Yesterday I made a clean and simple (CAS) card all out of grays featuring a sentiment. I took 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ light gray paper, cut it in half at 5 1/2″, folded that in half for my A2 card base. I then cut off a 3 3/4″ piece of the other part of the light gray sheet and cut the other direction at 5″ to make it 3-3/4 x 5″. I also cut a piece of slate gray card 5-1/4 x 4″. I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, so I determined it should be a wide card rather than a tall one. I then used an edger to get a fun top and bottom edge on the small piece of light gray paper. I used a dark gray ink to stamp the sentiment, but it has very fine lines and didn’t show up as well as I liked, so I traced over it with a gray Sakura Glaze pen. Unfortunately, the further I went, the more freely the ink flowed, so it got a bit thick towards the end. Anyway, I just wanted you to see how CAS can also be elegant. This also works for a masculine card. It is being entered in the MFP SpeedyTV Friends of SpeedyTV challenge for this week.
It looks like there is a smudge on the card, but there really isn’t. I’m thinking I’ll need to clean my camera lens. The sentiment says, “Without faith a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible. ~Sir William Osler.”
Thanks for spending some time with me today!
I am the host of the weekly challenge at CardMaker Magazine’s CardSwap. My challenge this week is to do a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using only 1 ink and 1 image with 1 sentiment. This is a simple way to do a bunch of cards at once. Since it is a CAS challenge, I only want people to have 1 layer. However, a bit of ribbon, or a few rhinestones, etc. may be added. Take a look at these examples and come up with your own. If you post it in the challenge thread at CardSwap by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, October 21, 2012, you will be entered into the drawing for a prize. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
These are done in twos as per the image and sentiment, but you can see some are inked around the edges, some have rounded corners here and there, some have ribbon or twine, one has rhinestones, etc. Had I stuck with 1 image and 1 ink for all of them, they would have been even faster than these were. However, these are a wedding gift for a friend, so I wanted a variety.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! I can’t wait to see what you come up with and post on CardSwap. The drawing for winner is random, so no matter if you don’t like your card, or you do, you have an equal chance and you will get lots of encouragement!
Don’t ever convince yourself that you can’t do a lot with what you have. You can, in so many ways. God always gives us what we need to do what He calls us to do. Even if you can’t see how you are supposed to do what God has called you to do, just obey and He will work through you.
A quick card demonstration of being able to do much with little . . .
Starting off with two simple stamps, a card base and one ink pad.
I won’t even get started on one piece of paper and some folds. We’ll save that demonstration for another day.
Remember, God equips us for what He calls us to do. Thanks for spending some time with me today.