Saturday, October 22, 2016

Everyday Elegance - CAS

10/25/2016 Update: This card "rocked the watercooler" challenge with a first place win.

This challenge was fun! There were so many choices as to which direction to take using only black on white. The REAL challenge was following the rules (paraphrased):

This is a return to basics - one single stamped layer or a base with one layer. No embossing folders, embellishments, tags, or additional layers. Masking, heat embossing, stenciling and sponging permitted.

Using heavy weight cardstock, the card base was stamped with two different stamps. I usually stamp or decorate the inside but decided to leave it blank until I am ready to use the card.

The card was made for the Watercooler Wonder Simply Stamping Challenge #90:

Technique: Stamping, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Lavinia Stamps "Cherry Blossom" & Stampin' Up! "Gifts of Kindness (sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White Heavy Weight
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


  1. Love your card Melanie! The image you chose is just right for this challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler.

  2. What an elegant card, Melanie! Perfect for this challenge. I love the branch and flowers. The simplicity seems to make them "pop" more as well. Thanks for sharing and joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Absolutely stunning Melanie! It's amazing how beautiful a simple black and white card can be. This is just perfect!! :)

  4. Melanie you've created a super elegant card with this beautifully stamped image and sentiment. Kudos for following the instructions even though that's the hard part. LOL! It's always such a pleasure having you join us at the Watercooler. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a wonderful card you have created! And, you certainly know how to follow directions too! Thanks for playing along with my Black on White Simply Stamping Challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

  6. You've created an lovely card and followed the rules(that is the hardest part) thanks for joining Watercooler Wednesday.