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Hello again, and welcome to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

This week’s challenge WWC64 is CAS – Spring Theme, which is Clean and Simple design, with a Spring theme.


You don’t have to use the colours shown; those are just for ‘springy’ effect 🙂

Now, if you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time, you’ll know that CAS (Clean and Simple) is not my strength in card designs!  But I tried – this is what I came up with:

WWC64 CAS spring

Not too shabby, right?!  I started out with a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the sun from Kinda Eclectic in Daffodil Delight in the upper left hand corner.  I then stamped the branch from Choose Happiness twice; I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow to colour directly onto the stamp.  I then used my Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz markers to colour in the branches and leaves, after stamping.  (I have to say, I’m very sad that Choose Happiness is being retired; it’s one of my favourites, and I think I’m going to hang on to it for a while longer).

I inked up the sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set first in Versamark, then Soft Sky ink.  After stamping, I covered it in Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  It’s such a soft colour, it doesn’t stand out well, so I thought that the embossing would help.  To add a bit of depth, I did use a Blender Pen and Soft Sky ink to lightly shade around the branches – doing my best to stick to Clean & Simple!

To keep it clean and simple, I stayed with the Daffodil Delight cardstock for my card base, and added a panel of Soft Sky cardstock under the Whisper White, after first using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (also retiring *sniff*) on the bottom right hand corners.

I think I did okay – what do you think?  I’d love to read your comment, if you have time to leave one.  But do make time to check out the cards from the rest of the Watercooler Artists – they are great!  Then of course we’d love to have you link up your own card for the challenge; I get so much inspiration from seeing your cards!

Thanks for spending some time with me – 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! :)

5 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – CAS Spring

  1. As usual, you have done a maaaarrrhvelous (dahling) job! I love its simplicity, and cheerfulness! We have homes in KY and in FL, as well as friends whom we miss when we’re in the “other” state. This is definitely going to be one that I’ll be sending those “out-of-stater”s. Thank you so very, very much for sharing AND for giving your specific directions!
    Stampingly yours,

    1. Oh, you made my day with your comment, Jan! 🙂 I really appreciate you taking the time, especially as I feel that CAS is not my strong suit! Thanks, dahling! 😉

  2. Deb you’ve created a really beautiful CAS card this week. I love how you brought in the sun and just the hint of the leaves and the beautiful sentiment. It simply flows. Thanks for sharing all the directions too, I always really appreciate that.

    1. Thank you, Penny! I don’t know if I can part with my ‘Choose Happiness’ stamp set; I may have to wait a while before I decide! I’m so glad that we are getting some lovely spring – even summer like -weather here! 🙂

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