CAS Fall card
This week at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, we are creating a CAS Fall card. This is a term abbreviation for Clean and Simple design. What is clean and simple design? To me, it means a design is uncomplicated easy and has clean lines. I’m very fond of this design style! Being as this is creative backgrounds week for me personally, it causes a little bit of a conflict. Hmmm…. how to combine a creative background and keep it simple? Check out what I have come up with!
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Clean and Simple Fall Card
Clean and Simple Design
I can not say if there is a clear definition for CAS (clean and simple) design. It seems to mean something different to crafters but it does keep in with a common theme. Clean lines and simple design. After coming up with the design for today’s project, I made a second card with fall colors. I admit that I like the green card much more than the fall colors, so I am sharing them both. Solid green is more in keeping with the CAS idea but cardmaking is all about the art of creation and giving it away, so I am certain that both cards will be well received at the time of Thanksgiving by a friend or family member. I try to never forget that golden rule… I’m crafting out of love to send to another and they will appreciate it more than I will know.
Inking the Embossing Folder Technique
My creative background is fun today! Embossing folders are fun in general, as they give instant success for creating a paper design. Add some ink to the mix and now we are talking creative backgrounds! For the green card, I used Wild Wasabi and Garden Green and for the Fall card I used Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. Here are the steps for this technique.
Step 1: Using ink pad, apply color directly to the outwardly bumpy side of the embossing folder
Step 2: With your finger (or tissue), spread the ink over entire area for even coverage
Step 3: Add small dabs of additional ink that will highlight your design color
Step 4: Use finger to evenly disperse inky spots
Step 5: Place card stock into folder and emboss through die cut machine
Step 6: Clean folder with warm water and mild soap, allow to air dry
For a visual demonstration of this project, click the video links below.
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measurements for this project
Thick Whisper White card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded)
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
plus more white card stock for sentiment & leaf punches
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
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