Most of us watch trends in some form or other. We enjoy wearing new clothes in an up-to-date style, we pay attention to trends when decorating our homes, trends in music and media and there are even trends in our speech patterns that change as years go by.The same is true with crafting, we often enjoy following trends as well. Just like in life, the key to trends in crafting is to pay attention to trends and incorporate the ones that work well with your style. Trends are fun for new ideas and inspiration but staying true to what you love makes the most sense.
Today my card incorporates a couple of trends I've been enamoured with lately. I love chevrons and shaped dies and they are both hot crafting trends right now. A challenge is only fun if there is lots of participation so the trend I'm going to challenge to play with is the shaped dies trend. It's so hot that pretty much every crafter owns a die cut machine these days and I can't wait to see all your ideas for using them. They are addicting and I know in seeing your designs, I'm probably not going to be able to resist addding a few more to my stash.
Chevrons are so much fun to incorporate into projects but they can be a little tricky to cut out. That's the beauty of the MFT Stamps Cheveron Stripe Die. It cuts them out quickly and perfectly. I've cut these chevron strips from a pad of 6x6 patterned paper from Studio Calico.
As this die comes with two sizes in one die, you can use the larger chevrons or the smaller or combine them to make a pattern like I've done here.
I wanted to add some stamping to this design but wanted to keep it subtle and not take away from the die cutting. This stamp set by Basic Grey from Hero Arts gave me the solution. The sentiment is stamped and then punched to create an accent. Did you notice the canvas banner strip? That's also created with a stamp. Using one of the Ranger Archival Ink pads I stamped onto some sticky back canvas and then cut it out. A few easy embellishments finish off the design.
Thanks for joining me for this World Cardmaking Day challenge. I hope you're enjoying lots of creative time this weekend!
It's time to get your trend on - this challenge is to use a trendy shape such as the chevron, hexagon, triangle, etc on your project. You can use a die to cut that shape or even freehand it if you don't have a die. Go for it - we are excited to see what you create using a trendy shape! Once you have completed this challenge please be certain to link directly to that specific project in our WCMD Challenge Blog Candy post!
Once you have completed this challenge be certain to post a comment, as well as a link to your project, in our WCMD Challenge Blog Candy post! Please be certain to link directly to each project when uploading your link.
What is your current favorite trend?
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