Saturday, October 6, 2018

WCMD 2018 | Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge with Heather

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Good morning - and Happy World Card Making Day! 

I am excited to be hosting a Clean and Simple Card Challenge today! Despite the word "simple" in the title, CAS cards are not necessarily easy to create. Sometimes it takes a lot more effort to not add too many embellishments, and everyone knows what the smudge of an inky finger can do to all that nice clean white space! I have 3 examples of CAS cards to share with you - as well as some tips for making this style of card!

First up - using a stencil and leaving your background images uncolored is a great way to achieve a CAS design. For this card I used some distress ink and Scenery: Rectangled Creative Screenings to create a soft background, then stamped the sweet pups from Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs and die cut with the Coordinating dies. I mounted this with foam adhesive on my cardbase, stamped a sentiment underneath, and then added the hearts from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs.


Another fun way to twist up a CAS design is to stamp minimal images and sentiments, but instead of in the front and center of the card where you would first think, set it off in a corner. For this sweet and simple card I stamped the sweet house from Our Town in Aquatini ink in the bottom right corner, added the hearts coming out of the chimney with Rockin' Red ink, and then stamped a sentiment from Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs in black. All the white space lets the meaning of the card shine - and your eye follows the house up from the bottom corner, along the hearts out of the chimney, all the way to the sentiment that perfectly captures the scene!


And finally - another fun way to create a CAS card is stamping outline images in colored ink instead of coloring the images in! For this card I used images and a sentiment from Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs stamped in Lime Rickey, Rockin Red, and Tiara ink. I trimmed that white panel down and mounted it on my white cardbase for just a bit of a simple border and dimension.


Thanks so much for joining me today! You can visit my blog for more photos and details of these cards - and I hope you will play along with both this and ALL of the great challenges going on today at Winnie and Walter! Have a wonderful crafty day!

Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.  **Remember for rules about the challenges to read up HERE.**

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29 comments:

  1. sweet ideas - thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Love your ideas, Heather and can't wait to play along!

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  3. Happy WCMD. Beautiful CAS cards. Love the dogs. Hugz

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  4. Wonderful cards and great tips. Makes me want to redo a card I made today to make it even more CAS.

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  5. great cards and tips - I followed your second advice!

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  6. Beautiful CAS cards! Thanks for the tips :)

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  7. Such lovely CAS cards. These are great ideas

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  8. I love CAS cards, and this is super.

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  9. Clean and simple always seems like it should be easy...but if often the toughest for me. These are the sweetest cards!

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  10. Great tips for making CAS cards! Your cards are so sweet. I love the little house with the hearts coming out of the chimney!

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  11. Oh ! Your set of cards is so beautiful ! Thanks Heather for this great inspiration. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  12. I think CAS can be so hard to do. I've been practicing that technique.
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Heather.

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  13. Awesome stenciled background on your first card, wow!

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  14. I love all of your inspiration and all of your fabulous CAS cards you created!Love the sweet home/sending warm thoughts card the best but when I do it it always seems like I need something more!!!!!

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  15. Love CAS and these are CAStastic! Great challenge! x
    trinapcrafts@gmail.com

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  16. Lovely samples and great tips for creating variations of CAS designs.

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  17. Love this challenge! Such sweet cards.

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  18. Fabulous cas designs! I really like trying out these ideas especially on masculine cards.

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  19. Am glad that World card making day celebrations are longer here! Creating in leisure is more rewarding, rather than rushing. Thank you for CAS tips, I love CAS cards and these help a lot.

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  20. Fun challenge and lovely CAS cards!! Thank you for the tips.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  21. the first card is awesome and very beautiful inspirations on CAS

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