Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Acorns & Chevrons

Fall will be here soon! I hope...  sick of the heat and humidity here in Atlanta for sure! I thought these little acorns (a new image from IO) would make for a fun and quick fall card. Sorry for the absence in Blogland... we have had family in town from Germany and things of been busy in general! I also have done a major overhaul in my craft rooms! So stay tuned for pictures... It took about four days of moving, sorting, organizing... trying to decide what I needed to pass on and what I could not part with! My room was in dire need of a clean up! I've moved all my stamps in to one room and all craft supplies are in another room. I was afraid the husband was gonna call that Hoarders show on me! 
I started by stamping the acorn and sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. I left the circle in the Nestie and airbrushed a little E43 for the background. I added some piercing around the edge as well.
Quick to color, adding colors in layers and smoothing them out with the YR31. I used the Blender to lift a little color. 
Chevron patterns still seem to be a hot trend. I used My Favortite Thing's Chevron Die Cut to cut multiple chevron pieces. I used adhesive and arranged all the chevron pieces in a stacked pattern. After they were all glued then I cut a clean rectangle. I framed the chevron rectangle with a few small layers. Of course I managed to fit a little bow in there too! 


  1. Love the chevrons

  2. Hi Jenny ! Gorgeous & Rich card with the Chevron Dies ! Love the papers & colour you used, perfect for a 'manly' card :) I hear you on the re-oranizing your craft space. I'm limited to one room and so keep giving things away that I think I'll never use again. Wow an entire room of stamps ! Would love to see that collection :) Have a great day ! Shirley

  3. Wonderful fall card. Neat Chevron idea and your coloring is always so perfect.

  4. Love how you did the paper piercing and colored the acrons! Lovely card.

  5. A really wonderful card! I love your chevron pattern, it really compliments your stamping centerpiece. The Grateful script is so pretty and goes well with the acorn. Now that I see the tear drop circle die, I may have to get it - that was one I was going to pass on. :) To recap, great card, love everything about it! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.