Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winnie & Walter: V for cheVron

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Wow, it's the last day already for Winnie & Walter's fourth release. This set is probably my favorite, and one that will need to be pried out of my hands at some point ... V for cheVron. Such a cute name! For this post I've stuck with the large chevron that you've already seen me use a couple times this week, but there are actually about ten other cute chevron stamps included in the set. One of those is an outline stamp for the large chevron.


It's meant to be an actual outline (like how it is on the chevron under the sentiment). But if you offset the outline and stamp it between the chevrons, you end up with lines in the middle of the chevrons. It gives the design a little more weight, and I think in this instance, makes the card look a little more masculine. 


This card shows the large chevron tilted horizontally on one side. To extend the lines to the ends of the card, I stamped the sides of the chevron again. This leaves you with the subtle triangle shapes at the ends. The patterned paper is Studio Calico Sundrifter, and the sequins are a sweet gift from Winnie & Walter (thanks, guys!) The word "beautiful" can be found in the The Big, the Bold, and Seasons set from this release.


There are SO MANY ways to use this large chevron stamp. Another idea is to overlap them. I've just done it once here, but how neat would it be to do this multiple times, or use multiple colors? The words are from this release as well, and are generic enough to be used for birthday, graduation, moving, whatever you're sending warm wishes for.


I used an exacto to cut the inside portion of the design out, so the background paper would show through. You could make a set of these so quickly, as the stamping takes minutes. How fun to use different colored chevrons and patterned papers.

Well, that's a wrap, folks! There are more amazing projects from owners Julie and Shay on the Winnie & Walter blog. Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin are our shining guest stars for this release, and there's a ton more inspiration on the personal blogs of our Talent:

Joni Andaya | Lea Lawson | Mayuri | Vanessa Menhorn | Gayatri Murali | Heather Pulvirenti | Laura Sterckx
  
ALL FOUR of the stamp sets and coordinating cut files are up for grabs on the comment-to-win post (you've got until July 24th to be eligible). Then on July 25th, all the sets will be available on the Winnie & Walter site.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

19 comments:

  1. Wowza! I love all the graphic goodness in this post! Very cool stuff, Kelly:) Hope you and your boys are having a great summer!

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  2. These are great! I'm loving that big old chevron, that last card with the cut outs is my favorite. So cool.

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  3. These are all so darn CREATIVE!! Great use of these awesome stamps!!

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  4. Yeah, these are 'out of this world' AWESOME!!! Love, love, love!

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  5. Marvelous designs Kelly! I love the black lines you added to the first and the notches on the last!

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  6. Kelly, these are all brilliant. Cutting out the center and edges.............brilliant. I love them ALL.

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  7. OMG! I knew you would rock this set! I am geometrically challenged and I am so in awe of your creations!

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  8. love this! out of this world cute!

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  9. Now that's the Kelly I know and love - using a stamp set in unexpected ways. That last card is so creative.

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  10. Fantastic!! Oh Kelly, you're such an enabler, lol! You'll be next on my 'blame' list when I can't control myself and HAVE to get new stamps! ; ) Love how you've used this set. Am very much looking forward to release day! Love these. Bev

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  11. You are so clever!!! I love how you used these stamps in different ways and especially love the last one with the cut outs.....its perfection!

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  12. These are so much fun! Need to head over and check out all the new goodies.

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  13. And here I am trying to be disciplined about not ordering any new goodies for a while!! Kelly, I've so enjoyed seeing what you've done with the W&W new release ... and particularly these chevrons. LOVE the cut out card ... sooooo cool and gorgeously graphic! Anita :)

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  14. I love all these cards you are making with these chevrons. So graphic and cool--a really versatile set.

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  15. Holy cow! I love this design! Do you have a graphic arts background? This is so unique. Love it!

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