Monday, November 07, 2016

Clean and Simple Birthday Wishes

Here I am over the moon with excitement ever since Bibi asked me to guest design here on the Rubber Dance blog!

My name is Melissa Chipperfield and I'm a wife, mother to four, clean & simple card maker and aspiring family photographer.  I live in the Midwest and am currently bracing myself for the arrival of winter.  Card making and photography are my outlets and I'm actually looking forward to one part of excuse to craft a little more in my craft room!

With a clean & simple cardmaking style (I'm also the creator of the CASology challenge, where Bibi & I first met!), I created a CAS design using the wonderful Textured Feathers set.  I am absolutely in. love. with this set!  I happen to love feather images and these are fantastic!

I am playing along with the current November Challenge, using turquoise, pink and purple as the color scheme and using the optional Birthday theme.

I used the large silhouette feather image, masking it and stamping with the three different colors.

Tiny gold dots were added to the feathers using a gold Wink of Stella brush marker.

The simple sentiment (from the Happy Birthday stamp set) was stamped at a diagonal in black ink.  This ended up being a one layer design, but you could easily pop up the feathers and sentiment on a separate piece of white cardstock to add a little dimension!

I'll be back in a couple weeks to share more clean and simple design ideas!

Until then, happy stamping!


  1. Melissa, that is one cute CAS birthday card! Love thecolors of the feathers.

  2. Thank you, Melissa! ♥ Love the feather stamps masked like that! Clean & Simple & Pretty. I've been having such fun making CAS cards, all thanks to you and the CASology blog! It was a real challenge at first, but I'm getting the hang of it ... and got the addiction for sure! (For those who might not know, I join the CASology challenges on my personal blog, StampedByBibi )
    Hugs! ♥

    1. Thanks, Bibi! It's been so fun getting to know you and your lovely line of stamps!!! So happy you found CASology and are having fun with it! Thanks for inviting me to guest here at Rubber Dance! :)

  3. Love the card - it is so effective

  4. Beautiful card, CAS are always the best way to show off stamp designs!

  5. In wich Midwest are you living?

  6. Stunning work! I looks so lovely with the Wink of Stella dots!
    xx Susanne.

  7. Beautiful. Love the dots. Hugz


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