Chevron Surprise

We have one last guest post from Vanessa Menhorn today – she’s brought us some incredible inspiration this month. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Vanessa.

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Hello again! It’s Vanessa Menhorn with my last projects on the My Favorite Things blog. I am thankful that I had the chance to share my cards here, so the two cards I am showing you today are “thank you” cards.

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay from Lisa Johnson Designs.

For the first card, I used the Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics and the Scribble Roses Die-namics. I started with a panel of watercolor paper and inked the middle portion with Distress Inks and flipped on some water droplets from a brush. Then I die cut the rose bases from it. On top, I adhered the overlays that I die cut from white card stock. It is very difficult to see in the photo, but I stamped and heat-embossed “thanks” from the Encouraging Words set onto the bottom left portion of the panel before attaching it to the card. Next I added the roses using foam tape and some leaves that I had die cut from the white card stock. The card was finished off with some clear sequins.

I have to admit that it took some time to assemble the second card, but I like how it turned out:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics.

Here I wanted to showcase the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics. I masked stripes on a panel of watercolor paper and inked them to create a rainbow. Then I removed the masks and die cut the Cover-Up. Next I die cut the Cover-Up twice from black card stock. I adhered the inked panel to the card and then I layered the chevrons before adhering them, always assembling two black chevrons first with an inked one on top. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from You Have My Heart onto a strip of black card stock and adhered it. To finish the card off, I added sequins matching the colors of the stripes.

Phew. I honestly couldn’t stop myself from creating more projects. If you liked my cards, I would be so pleased if you would hop to my blog to find more detailed photos of these cards plus extra projects I made with the amazing My Favorite Things August Release. Thank you for your sweet comments and thanks again to the lovely folks from My Favorite Things for having me! I enjoyed it immensely!

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  • Gloria Morris

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    Thank you from the bottom of my heart Vanessa …. love your creations.

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  • JaninTucson

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    LOVE those roses!

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  • Janet Castle

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    Love the design work with this die!!!
    Paper Hugs,

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  • Nora

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    These are STUNNING!!! LOVE the pink watercolor on the first one and the fun technique you used on the second!!

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  • Larissa Heskett

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    WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Cards!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs and Colors!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  • Diane

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    Two more fabulous cards from Vanessa! The chevron card is amazing!!!

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