Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC64 – Spring CAS – Bridal Showers

WWC64 – Spring CAS


Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Today…Heidi has brought us a CAS (clean & simple) Challenge with Spring as the theme.  Perfect for the weather we are having here in Southern Oregon.  Look out the window and inspiration is there to be found.   Of course if you live in Denver, CO this week…..that might be a tiny bit harder.


When it comes to CAS it’s hard to think how this creation could be any simpler.  Stamp, stamp, stamp (in one clear ink), sprinkle a little powder and heat.  No extra colors, no lists of tools.  Okay, truth to tell…I did use one punch and two dimensionals.  But if your hand is steadier than mine you might not need those.  Of course having a little bit of contrast in height for the sentiment does add a little something without taking away from the simplicity.

And did you notice?  I reversed the usual color proportions.  Instead of a white card base with color ink.  I went color base with white images.  Or gold…or you could use black or whatever other color of embossing powder you prefer.  It’s the layout and design itself that makes it CAS.

While I have this card marked for a Bridal Shower really it would work just as well for a Birthday, Graduation or other occasion.  Especially if you have other sentiment stamps to substitute.

You’ll see I have two different versions.  If you don’t mind leaving a comment I’d love to know which you prefer.  The White or the Gold embossing.  The rest is the same.

Spring – A Bridal Shower in White

(as always click the pictures to see larger images)

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC64 - Spring CAS Challenge - Jean's White Bridal Shower Card

and for an alternative….

Spring – A Bridal Shower in Gold

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC64 - CAS Challenge - Jean's Gold Bridal Shower Card

Always fun trying to get the color shots to match up from one card to another isn’t it?   Truly…both card bases are Mint Macaron.  It’s just the color adjustment software that isn’t quite convinced.  Must be the gold that throws it off.


Stamps: Best Thoughts (Hostess Set from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog)

Inks: Versamark

Paper: Mint Macaron

Punches: Extra Large Oval (retiring)

Tools & Adhesives:  Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder or White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals.

Cost: 25¢ per card – envelope extra (assuming you have all the materials on hand)


Hard to believe you can put together such a lovely full size card for so little cost isn’t it.  Saves the real money for a bridal shower or birthday gift.

Another simple element in this card that you might notice.  I used images from one simple stamp set.  I’m quite sad that this lovely hostess stamp set will be retiring very, very soon.   If you find you can’t live without it I’d be happy to help you place an order that will qualify you for the set.  Or if you have your own demonstrator already I’m sure they will do the same.

I’ll be back in the future with a slightly stepped up version for this simple card.  Just using a Mint Macaron layer on top of a Whisper White card base would add a bit more presence to the card.  Add a faint background image, a punched corner with the Trio corner punch and maybe a bit of gold metallic thread looped under the raised sentiment and away you go.


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Spring CAS contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks color challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team color challenge entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I really hope you will add your own creations this week.  Really…a CAS challenge is an easy one.  And for most of us…Spring is all around to fill you full of creative ideas.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jean Fitch in pink






9 Responses

  1. Lovely use of embossing – i love this card

    • Thanks for the kind comment. As you can tell…I’m a fan of embossing too. I’m still trying to decide if I like the white or the gold better. Gold is easier to use and more forgiving if you forget to use the embossing buddy but I love the white on the Mint Macaron.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jean, simple, classy, each card is lovely. TFS

  3. This stamp set is so lovely as the sole focus on your cards, Jean. Not seeing it IRL makes it difficult to choose. I’d pick the white based on the photos, but I always love gold embossing and know I’d probably pick that if I could touch them. Thanks for showing us how an extremely simple design can be effective.

  4. Cute card. Love the White Embossed look. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Both lovely. My personal fav would be the white. Having said that, for a special occasion such as a 50th wedding anniversary the gold would win. P.S. Missing you on SC…..

  6. Hi Jean, I started a thread on SC called, “where’s Jean Fitch” We miss you on there. Please come back! ♥

  7. Jean this is such a beautiful card with it’s simple flower and sentiment. I like that you swapped out the usual white background for the Mint Macaroon, and my favourite is the white embossed version, although I’m sure the gold is perfect too. There’s just something about the white that really strikes the CAS for me. Thanks for all your informtion too, it’s always a pleasure not only to look at your wonderful creations, but to share your knowledge of card making.

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