Clean and Simple

I've been intriqued lately by CAS, in other words "clean and simple". Reminds me of the stamping that I loved many years ago before there were all the tools and embellishments that we use today to create cards. They are also great for mailing, no extra costs for bulky layers!!!!

So I thought I would give it a try by doing a card that encompasses the Wings challenge at Addicted to CAS and also the Colour blocking challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

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First of all, I created a stencil template by measuring off 1-1/4" squares across a piece of scrap cardstock, and punching the squares with my SU punch. Then I sponged Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, and Shabby Shutters distress ink in the square openings on a fresh piece of white cardstock.

In black Memories ink, I stamped the butterfly collage (Kaisercraft "Botanical) over the sponged squares. I also used a Sizzix Letterpress plate "Festive Swirls" on the bottom of the white area. The verse is an older acrylic stamp - sorry can't say who makes it.

For dimension, I stamped a small butterfly, coloured with Copics, punched out with a Martha Stewart punch,  dabbed a bit of Black Stickles on the body, and mounted it on the corner of the card.

March 9, 2012


CAS-ual Fridays CFC93  - Colour Blocking

Addicted to CAS#8- Wings


  1. This is a beautiful CAS card. I love the different colors of squares and how each one has something different on them . The butterfly gives that extra touch . Good luck in the challenges you've entered. Thanks for the nice comments you left on my blog .

  2. Gorgeous love this design. The colours are vibrant and great use of the images. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx