Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Striped Sunshine

Here’s my card for the current Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge. At first, I wasn’t sure what to do with the sketch, but once I saw the sketch’s slanted lines as rays of sunshine, my card came together quickly.

You Are My Sunshine-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps
So that the card didn’t get too busy, I kept the color scheme to just two colors—yellow and orange. I alternated the colors and mixed up the patterns to add interest. Once the pieces were all in place, I stamped the “you are my sunshine” sentiment from the Half Pint Heroes set across the bottom in black ink. My original plan was to use orange ink, but when I tested it out with my stamp positioner panel, the orange got lost in the patterns, so I went with black instead.

 I used Scor Tape to attach a pair of die cut felt clouds to the top of the panel, covering my not so neat work at the top of the card where all the pieces come together. Sneaky, right? The panel is matted on a piece of orange cardstock, then layered on a yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Half Pint Heroes stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Lemon Tart and Orange Zest cardstock, Lemon Tart and Orange Zest patterned papers (Papertrey Ink); cloud dies (Lil’ Inker Designs); white felt (Michaels)


  1. Lori - this is super! I love the bright, cheerful colours - the perfect antidote to all the snow around my house! Lovely mix of patterns and I do like the felt clouds. Sunshine indeed! Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  2. What a fun and bright card. Love your felt clouds.

  3. What a lovely bright card for the sketch Lori! I can feel the hot sunshine!

  4. Beautiful card, love the colour combo and clever clouds :)

  5. So, so pretty Lori - I love the sunshine feel - particularly on a cold wet day :-)
    Thanks for your continued support of the Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge - we appreciate it!

  6. I just love your patchwork sunshine. It really warms the heart even on a miserable day like we had today !!!


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