Monday, 26 January 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar - CAS (Clean and Simple) Card

I was in papercrafts in Elgin on Saturday and Karen (Mrs SugarNellie) and I were have a discussion about how elaborate most of the cards that we make for challenges are and that it would be good to see some simple cards. Karen had been reading a thread on SCS about CAS (clean and simple) cards. These cards feature no DP and in some cases have only a stamped image on the card and even no colouring on them.

I had decided that I would give this a go and would create a simple card for this week's A Spoonful of Sugar challenge which was to make a card for a new baby, mum to be, new mum or a pre-schooler. I am a bit short on baby stamps so have used this really cute Maggie with spring flowers from SugarNellie and I think this would be a great card for a little girl on her birthday.

Karen has now posted a challenge on the SugarNellie blog for Sugar Babes to try creating CAS cards. If you leave a link to your card on the blog you may well find that she will feature it on the SugarNellie blog.

I have used a Papermania embossed card and have stamped the image and sentiment straight onto the card and coloured the image with promarkers. The only embelishment I have used is a small white sheer bow that I have glued on the corner just to give the card some balance.

I am pleased with the finished card, but must admit that I probably took more time to think out what I was going to do with this card than I do when using layers and embelishments but I will do one of these every now and again.

Karen X


Sonia said...

So sweet Karen, i love the embossing on the card. The image seems to stand out more when its CAS :)
Hugs Sonia x

Alison said...

Gorgeous I'm so glad Karen mention CAS as this was my original style. If you are going to the SECC what day are you going? We can meet up if you like for a cuppa, gab and a muffin. :)

Gvendalen said...

A lovely girl and so cute card!

Vicky said...

Fab card Karen. I love love love this Maggie image, it's one of my all time favourite stamps! I have to agree with you as well. On the odd occasion I have done a CS style card it has taken me longer to think of the layout and what embellishements to use! You've done a fab job thought!!
Hugs, Vicky x

sugarnellie said...

Love it and thought, I dont have that Cuttlebug embossing folder,OK so I have to read slowly, Papermainia cards, yes I have those :)

This has worked perfect with Maggie, she's a little smaller than some SN stamps and fits the space well.

Thanks Karen for taking the time to do a CAS card. Love it.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Karen. love the cute little Maggie and you have coloured her beautifully. Hugs Nikki x

Sylvia said...

Wow, Karen .. this is so elegant! Love the embossed frame around Maggie :-)

Tara said...

Yes Karen, simple is lovely sometimes and your card proves that! I think you take more notice of the image when there are less embellies to get sidetracked by, great idea! xx

Rach said...

oh wow!
Karen i love your CAS card, this kind of card scares me. but you have done a fabulous card with yours..wonderful.. hugs rachxx

Macpurp said...

this is simple but stunning!
i love the embossing.

love tina x