Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC106 – Heidi’s CAS with Sparkle Challenge!

Posted: 16 Nov 2016 05:00 AM PST

WWC106 – Heidi’s Clean & Simple with Sparkle Challenge


Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 What girl doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?  I’m not generally a sparkly type gal though I do have a drawer full of rhinestones to craft with and I do love Clean and Simple with such a fun theme.  Once again I looked on my desk and found a variety of scraps and leftover bits and bobs.  Gotta love it when even extra card bases are right there waiting to be used.  Just had to add the embossing folders and viola!  Done!  Good thing too, because the majority of my crafting studio is still packed up as I play round robin in moving three rooms around in my house.

I do wish the sparkle showed up better in the photos. There really is a lot there in the hexagon embossed and shimmer sprayed piece and the dragonfly that I covered with Wink of Stella. Good thing I put some rhinestones on right?  Otherwise I might have been tossed from the sparkle part of the challenge this week. {grin}  I was pleasantly surprised at how much shimmer and shine (and sparkle) the Wink of Stella added to the plain vanilla dragonfly.  If you are wondering why it also added a bit of pink flush to the dragonfly that’s because the one Stella pen I could find had been used for a bit of Wink type coloring.  I didn’t realize there was added color until I had already applied the brush.  A well…those kind of surprises are what add fun and interest to a project at times.  😀


Dragonfly Inside the Lines

(as always click the picture to see a larger image)


The two detail shots below are my attempt to show you the sparkle the card really has.



The Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper scrap that was inked with alcohol and reinkers then embossed was a scrap left over from this project (directions shared at the linked post).   It always feels like a bit of a cheat when I don’t use any stamps on a project.  But it’s also fun!   A sort of forbidden pleasure right?

This was my first time using the new Celebrations Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the word Celebrate on it.  I love how deep an impression you get.  Especially if you run it through the Big Shot twice.   Very readable and a fun bit of texture to add to a project.  With the deep debossing you can even use a flat stamp to ink around and over without invading the depth of the impression.  That’s my next plan for this embossing folder.  I thought that would be hard to see with the Bermuda Bay background this time around.  Though if I’d been able to find my heat tool I could have heat embossed metallic circles around and over the celebrate word.


Stamps:  None!

Inks:  Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon & Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Tools & Adhesives: Big Shot, Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Hexagon Dynamic Folder, Celebrations Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,  Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse.


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Heidi’s CAS with Sparkle Challenge 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 badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

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

I hope you will add your own creations this week to the linky.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.  Can’t get an easier than a Clean and Simple Challenge with a bit of bling.   Easy Peasy.

What with it being Valentine’s this week I hope you’ll put a little crafting love in your life this week.  I certainly love you all for stopping in to read and enjoy the challenge posts.

Jean Fitch in pink










9 Responses

  1. I love what you have done with your “bits and bobs”. The colors are terrific and I can’t get enough of the dragonfly. This is a beautiful card.

  2. Gorgeous, sparkly card Jean. The colours are summer dreamy and the Dragonfly looks like it’s really in charge of that patch of flowers. Way to use up the scraps too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the great idea! I cased and did a similar card (with my left overs!) for an upcoming card exchange with our small crafting group! Gave me a reason to use my wink of Stella too! Had to figure out why it wasn’t coming out…learn something new every day! And I changed up the rhinestones and used smaller ones to make eyes. Thanks for inspiring me!

    • Hi Eve. Glad you found some inspiration. Playing with leftovers really is fun isn’t it! Our tools really do like to give us fits some days don’t they. I’d love to see your card. Do you blog?

  4. Hi, Love the card, is the Celebration Textured impression Embossing folder from Stamping Up? It’s such a simple but great idea. Deb

  5. Thank you so much for getting back to me I ordered the embossing folder, I did made the card and followed your instructions. They turned out so pretty, thank you for putting the instructions on Pinterest. It really helps when you don’t have as much time as you wish you had. And now I have another technique which I actually have done but a little different. with glossy paper and a marble inside a plastic container, turns out like tie dye. Thanks again. Deb

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