Sunday, November 10, 2013

Core'dinations Patchwork Challenge

Hi hard core croppers,

It's getting down to the wire so getting my last challenges posted. I am submitting this card for Gail Linder's challenge to create a patchwork background. 

As soon as I read this challenge I thought of a hexigon punch that I haven't used in a while but one that creates some really cool designs. So, here is the card I made.
 I had such a hard time deciding on the card stock to use for this project as every stack that I have has such amazing coordinating colors. Finally I just said to myself.."OK, that's enough, it's going to be these four".  After the card was constructed I was very pleased with the combination. 
 The base was cut from shattered black (4 3/4" x 6 3/4"). The final card size is 5" x 7". I turned the black piece over, put on the scoreboard and scored all four sides at 1/8". I turned right side up and sanded to reveal the score lines. The colored card stock was put into 3 Sizzix and 1 Cuttlebug embossing folders, sanded and 4 chevrons punched from each color. I edged each chevron with black soot distress ink. I glued the chevrons onto the black base and then tied pewter metallic thread through the holes in tiny gray pearl buttons. Before adding the buttons to the panel I glued it to the base card stock.  
The sentiment was stamped on a piece of the base card stock, trimmed and popped onto the front. 
I will say this card took a good amount of time due to all the piecing of the chevrons but it was really a pleasure for me to do...kinda like putting a puzzle together :)   

Supplies Used:
Core'dinations shattered black 
Core'dinations TH kraft pack
Gina K pure luxury - moonlit fog
Emagination super giant chevron punch
TH Distress ink - black soot
Archival black ink
On The Surface -pewter metallic thread
Sizzix embossing folders
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Fraycheck - Dritz
Glass Garden Beads - tiny buttons
Core'dinations sanding block, dust cloth 


  1. Wow - I love this! I use chevron all the time but NEVER have I thought of turning it on it's side like that - LOL! Thanks so much for playing along!

    1. Thank you; this was so much fun and a great challenge.

  2. Amazing card! Love all your creations!

  3. Fabulous card and I can imagine that it took some time to do !

  4. ooh, love this beauty too! Gorgeousness! :)