CAS = Clean and Simple

When someone says to do a CAS card, knowing that CAS means Clean And Simple, I think 1 layer with mostly white space.

Here are a couple of examples:

Sept MFT CAS 1

This is a one layer card where I stamped the Beautiful Bloom on the corner, but off, so it didn’t take up too much space.  Colored it a bit, then stamped “Beautiful” from the Hello Beautiful set on top.  There’s a lot of white space and it’s all one layer.  Used Pineapple, Persimmon, and Extreme Black for the colors on a smooth white base.

Sept MFT CAS 2

Even though I used the center for the image on this card, it’s still mostly white space and only 1 layer.  For this one I did some masking to get just an ostrich head from the Oh My Gostrich set, then stamped the sentiment from the Hello Beautiful set, used one of the Skinny Sentiment dies to reverse mask and ink so it looks like it’s on a banner.

Note: reverse masking is cutting out a section and using the “around it” section to cover, so the cut out piece is the area you’re inking/stamping.

I used Extreme Black (sentiment), Cement Gray (ostrich), Blue Yonder (banner) and the Smooth White card.  I used colored pencils to color the ostrich and do the ripped paper around it.  That part was freehand and is why I’m not using this one for the challenge.

Thanks for listening to my definition of CAS cards.  Some people use layers, or busy backgrounds, which I personally don’t think make it CAS, but we all have different opinions.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.