Hello Chevrons

Hey again. I’m currently en route to London – hoping for an easy, breezy trip with Jacob. The 90 minute trip to London should feel like nothing compared to the 12 hour solo trip to California that I’m used to doing!


More embossing paste fun today. Truth is, this card did not turn out how I wanted. I am going to share it anyway, and hope for any suggestions on how to improve what happened. I used this Avery Elle die to create the chevron border, which I then used as my stencil.

I wanted an ombre effect of chevrons along the top – I colored white paste with various shades of yellow & orange re-inkers. By the time I got to the darkest row of chevrons on the right, the stencil would no longer lay flat against the cardstock, thanks to the previous chevrons. So, I didn’t get the crisp lines on the last row. I’m not sure if I could have done anything to prevent this, but after many failed attempts, this was the best one, so I’m just accepting it and moving on!

This is another one for Virginia’s View Stencil challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by – I really appreciate each & every visit from you guys.

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  1. says

    What a cool card and I love the warm colors! I am afraid I don’t have any stencil advice to give as my bottle of embossing past remains tucked in a drawer unopened, so brava to you for trying out the technique. I wonder if the paper absorbed moisture from the paste and that caused it to warp. Anyway, LOVE your card- it’s fabulous!

  2. says

    Love the gradient effect! It truly is tricky to get the paste’s texture right some time, but then again, you can say that this is the rustic approach that you were going for (wink!)Beautiful idea and design, Rachel! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia’s View Challenge! Have fun in London!