Saturday, February 16, 2013

Zig Zag your cards!

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Card Making Party!  My challenge for you is to make cards using Zig Zag elements (or more properly known as Chevrons).  There's many ways to spice up your cards with chevrons  - Stamps, Scissors, Rulers, or even Paper. 
 
My sample card uses a Hero Arts Chevron background stamp and I colored in between each chevron with red, white, and blue Inktense pencils.  It will be an Any Hero card:
 
Those chevrons really make a bold statement!  I also created more cards with chevrons in yesterday's post, if you want to check them out.
 
Now it's your turn!  Make a card using a zig zag element and post it below.
I'm also giving away blog candy to a randomly chosen comment, which is a 6x6 SEI paper pad and matching embellishments:
Zig that zag, ladies!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!
 
 
 


78 comments:

  1. I love your card, Erika! I actually own that Hero Arts stamp, too, but I'm not sure I have your patience to color in the lines different colors. It turned out great though for a bold Any Hero card!

    Thanks so much for being a hostess for the VCMP!

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  2. I like your tske on this card. Very eyecatching. I was working with some chevron paper earlier this morning but I was using the other "quiet" side of the paper.

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  3. I received a new embossing folder in the mail yesterday .. a chevron one! I'm hoping to put it to use sometime this weekend

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  4. What a great way to start the VCMP! I love the idea of coloring between the lines...it makes such a bold statement. I am sure that any hero will love to receive this card. Great work!

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  5. Bold is definitely the word! Love it. You really starting the VCMP making a statement. I'm up for this challenge! Love the chevron look!

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  6. Awesome coloring between the lines! Love the bold look!

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  7. I have that stamp and love it myself - great for masculine cards!

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  8. Gotta go pick up my kiddo then I'll be back to play!

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  9. Great idea to add the color to the stamp and the results are terrific. Bold and beautiful! I have a Chevron die I bought not too long ago and this will be a perfect way to use it for the first time. Thanks for being a host on today's VCMP!

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  10. Chevrons are so much fun! Your card is wonderful (such a great job with the colors!) Thanks so much for the challenge!

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  11. Your card is so bright and bold. I love the intense, patriotic colors.

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  12. I love chevrons and really enjoy virtual card making parties - really gets the imagination going. I like the way you used the stamp using inktense - they are so vibrant. I don't think to use them with stamps like that - thanks for the idea.

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  13. Just love the simplicity, but beauty of your card. Great use of the stamp!

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  14. Great card! The zig zag really adds a lot of zip!

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  15. Great any Hero Card -- the colored chevrons are a great idea. Love the patriotic colors. I'll have to get busy on my card. Thanks for being a hosts on today's VCMP and for the chance at some blog candy.

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  16. Chevrons are so trendy--I see them everywhere! I'm going to the craft room to see what I have that will fit the challenge.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Hi Erika, thanks for hosting the first VCMP challenge! Your card has so much bold color and movement; it rocks! I'm going upstairs to look for zigzags!

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  18. I love your chevrons and the ones you made yesterday too. You gave me some great ideas to CASE. :) I have the perfect paper for today's challenge.

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  19. That is a great card. Love the patriotic colors. I need to pull out my chevron folder and go get some Inktense pencils. :-) April

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  20. I have some zig zag papers that I have never used cause I just wasn't sure what to do with them (double sided so I have used the quiet side). Your card is lovely, I think I will make some Hero cards this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Bold and beautiful design! Love the chevron trend...will have to see what I can find in my craft-room Thanks for getting the party started with a great challenge!

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  22. Awesome challenge!! Love your card and I can't believe you COLORED all of those chevrons. WOW.
    Jen
    jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Love the coloring! I don't have stamps or dies, but your coloring gave me an idea and inspiration!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  24. How fun, thanks for a great challenge and inspiration! I'm off to get busy =)
    gonestampin(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for a chance to win your prize!

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  25. Thanks very much for hosting this challenge, Erika. I love the way you colored in the chevrons.

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  26. Erika,

    Thanks for the inspiration to use a paper that had stumped me up until now. And, thanks for offering blog candy. :)
    cards(dot)by(dot)sybrina(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Such patience to do all that coloring. The most I've managed has been three or four rows. :)

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  28. Great card! Love how you colored in each chevron. All that work really paid off.

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  29. Wow! That coloring is awesome! It looks like patterned paper. Great job!

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  30. That's a card any Hero will love! This is a little out of my comfort zone--good opportunity to try something different for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. I just purchased a Zig Zag embossing set from Lifestyle Crafts. I can't wait to play along!

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  32. Chevrons are so versatile. Thanks for starting off the Virtual Card Making Party with them. Liked your coloring pencil technique.

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  33. Very nice patriotic card. One lucky service person will be so happy to get this card.

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  34. Great challenge!I love your card it shows how careful you are to the details.

    This is the first VCMP that I have been able to join and im having a blast! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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  35. The card is beautiful. It looks like an blanket that my MIL crocheted for my son.

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  36. The card is beautiful. It looks like an blanket that my MIL crocheted for my son.

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  37. Zig Zags are awesome and so is your card! I just received my OWH stamp for the back of my cards and this will give me one more reason to be able to justify the need for that chevron die! thanks!
    Lyn

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  38. This will be a fun one. :) Chevron patterns are always so wild and happy! Way to start us off with a bang! I love your card and sentiment!!!

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  39. What a wonderful hero card! I love the plain white star with all the business of the chevron pattern. So pretty!

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  40. wahoo! made it back & got this one done :-)

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  41. Love this challenge. Chevrons are a fun addition to a card. Great example with wonderful coloring!

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  42. Love the way you used the inktense pencils.

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  43. Your card inspired me to get out my chevron stamp and play along. Thanks!!

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  44. It's always nice to see how to re-design something we already have in our stash! Very creative using color between the chevron to achieve the wanted color scheme. Great card!

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  45. Thanks for a fun challenge - it was a tough one for me but I finally pulled something together!

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  46. Finally getting to use the chevron stamp I bought for a class and never used. Thanks for this challenge.

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  47. Excellent idea for a challenge- this is such a current trend! I'll play along when I get home. :)

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  48. Great challenge and Great card!! I love that HA stamp, my daughter has it. I CASEd Jan H's beautiful card. These challenges are so much fun!

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  49. Boy when you said challenge you meant it! lol. Whew! This challenge put my creative muscles through a workout. So glad I dug in and finished the card and the challenge. I love your patriotic color scheme, so cute! Please tell me more about the inktense pencils

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  50. Such a great challenge and I'm so pleased that I just happened to find it today!! I am so behind in life that I had no idea that OWH was hosting a party this weekend (and/or my Fibro Fogged) brain totally forgot!!

    I loved this challenge and was excited to see your wonderful card and to also play along!!

    Thanks for a great idea and challenge!!

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  51. Very creative use of this stamp, and you colored in the lines beautifully. Thanks for hosting this challenge and the blog candy.

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  52. I love your idea of coloring in between the lines of the chevron stamp. I am sure any hero would be more than glad to receive this most beautiful card.

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  53. I love how bold your card is. I noticed you said that you use your Cricut for almost every card. Is the "my Hero" on this card cut with your Cricut?

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  54. A great patriotic card. This challenge will help me get my mojo back. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. I made my first card for OWH today! Thanks for the chance to win.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  56. Great challenge - I have a chevron die that will work for this. I am really impressed with your patience in coloring in the chevron stamp! It came out beautifully and I love the sentiment cutout. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for hosting this challenge!

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  57. Bold and Beautiful Erika, just like our heroes! Love, love, love that you got color to your chevron by coloring it after you stamped it. Great idea... now why didn't I think of that? Thanks for being a hostess for the VCMP!

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  58. I love how bold and striking the colors are for your hero card.Thank you for sharing.I have the perfect chevron paper to match a mouse house image so will be combining your challenge with the creature one in #2.

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  59. Thanks for a super fun challenge! I'm all about chevrons lately, and I love making my own! Your patriotic card looks great, and that's some wonderful coloring you did too! NJ!

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  60. Great card - chevrons are definitely in these days! Although coloring them like you have would make me dizzy. ;-)

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  61. Love your bold, patriotic coloring on this zigzag stamp! I will have to go get some Inktense pencils as I'm a big lover of bold color too. I just love chevrons and zigzags and will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing this and for hosting a challenge on the VCMP!

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  62. Your card is stunning, love those chevrons. Thanks for a fun challenge.

    Linda

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  63. I'm away from my craft area this weekend, but am following along the VCMP and already have a bunch of cards to CASE. I love chevrons, so there's definitely lots of good inspiration here and on the links from other card makers. Some Hero is going to be very happy to get this.

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  64. This certainly was a challenge for me as I have no chevron anything to craft with ;) Great card and challenge idea, thank you !

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  65. I love the detail you put into your card, especially coloring in the red and blue. Thank you for a neat challenge. I'm still racking my brain a little on this one as I too have no chevron. :)

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  66. Wonderful challenge and I like how bold the Inktense pencils are.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  67. Vicki S - your cards are stunning!! (I couldn't leave a comment on your posts)
    Thank you everyone for the ideas, I have looked at them all and I am blown away by the creativity.
    I have to admit I got stuck on this one and had to give it a rest, but I now have "lots" of ideas now running through my head.
    I love these challenges

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  68. Still struggling with this one! Maybe I'll have a card to post later. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

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  69. thanks for the challenge!! I love zig zags for masculine cards!

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  70. I am having too much fun. The cards are so fun to look at and decide what to CASE.

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  71. stunning "Any Hero" Card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Thanks for hosting this challenge. I enjoyed your sample and loved using the chevron on a card.

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  73. This was the first time I joined OWH challenges it took me some tie but I loved it.Thanks for hosting.

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  74. Beautiful cards. I only wish i were half as good. Than you so much for hosting this challenge. I really enjoyed it.

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  75. Thanks for sharing. Loved the coloring you did on the chevron.

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