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.