Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Introducing Background Basics: Chevron Stripes Day Four

So, it's day four of the Papertrey Ink Countdown and that means I get to share another day of Background Basics: Chevron Stripes with you today! That also means one more day till Background Basics: Chevron Stripes is available for purchase (April 15th at Papertrey Ink), yeah! I've been on a Enchanted Evening kick the last couple days. So today's samples feature a lot of navy, hope you don't mind... First up, I could not wait to pair Background Basics: Chevron Stripes with my other and very first Stamping Simply stamp set, Modern Basics! And once I did, this is what I came up with. I took a white card base and stamped it with a few rounded rectangles, from Modern Basics, to create a focal point. Stamped them in Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise and Enchanted Evening. Stamped a white cardstock strip with chevron stripes in the pattern of: 5 solid large stripes, 5 solid small stripes and repeat. Attached the stamped strip above and below the stamped Modern Basics focal point. Finished it off with a few Enchanted Evening buttons. Next up, more navy! Started by stamping the chevron stripe pattern onto white cardstock (pattern how-to below). Stamped a Labels Basics rectangle label in Enchanted Evening. A sentiment (from Think Big Sentiments #3 avail. April 15th) and a bird (from Grunge Me avail. April 15th) in Berry Sorbet. Attached a Berry Sorbet doily and an Enchanted Evening banner behind the label and attached all to the hand stamped chevron patterned cardstock. Trimmed the edge and then attached to the card base. Embellished with a fun and glittery button.
Here's another way to put these background stripes to use on your projects... Here's how: I started with two chevrons stripes attached to my acrylic block. Inked them up and stamped. I love my Stampin' Up! Grid Paper pad, not only does it keep my work space clean and ink free, but it helps me to keep border images straight. I can see through my acrylic block and line the ends of the background images up along the grid lines on the paper pad. Can you see how this is done in the photo above? For the next line I flipped the entire block around, so the bottom stripe was now the top stripe, and stamped again. Flipped again and stamped. Repeat.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's samples of Background Basics: Chevron Stripes.

Be sure to check out the rest of the happening for today. These Ladies have much more of their very own sets to share with you too...

Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!


Modern Hello:

Navy Hello Friend:


  1. Love your cards, and do you have to keep using your set "Modern Basics:? You just make me want it more!:-) (I love all the cards you did with it last month: WOW!)

  2. These look awesome together, Maile! Bold colors! love it! I will surely get this new set of chevron stripes and I'm also looking forward to combining them with the grunge stamps and the circles!
    Wishing you a lovely day!

  3. Two great cards! I love the way you used both of your stamp sets in designing the first card! :)

  4. Personally, I love navy blue anyway so bring it on! Love both cards!

  5. Wonderful what you have been creating with simple stripes....modern and fresh!

  6. Love this Maile! I love the splash of color you used on both cards.

  7. I am loving the chevrons. It amazes me how you are able to make seemingly impossible color combos work so perfectly together. Do you have a trick or just an eye for colors?

  8. Hi Maile,I have been looking your blog for a while,and follow all your works, and today I decided to write ...
    You´re my cardmaking idol hahaha & im totally your fan! hahaha
    I love it, because you work is so nice and soft, simple lines, nice colors... and make them beautiful cards.

  9. I really like the versatility you showed with the Chevron stamp set. And I don't mind using blue/navy blues, I have 2 boys! :)