Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunshine Flowers - A CAS Card

I love CAS (Clean and Simple) cards.

What I really love is that it is truly possible to create something beautiful with just a few supplies. This is great news for the beginning stamper or the stamper on a budget. Hmmm...do you know any stampers who actually STICK to their budget? Yeah, me either!

I'm actually showing you a stepped up version of this card - it could easily be created without the circle elements just by stamping the greeting on the card front under the shadow block.

I created this card in May for my stamp classes and shared it on the Alaska Cruise as well. It uses Poppy Parade, Whisper White and a scrap of Tangerine Tango cardstock.

To create the main layer, I took one of my Clear Blocks (Block D) and put ink directly on the block. This card uses So Saffron Classic Ink. Once the block was inked, I simply placed it directly on the Whisper White cardstock where I wanted the "shadow" to show.

Next, I used my Sponge Daubers to ink up the large flower stamp from the Love and Care stamp set. The center of the flower was done with Tangerine Tango, the petals with Poppy Parade, both Classic Inks. The flower was re-inked between each stamping, but you could create a nice contrast by stamping one more time before re-inking it.

Using my 2 Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds, I glammed up the flower centers a bit to make them pop.

The greeting is simply paper scraps. And in case you're wondering, NO, I don't save all my scraps!
**TD Tip: My rule of thumb for scraps is nothing smaller than a 2" x 2" or no "strips" less than 1 1/2" wide. Anything not as wide is too difficult to stamp and punch from.

To create this greeting I stamped my image with Tangerine Tango on Whisper White. When I punched it out with the 1" Circle Punch, I punched it with the greeting low in the punch window. This left room for the Rhinestone Brad accent at the top. The greeting layer was adhered to the Tangerine Tango 1 1/4" Circle before I added the brad. The whole thing is adhered to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Here's a view of the inside of my card:

It's done with a greeting from the ever versatile Curvy Verses Stamp Set. Know what I like best about this stamp set - besides it's variety? It's very hard to stamp it crooked. If you stamp a lot, you know that's a BIG bonus!
You could also add one more flower to the inside of this card, and to the envelope, just for a little more interest.

Thanks for stopping by today - I love it when you visit!
I've put a complete supply list for you at the bottom of this post. Remember, you don't have to do the circle element to still have this be a beautiful card!

Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

Supplies used for this card:
119793 - Poppy Parade Cardstock
100730 - Whisper White Cardstock
111349 - Tangerine Tango Cardstock
123022 - Love and Care Stamp Set (hostess)
114948 - Curvy Verses Stamp Set
119782 - Poppy Parade Classic Ink
111834 - Tangerine Tango Classic Ink
105213 - So Saffron Classic Ink
100425 - 2 Way Glue Pen
102023 - Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
118485 - Clear Block D
104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals
119868 - 1" Circle Punch
119861 - 1 1/4" Circle Punch
109112 - Rhinestone Fire Square Brads

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