Monday, October 8, 2012

LESS IS MORE CAS

Happy Monday! Wow! What a weekend of blogging with all of the WDMD cards to see, and they were all so creative and inspiring! I had a blast, just didn’t have enough time to visit everyone’s site.

Today, I have my Less is More entry.  I think working with these wonderful crafters has helped me learn more about CAS because they have a very strict definition of what CAS is: “A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.”

I have learned that white space is literally WHITE space, unless the actual card base is a different color. I have learned to limit my elements and practically eliminate my embellishments. I am still working on perfecting this so here is my new CAS card for the challenge this week…..to use silver.

I wanted some dimension in this card, so although the base is white, I used some white linen cardstock to stamp the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping.  I embossed a scrap piece of the linen with bells and then painted them using silver alcohol ink on the bells exterior and a mixture of silver and gold to do the inside (to make it a little darker for depth). I added clear rhinestones for the clappers and then fussy cut them.  I used stamps from two sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to make the ribbon and holly (Cardinal Resting in Holly and Holiday Bells). I attached the bells and holly with foam dots and used a silver glitter pen to create the frame. Once complete, I used foam tape to pop up the entire panel and attached to the base.

Card Challenges:

Less is More LIM88 

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This card will be donated to Operation Write Home:

*Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

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SIZE:
4.25x5.5″

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