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Tuesday T&T Shakin' Chevron!

I have been dying to use the new Cover-A-Card Chevron stamps.  For this card I used on Thin Chevron.  Below is how I did that 'shakin' background and the rest of the story too!!


Main Images:

  1. Pumpkin Stack was stamped with StazOn Saddle Brown on natural cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Alcohol inks or dye ink pads can be used too.
  2. The image was trimmed on the inside and outside as shown.
  3. The Bare Tree Die was put through the Cuttlebug with dark brown cardstock and attached down the trunk with double sided tape to the main image.


  1. CAC Wood Grain was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch.   Thin Chevron was stamped going north and south with Memento Bamboo Leaves on the Wood Grain as shown. 
  2. Another Thin Chevron was stamped with Memento Bamboo going east and west as shown.


Sentiment, Embellishment, & Assembly:

  1. The sentiment from Social Greetings 2 was stamped with Memento Tangelo on white cardstock.  Fiskars Deckle scissors were used to trim around it as a rectangle.  The edges were roughed with a scissors edge.  Memento Toffee Crunch was used around the edges with a sponge dauber.  It was attached to the trunk of the die cut tree with a gold craft pin.
  2. The first background with Wood Grain and Thin Chevron was used as the trim for the single stamped Thin Chevron as shown.
  3. The Thin Chevron was mounted with lines going north and south.  I thought that was more Halloween and in line with the sentiment.  That was mounted on the same color dark brown I used for the tree.
  4. The Pumpkin Stack with "What's Shakin'" was mounted using 3D pop dots. (I even use the left over edges from the 3D pop dots.  They were perfect for the frame.)
  5. Viva Decor Bronze Glitter Liner Pen was used for the eyes of the pumpkins and the sentiment 'dots'.   Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used here and there on the leaves and tree!

P1040162Inside Card:

  1. Leftover Thin Chevron and the leaves from inside the image were used for the left hand side of the card.
  2. Supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I did the card.  If you have questions please feel free to email me.  Below is the information for our next challenge day after tomorrow!

Yellow And Gray Challenge Details

This Thursday, August 16, we start our Yellow And Gray Challenge.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is next Wednesday, August 22, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format thumbnail format at the end of the August 16 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using
  • Players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on August 23.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the blog page.

Join int the fun and create your card using all IO stamps, then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the August 16 post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the stamps, their DT posts, and more card samples in our on-line store!

Hope to see you all at the next challenge!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!