Have you heard of CAS cards? Clean and Simple? They are cards that have the merest basics, lots of white space, but classy in their own right.
I usually don't see myself as especially talented in this area, preferring lots of layers, embellishments and techniques.
Well, seen below is one of my takes on the CAS card.
When I saw the precious stems with added flowers from the Wildflower Path stamp set, I was moved to use these stamps in a clean and simple way. I then finished it off with the beautiful sentiment from the set.
Basically a one layer card, sans extras, it is the type of card that is a dream to mail. Although the sentiment probably dictates that it is a thank you card, I can think of other occasions for which it would be suitable.
Following is a tutorial on how to make this quick, but effective, card.
Wildflower Path stamp set (page 106, Annual Catalog)
Soft Succulent ink
Flirty Flamingo ink
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Subtle Embossing Folder (unfortunately retired. Hope you have yours!)
Wink of Stella
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4". On this piece, in Soft Succulent ink, stamp one of the branches from Wildflower Path across the bottom and one across the top, flipping the image. In Flirty Flamingo ink, add flowers to the stems.
Add a little Wink of Stella to the flowers.
In Soft Succulent ink, add the sentiment right above the branch on the bottom, but to the right.
Run this piece through an embossing machine inside the Subtle Embossing Folder. It is important to do the stamping BEFORE you emboss the cardstock. Did you ever try to stamp on embossed paper?
Adhere the embossed sheet to the card base.
Send it to someone who makes your heart smile!
Very beautiful! I love the simplicity of your card. It is calming.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks! What a beautiful description: calming.Delete
I tend to struggle with CAS cards too; but this one is just lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanne! I know. A card just keeps calling for MORE! It's hard to know when to stop.Delete
I REALLY like this look!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michele! You are so sweet!Delete
I've not heard the term CAS card but I do like it. It is hard to know when to stop with a card sometimes isn't it? I love this clean simple look and the sentiment is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Julie! Yes, I am particularly drawn to the beauty and simplicity of that sentiment.Delete