Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WWC102 - Libby's Clean and Simple Challenge

Hi Stampers!  Christmas is over and the month of January is zipping by.  If you're like me you're thinking of making some Valentine's cards in time for this next big occasion, but haven't quite started. 

If so,  Libby's Clean and Simple Challenge WWC102 at Watercooler Wednesday may give you some added inspiration and fire up your creative juices. Her clean and simple theme is LOVE in Red and White.

Here's how to play along with the Watercooler Wednesday Clean & Simple Challenge. Our rules have just been updated, but they're simple to follow.
  • Show lots of open space
  • Use minimal layers
  • Use minimal die cuts
  • Use minimal embellishments.  
  • If you're not sure what to make, look at the samples created by the Watercooler Artists, they're sure to give you some clues and inspiration. Make sure you link your card or project up by Monday January 23rd, 5:00pm Mountain Time.   And, above all else, have fun stamping and creating!

Here's My Card:
Initially when I pulled out my Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stocks I was planning to make a Valentine's Day card for this challenge.  However,  I also needed an anniversary card for a wonderful couple who were married on Valentine's day so changed up my plans and instead created an Anniversary   card:

Instead of using heart images for this card I decided to incorporate the flowers from the Oh So Succulent Stamp set, and I think this was a good choice.  The flower shapes are beautiful and look good as single stamped images instead of two-stepped stamping.  All in all I'm happy with how this card turned out. Here's a view of the inside of the card:
Stamp Sets:  Oh So Succulent, Jar of Love
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Trimmer, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Adhesive
#142992 Oh So Succulent Stamp set
I really like how these flowers turned outSometimes  you really have to look at the stamps in a set and think of other ways of using them.  In this case I liked the large flower images and can visualize them in different colours, not just in the colours of succulents.  

I also really like the Jar of Love stamp set, which is where this "love" sentiment comes from.  The bold script captures your attention right away and ties in with the more delicate flowers.  
#141587 Jar of Love 37 Photopolymer stamps

Just a thought, but an alternative way of creating this card front, if you wanted to step it up would be to stamp the panel of flowers on vellum instead of the Whisper White card stock.  You could also  add more of a pop of colour by using a sponge dauber to colour in the flowers on the reverse of the vellum, and then adhering the floral panel to the card front. 

Thanks for dropping by.  I'd love to hear what you think of this anniversary card and how I've used the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  Remember there are lots of ideas on the WWC102 - Libby's Clean and Simple Color Challenge for even more inspiration. 

Happy Stamping!
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