Monday, March 25, 2013

You're My Sunshine

Just a clean and simple feeling card, but it was a surprising amount of work!  *LOL*

The sentiment is from SP & Company's Rain Boots.  I stamped it in Memento's Tuxedo Black and then added a little Irock gem to do the i.  

The cool chevron is from their set Chevron Chase.  This was the tricky part.  The stamp is a decent size and I wanted small sections so I could do this rainbow effect. I cut a couple masks and started trying to do this, and I was having tons of trouble.  Even though it's a clear stamp when it was inked up I was having a hard time seeing through the extra inked lines and I kept stamping very close, but not close enough to avoid parts of my lines getting cut off by the masks.  With each line so close together it's tricky stuff.

So, I decided to be REALLY brave and very carefully cut the stamp so that I could work with 4 rows at a time.  It worked!  When I cut it I went VERY slowly because I was cutting each little jagged spot.

I used the Stampin' Up ink colors: Real Red, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yello, Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue, and Perfect Plum.

Thanks for visiting!



Susie Craft Happy! said...

Super cute! Very clean and elegant!


Naomi Edwards said...

Love your CAS card Amber!!! It may be called Clean and simply but I know it wasn't that simple to do with all those different colored chevrons!!! You rock!!! hugs

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The rainbow effect with the chevrons looks amazing...well worth the effort!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Angi Barrs said...

Love the beautiful colors!

cuilliesocks said...

Very simple but striking card, lovely, kate x

Jayne said...

Stunning card Amber.It may have taken time but it really looks great.Glad to see you blogging again.I do call by but don't always have time to comment but just wanted to say how much I love the variation of all your projects.
Jayne x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great work! Love the chevron! Carri~Abusybee

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, very nice card!
Sherrie K

Missy said...

Oh wow, this is incredible....I love the rainbow effect you created. Sounds like it was tedious, but it so paid off!!

Norma said...

WOW! Amber super beautiful simple card! I love the different colors and I know what you mean sometimes this simple cards can take more time, it happens to me:) Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening!!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Ohhh, I love your rainbow-coloured chevrons!! What a creative way to spread cheer!

Michele said...

Ohhh stunning and a lot of patience with this one!! Looks so great! I am loving chevrons so much right now!