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Wednesday’s Card: Clean & Simple Chevron

Hi All!

I hardly ever participate in online card challenges. I’m not sure why – maybe because I feel like I am not being original enough? Anyway, I decided to branch out and do the Hero Arts sketch challenge this week. Here is the sketch:

I chose the last sketch because I just got that Chevron stamp (shout-out to Laura – thank you!) and wanted to put it to good use:
CAS Chevron

CAS Chevron

I used masking to create the Chevron stripe. I actually used Eclipse Masking Tape, which I love. However, you could just use post-its and it would do the job. I added some Glossy Accents to the flowers for a little extra interest. I tried to keep it pretty clean – that in itself can be a challenge!!

Anyway, enjoy the video and have a great week!!










  1. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Brenda B

    Beautiful! Love how you created the clean lines with the masking tape.

  2. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 am


    Love this card. The shading is fabulous. I also just ordered this stamp and isn’t Eclipse the bomb.

  3. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Efrat S.

    Perfect! love this card.

  4. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Joan Van Leeuwen

    Darlene, Once again a wonderful card. I have been trying to order Eclipse for a month and it has always been unavailable–finally on Splitcoaststampers there are comments that Judikens no longer makes it. They recommended Post-it notes or Grafix Creative Plastic Films available at Art Supply stores like Aaron Brothers, and art section of Joanns and Michaels. Just thought I’d pass this on to you. Too bad. All comments about the Grafix are that it is an excellent product.

  5. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Michelle S

    I thought it was about time that I told you how much I look forward to Wednesday mornings when I can check out your newest card creation. I just love your style! All are great techniques are easy to do and turn out great each time. Thank you for continuing to feed my need view your latest cards.

  6. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 12:49 pm


    Thank u for another wonderful card & great video!!

  7. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 pm


    Ohhhhh!! finally I got the Internet back!! It was out for about 3 hours “due to repairs, our technitians are working extra hard to restore and fix the problem. We apologize for any inconvinience.” Sheeeeesh!! if it would have been any other day, I wouldn’t care to much but, IT WAS ON A WENESDAY!!!!! of all days. Don’t they know I’m anxiously waiting for your video?? Anyway, love your card. Love the blending of the colors, Darlne, you are amazing. I’ve been trying but I still can’t get the same awesome results. Oh well, practice makes perfect. I just have to keep on trying. This is a great card for a man, clean and simple. The sentiment can be exchanged for a Happy Birthday one.
    I again will be waiting for next wenesday and my server better be running or else!!

  8. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm


    Wonderful colours and model ! Thanxs for the share 🙂

  9. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 1:19 pm


    Darlene of all the crafters I watch on YouTube I cannot believe you wrote that you don’t believe you are original enough. 😮
    You are one of the most original artists on there.
    Don’t be hard on yourself, we all love your work.

  10. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Carol B

    How pretty and original that card is. You never fail to amaze me, you go for those challenges.

  11. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 4:20 pm


    I’m in a quandary. Just used your technique on a card. Turned out well and would like show it to you. Any ideas on how I go about that? Realize, first, I’m a techno-idiot.

  12. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 6:03 pm


    Thanks Darlene for another gorgeous card. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

  13. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Lillian R

    Thank You Darlene for another Great card. Love the colors you picked.
    You are an Inspiration, Just wish the days were LONGER. So much to do and so little time. Thanks again. Have to try this one…..

  14. wrote on August 23rd, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Cathy E

    Beautiful card! Love the CAS aspect – but looks so luxe

  15. wrote on August 25th, 2012 at 4:29 pm


    I am taking the lazy way out, because I am certain you can answer my question. What ink would you recommend for use on clear stamps. I remember reading someone’s recommendation somewhere way back when I first started out card making. Sometime I am not satisfied with a stamping of a clear stamp as not being crisp.

    Sorry if this is not the place to ask this.

    PS The CAS aspect of the card is very inspiring!

    • wrote on August 26th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      No problem Brenda. I address this on my FAQ’s page. Question #12.

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