Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD 2016 | CAS with Kate

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Hello, it's Kate here and it's my turn to share a challenge with you for World Card Making Day!

My challenge for you is create a "Clean and Simple"  (CAS) project. I love clean and simple designs. 

Although you want a certain look and clean spaces you still have so many options.

My tips for CAS cards are..... 
  •  Minimal! The less you put on you card means it has to be perfect as it will be easy to see even the slightest mistake.
  • Colour! White space doesn't have to be just white. Using coloured card or paper in large blocks can still be CAS. 
  • Time! Take your time. Even a CAS card can take an hour if you want to make it perfect, and get the look you want.
  • Embellishment! Even CAS cards can have lots of added extras. Ink or paint flicks, sequins, Glossy Accents or Enamel Accents and heat embossing even die cuts can all add lots of important detail and texture to a CAS project.

For my card I have done lots of stamping with the In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni AndayaI selected lots of Distress Inks in autumnal colours and stamped the images randomly. Once the stamping was finished I added some flicks of gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water. I was really pleased with how the stamping and colours looked it was almost a shame to cover it up.


After all that stamping I cut a piece of white card smaller than my card base and then die cut the In A Word: Thanks Cutaway. I removed the die cut word and the adhered the panel over the stamped card base.

So although it looks very simple most of the work was covered up.

I hope you can join in the challenges and i cant wait to see what you make. Thanks for looking!


Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.

>>>LINK UP<<


37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the subtle shimmer of the gold Perfect Pearls!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL card Kate!!!
    WOW - your background stamping is DELIGHTFUL and your CAS design with the "negative" sentiment is so ELEGANT!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION, looking forward to taking up your challenge :)

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  3. Fabulous card!! Looking forward to playing along!!

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  4. Wonderful design! Love the gold touches.

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  5. I love those pretty flecks of gold! Gorgeous and CAS!

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  6. LOVE CAS more that I can say...but you've taken it to another level. Details are outstanding on this card.

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  7. CAS cards always seem like the quickest and easiest but it's hard for me to get just enough on a card without it looking bare. I love the patterned paper background with a solid panel!

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  8. great way to use up bold PP!

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  9. Love CAS cards! You did a great job with color in the background and then tying it in on the front of the card. Beautiful!

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  10. Love CAS cards! You did a great job with color in the background and then tying it in on the front of the card. Beautiful!

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  11. Wow--one of the most creative CAS cards I've ever seen--make that creative card period--not just CAS! Not sure I could cover up all that beautiful stamping & gold flecks! You've inspired me to come up with something for this challenge!

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  12. Beautiful CAS card...love the use of the negative die cut.

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  13. Love how you used the busy background and still made it CAS. Hugz

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  14. Such a beautiful CAS card Kate, I want to CASE it sometime!

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  15. I have the Winnie and Walter Thanks die and its one of my favorites! Loved how you used it
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  16. Beautiful card!! Love it!! Nice design!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. I love the die cut negative with patterned paper peeking through! CAS cards are often the hardest to make because you can't cover up mistakes!

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  18. How could you bear to cover up all that beautiful stamping!

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  19. Your card is lovely, but I do wish you had taken a picture of it before adding the top layer. The colors are fabulous!

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  20. CAS-ilicious! The whispers of gold add such impact...Gorgeous!
    ~carol

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  21. Very lovely challenge. Love your card idea.

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  22. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for this challenge. CAS is not my usual style, so it was fun to stretch my creative muscles a bit. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 24-29 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!

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  23. such a beautiful card!! very inspired by your creation :) loved playing along with this awesome challenge

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  24. This is beautiful! The touch of gold adds so much!

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  25. Love both of your card. Thanks for this fun challenge.

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  26. Yes, I know I'm too late due to a "shaker-cindent" but I thought I would share my card anyway - THANK YOU for making WCMD a week of FUN :)
    https://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/a-chalkboard-christmas.html

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  27. Here is another CAS card I made for your challenge Kate :)
    https://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/a-tasty-birthday-shaker.html

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  28. Here is the 3rd CAS card I made for your challenge :)
    https://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/multifaceted-hello.html

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.