Sunday, March 25, 2012

One-page Sketch #19

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the one-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

I don't know if they have a specific name (I like to call them banner strips) but I've been using the strips with the "v" cut on at the ends a lot lately! They are a great way to take a simple strip and give it more detail and interest and with little time and effort.

The are several ways to cut the little "v" on the ends:

• The most time consuming is measuring. I don't recommend this one but if you want them to be super perfect, go for it!

• The easiest and fastest is to just wing it and cut the ends with scissors.

• The next option is kind of like a compromise between measuring and freehand cutting it. Our creative team member Penny Grimsley mentioned folding the strip in half with a soft fold (not creating an actual crease down the middle) and then snipping a line along the soft fold.  A 1/4" to 1/2" should be enough. Then you can use the top of the snipped line as a guide and go from one corner to the top of that line. Repeat with the other corner.

• The last option (this one was shared with me yesterday during a class and it's definitely one that makes you think "Why didn't I think of that!") is to use a square punch and only use a corner of it to punch the "v".

We've got a week full of wonderful layouts so be sure to check back throughout the week! It's always nice to hear what our readers think of all the layouts and projects shared during the week!


Scrapthat said...

Love love love it!! I'm immediately gonna be all over this one! :D TFS

Allison Davis said...

Glad to hear that you like it! :)

Skrimp N Skrap said...

Great opportunity to use a number of different papers! Can't wait to try this one.