As much as I love intricate, detailed cards, sometimes I just need to whip out some that are CAS (Clean And Simple!). I typically do this when either I want to create but am tired, don’t have much time, my mojo took off for the day, or I need to do a bunch of the same cards.
In all honesty though? CAS cards can be the most striking. I think that I am going to challenge myself to come up with some more to share soon.
This first card I made for my sweet hubby. He deserves a card every now and then for just being awesome 😉
I got this idea from Pinterest, but the photo didn’t lead to anyones blog and no credit was given. If you know who I “borrowed” this idea from, please let me know so I can offer appropriate credit!
SO simple, but I just love it. Punched two birds using my Bird Builder Punch, one out of Whisper White Cardstock, the other out of Crumb Cake cardstock.
I then used one of the images from the Timeless Textures stamp set (LOVE this set!!!!) to stamp over the bird with Crumb Cake ink.
I punched out the hearts using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. (If you don’t have these 3 punches, I suggest you add them to your next order! Three punches, a flower, a heart, and a star, that are perfectly sized to accent your projects.).
I swapped the hearts, inserting them into the opposite birds, adding a bit of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.
I wrapped a piece of Whisper White cardstock (trimmed to 3.75″ x 5″) with some Linen Thread, and placed the birds over the thread to look like they are perched on a line. I used dimensionals to adhere them. Even though it is a simple card, I wanted a bit of dimension 🙂
Finally I stamped the Love You from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set using Crumb Cake Ink again.
I adhered the white panel to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (trimmed to 4″ x 5.25″) using dimensionals again, then adhered the whole thing to a top folding A2 card in Whisper White.
The next two cards are identical, but good to have Thinking of You and Sympathy Cards in your stash.
Forgive the cruddy photos, take on separate days, using my new light box that I am trying to get the hang of!
These cards were SO simple to create. They both use the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.
I stamped the main image (either the tree or the flowering vine) in the upper 2/3 section of a piece of Very Vanilla trimmed to 3.75″x 5″, using Early Espresso Ink.
I went over the flowers/leaves with Blushing Bride ink (flowers) and Old Olive ink (leaves) using my Blender Pens, picking up the ink from the lid of the ink pad (“smoosh” the ink pad into the lid to transfer some ink to the lid).
I also went over the flowers/leaves using Wink of Stella again, though it isn’t very visible on the second card.
I trimmed a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon for each card and adhered it on the back of each panel using a bit of Fast Fuse on each end of the ribbon.
Using more Linen Thread, I wrapped it around the ribbon four times and tied it in the back with a knot. I made two little bows then adhered them to the card panel using Glue Dots.
I then stamped each sentiment onto the lower 1/3 of the panel using Early Espresso ink.
The panels were adhered to the top folding A2 card bases in Soft Sky using dimensionals.
**I rounded the corners of the Very Vanilla panels, and the card bases using my Envelope Punch Board. I mentioned my love of this punch board HERE as well as shared some Pinterest ideas of different things that can be done with it.
That is it! Easy right?
Have a wonderful day!