Wednesday, July 13, 2016
WWC76 - Penny's Clean & Simple Butterflies
Welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This week Penny has given us a Clean & Simple (CAS) Challenge with a theme of Butterflies. Since there are many ways to interpret what Clean & Simple is, the team of Watercooler Artists have decided to clarify our interpretation of Clean & Simple:
Rules for our Clean & Simple Challenges:
Either a single layer upon which we stamp or a base with a single layer upon which we stamp. Since we use embellishments for any other type of card, no embellishments or die-cuts or anything except the simplicity of stamping for the "clean & simple". That gives a clear reason for its name. And what is simpler than stamping? That will allow heat embossing since, if one decides to use a colour, heat embossing would show better than simple stamping. But no embossing folder embossing. Clean and simple.
Cardstock - stamps - ink - that's pretty much it. What I like about this, is that it shows it is possible to create beautiful cards with just the basics. Here's what I did:
I chose to go with just a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. This CS is amazing. It's heavy enough to stand on it's own and it stamps beautifully. I have even watercoloured on it. For the butterfly image, which is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, I inked it up with the new Calypso Coral Ombre stamp pad. This stamp pad gives you various shades of one colour, from light to dark. It does work better with a larger image, but I still like the little bit of colour variance on these. You can see it better in this close-up:
To give a bit more interest, I used the little dots stamp from Timeless Textures with Peekaboo Peach, one of the new InColors.
The sentiment is also from Butterfly basics, and I did something different with it.
Instead of using ink, I coloured the stamp with the Gold Wink of Stella pen. It gives it a bit of sparkle.
And that's it! Clean & Simple!
Now it's your turn to give it a try. Visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog and check out what the other Watercooler Artists have come up with, then link your creation.
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