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Welcome back to another Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Penny is hosting this week’s challenge, and she has chosen a Clean & Simple with a theme of butterflies.

WWC76 Penny's CAS butterflies

Now, we’re aware that every challenge site has different requirements for ‘Clean & Simple’ (CAS), so I thought I’d add the definition that we at the Watercooler Wednesday use:

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.

So – with that definition in mind, here is the card I created:

WWC CAS butterflies

I do find ‘clean & simple’ to be a challenge! Some times, more than others 😉

This time, I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped using the Watercolour Wings stamp set.  I used Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie inks for the butterfly wings, then stamped  the body and antennae in Smoky Slate ink.  I created a mask for the butterfly by die cutting the butterfly outline from Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot and the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I put die cut over the stamped butterfly, then inked up the sun image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Daffodil Delight, and stamped it on top of the mask.  So the sun rays actually look like they’re behind the butterfly, even though I stamped them last!  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Kinda Eclectic in Calypso Coral ink in the bottom right corner of the panel, then attached it to a Calypso Coral cardstock base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Very clean & simple, I think!  I can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge – I’ll be looking for your card!

Before you start, be sure to check out the rest of the Watercooler Artists projects, then link up your card.

If  you’d like to purchase any of the supplies I used for this card, you can click on my name below, to go directly to my online store.

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 stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project; whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - 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 stamp and create with me! :) If you're in Canada, you can Join My Team as a SU! demonstrator. If you're in the Great Vancouver area, you're welcome to join my classes - we always have fun!

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