Monday, 31 July 2017

Another Acronym

Today's acronym is CAS which could actually stand for the same as yesterday's card but in fact this time it is 'clean and simple'.  Quite often a CAS card is only one layer but this isn't necessarily so, provided it has plenty of white space and isn't overly decorated.  Using a Misti or something similar certainly helps with this style of card, particularly when it comes to placing a sentiment direct onto the card - something I always used to avoid because I found when I was actually trying hard to get it right something invariably went wrong by way of a smudged or badly stamped image and the card ended in the bin.

For this card I used a paint sample card, easily picked up from the DIY stores and in a good range of colours.  A few 'splodges' were stamped onto the background before popping on the paint sample and a die cut wild flower.  Finally a sentiment was stamped - that's it a CAS card and with no smudged fingerprints!!  I could maybe get used to this style but I do like to work in whatever takes my fancy from time to time - variety is the spice of life.

Background Stamping - Splodges Stampin' Up French Foliage, texture from SU Birds and Blooms
Due Cut Flower - Tim Holtz wildflower dies
Sentiment - from a set of free sentiment stamps given with magazine


  1. This is beautiful Val, great use of the paint sample as a backdrop to this gorgeous die.

    Sue xx

  2. A stunning card Val and what fantastic design work. I LOVE it! Barbxx

  3. Great card Val and what a super use of the paint chips as well! Like you, I love the Misti! :)


    Di xx

  4. A beautiful sympathy card, Val. I love the colours and the paint sample card makes a lovely background. xx

  5. Hi Val

    Unlike yesterday .. .. I did actually know the meaning of this acronym LOL!.

    Love this card very much. Great use of the paint samples.

    I agree .. .. it is nice to work in lots of styles. Mine seems to change daily!

    Love Jules xx

  6. love this gorgeous!! so creative.
    xx Karen