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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

WWC60 - Marsha's CAS Birthday Challenge


It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this week Marsha is challenging us to create a CAS (clean and simple) birthday card.  I love clean and simple challenges.  It's fun to see how creative one can be, keeping it very simple.  


I decided to begin with a Whisper White base and from there added a layer of Marina Mist with the upper left and lower right corner cut using the Project Life Corner punch.  My next layer is the specialty Watercolor Paper.  I chose that because it's really one of the best papers on which to watercolor as well as do some heavy-duting sponging.

I cut the top left corner and bottom right corner of the Watercolor Paper using the Curvy Corner Trio punch.  Then I stamped the lovely curved bough of blossoms from the Timeless Love stamp set towards the lower right of the paper using the Archival Black ink.  To the left of that I stamped my sentiment from the Endless Birthdays stamp set using Versamark and clear embossing powder.  Once that was heat embossed, I knew my blossoms were dry and proceeded to watercolor them using Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight inks and my Aqua Painter.

While that dried, I cut a scrap piece of cardstock using my 2 3/4" Circle Framelit and used the negative circle space as my mask to sponge over the heat-embossed sentiment using Marina Mist ink and bring colour towards the bough of blossoms.  After sponging, I used my Aqua Painter to blend the colour and to pull it closer to the watercoloured blossoms.  After that I added two rhinestones and my card was done.


I hope you'll check out the cards created for this challenge by the other Watercooler Artists at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   I look forward to seeing your clean and simple birthday card linked up to our challenge this week.

I've also linked up my card to the "Less is More" Challenge from which I continue to be inspired.

And, finally, I've linked my card to the SUO Challenge since my bough of flowers is the closest thing to Spring in my life at the moment (go away, snow!)

22 comments:

  1. Lovely card, so well coloured !

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  2. What a very pretty image, and I love the Marina Mist shade of blue. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you, Esther. Marina Mist is one of our prettiest blues.

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  3. A pretty clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More.

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  4. Beautiful stamping and colouring and a perfect little scene for 'what's outside your window' Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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    1. Oh, Sarah, this is my dream of what should be outside my window. Instead, we've had snow a couple of times this week. I grew up in Victoria, BC and there, yes, this would be outside my window at this time of the year. I miss that!

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  5. Beautiful card, Heidi. I love the pinks against that lovely shade of sponged blue. Oh to have this as a view from my window!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  6. Heidi- this is CAS at it's best!! Love the colors and those gorgeous flowers :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

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  7. Beautiful colouring and this floral bouquet is so perfect for your spring project. So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

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  8. It is SO pretty with those colorful flowers...definitely says spring to me! Thanks for playing along with the Hello Spring theme this week on SUO Challenges!

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    1. Thanks so much, Connie. Pretty blossoms always say spring to me as well. Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  9. Beautiful card with such effective sharing with the marina mist. Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

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  10. It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
    This is a really sweet card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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