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Hello again stamping friend!  Welcome back to Watercooler Wednesday challenges 🙂

This week Marsha has chosen awesome challenge that will take you no time at all to whip together – Clean & Simple Birthday theme:


Actually, Clean & Simple does take me a bit of extra time, because it’s not really ‘my style’.  This time I think I did pretty well!

WWC60 CAS birthday

In this card I’ve combined the Balloon Celebrations set from the Occasions catalogue with a couple of Sale-A-Bration items – the Metallic Glitter Tape and the Perfect Pairings stamp set.

I have to admit – I just love the Balloon Celebrations set!  I’ve certainly been getting my money’s worth from this set, I’ve been using it a lot!  I started with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the small and large balloons in Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate inks.  The stippling for the balloons was then stamped in the same colours as the balloons.  I like the effect of the balloons floating up the side of the card 🙂  I then stamped the sentiment on the bottom right side in Pool Party ink from the Perfect Pairings stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate onto a small piece of Whisper White in Smoky Slate ink, and the one end punched using the Banner Triple Punch.

I added a strip of the Metallic Glitter Tape in Silver down the right side of the card front, then added the sentiment on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole card front panel was added to the Pool Party cardstock base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So there it is – I think I managed to keep it pretty Clean & Simple! 🙂  I’d love to read any comment you’d like to leave –  please let me know what you think of my card, and how you’re enjoying the challenges!  Is there a particular kind of challenge you like best?

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll  head over to the Watercooler Wednesday challenges page and see the fabulous cards the rest of the design team have made.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own stamping.

Until next time -happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Clean & Simple Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

    1. Thanks, Susan! I always appreciate a vote of confidence on CAS cards – especially from you, as you do them so well! 🙂

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