Have you noticed the hot chevron trend showing up on cards and layouts these days? Today Design Team Expert Susan Stringfellow shares a fun technique for creating large chevrons on your layouts. Read through her tips, tricks, and instructions for recreating this design.
Easy Chevron Design Using a Square Punch
There are so many fun ways to create a chevron design on your layout, but one of my favorite ways is simply using any square punch. For my layout, I used the new For the Record 2: "Documented" collection. Begin by punching squares and then cutting them in half diagonally to create triangles. Assemble the triangles as shown here to create a chevron zig zag design. This lined patterned paper ("Just my Type") really helps line up the rows nicely.
Create rows using contrasting patterned papers. Solids and smaller scale type prints work best.
Many quilting patterns are created using triangles in different configurations like the chevron design. Have fun moving your triangles around to see what kinds of designs you can come up with.
You can recreate this same design with any of the "b side" patterned papers (typically a smaller pattern on the back of the Echo Park Paper). Try bold designs combined with small patterns. Add ribbon in similar widths for an entirely new look.
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