Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Love You Clean and Simple

I've been intrigued with the recent move toward CAS cards recently. Some crafters have mastered the look. Me--I'm still working on it! 

This sample is fairly simple, but not strictly one layer. I stamped the dotted border and "love"  in Smoky Shadow onto white stock. Then I die cut "YOU" in black (using Wonderful Words die from PTI) and the heart in red (Spellbinder's die).  I decided the heart could use a bit of texture, so I ran it through an embossing folder (sorry, I don't remember which one), highlighted the embossing with a swipe of white ink, and added a bit of sparkle with glitter around the edge. Then I adhered the whole lot to a black card base.

While not strictly CAS, it's close. And I think maybe I'm sneaking up on the concept.

Do you do CAS? And if you do, do you struggle with it? Post a link if you have an example for me to drool over. Or let me know if you have any tips for successfully executing the style. And if you don't like the style, I'd love to hear your thoughts on that too. Personally, I think I've just gotten burned out on layers and layers of paper, embellishments, and stuff.  Not that you won't continue to see that style here, but it is fun to try something different once in awhile, if only to learn that somethings are just fine the way they are.


  1. Wow Kathy! This i sjust so beautifully done. Love that heart.

  2. Truly an elegant card - being CAS is an added bonus! I LOVE how the smoky ink really brings an ethereal mood to the card and allows the gorgeous textured heart and 'love' to be showcased.