. The layout, the design, the colors, the enamels.... Fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Laurel

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Quip1320 said...

I've got to say, this was one of my favs! I just love how you worked with the sketch and the card is AMAZING!!! I am so glad to know that the Sizzix magnetic platform is nice. It's on my list! Gorgeous card, Kim!!