Clean & Simple with lots of white

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Clean & Simple with lots of white

Happy Friday everyone! Are you looking forward to the weekend? I know I sure am! To finish off the week I have a couple of quick & easy, clean and simple (CAS) cards to share with you using the fun Witty-Cisms stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I’m playing along with the current AAA Cards CAS Challenge #160 which is maximum white space with an optional twist of metallic. I always admire clean, white cards with just a small beautifully coloured image and pithy sentiment, but you’ll soon see that I’m not the best at sticking to that plan 😉 #theCASstruggleisreal!

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While I have stuck to a white background, the starkness was a bit daunting so I decided to spice it up by adding an embossed panel to my card fronts. I used a couple of retired embossing folders for this and as embossing slightly changes the size of the cardstock, found the best result was to emboss a larger panel first and then cut it down to the correct size.

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I stamped & coloured two of the images from Witty-Cisms with my Stampin’ Blends Markers and die cut them out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. They needed a little something though, so I broke out my Clear Wink of Stella and now they sparkle – not sure if I’d eat a sparkly taco though 😉

I think this is where I should have stopped, but I just needed a little more colour, so I added a couple of banners die cut with the Bonanza Dies from Peaceful Poppies DSP and then a few silver & gold stars (retired) for some extra shine.

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To finish off the insides I added a die cut panel of Whisper White with the main image stamped & coloured in one corner. I’ve left the rest of the card blank so I have plenty of room to write a personalised message, but if I’m feeling lazy I can always stamp an extra sentiment as well 😉

Well, I’m not sure if I met the brief for this challenge, but I love all the texture & sparkle and there is still lots of white 🙂 I will say that the Witty-Cisms stamp set is perfect for clean & simple (CAS) cards though, you could stamp, colour and die cut a stack of those little image/sentiment combos and then have them on hand to simply pop onto a card front for pretty much every occasion – quick & easy, clean & simple 🙂


If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use March’s Host Code: 6CWQVKBF  when you shop with me to receive your Party Perks.

2 thoughts on “Clean & Simple with lots of white

  1. Mmm see what you mean about not sticking to your plan, but the insides of your cards are stunning and perfect for our Maxi white space challenge. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.


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