Saturday, April 18, 2015

CAS-ual Bouquets

Hello Readers,

For today I have a CAS card which means Clean And Simple design. This type of art form is quite challenging for me and promised myself to stretch my creative thinking and create more of these eye catching, yet simple designs.

Entering Challenge:
CFC138: Krafty Bouquets
I figured this challenge would be a perfect jumping off point to practice my CAS skills. Well here is my card I really hope you like it..

Monochromatic simple design
card size: 4.25" x 5.5"
The bottom of the die cut vase was left open
to let the white border spill into the vase creating
a very inpactful space. 
The white ink on kraft paper
proves to be simple and very elegant
 So this is how I did it:

  1. Cut my card base to an A2 size card
  2. Cut my kraft paper to be a quarter inch smaller on all sides.
  3. Stamped the flowers using clear embossing powder and VersaMark Ink then heat set it allowing the brown of the kraft paper to show through.
  4. Die cut my vase leaving the bottom part open.
  5. Colored my flowers picking up Memento LUXE ink with my aqua pen then applying it directly to the kraft paper. 
  6. Stamped and embossed the sentiment in the same manner as the flowers.
  7. Adhered the kraft paper to the card base.
  8. Added a twine bow.
I think this card is absolutely striking in its simplicity. And the best part, it didn't take long at all. Sometimes K.I.S.S.-ing is all you need to create an effective card design. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope to see you again and don't forget to leave your comments good, great, or otherwise.

All the best, 
Shawna


4 comments:

Lisa Young said...

It's simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Lovely card!!

Amber Kroening said...

Super cool card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michelle said...

Love these crips white blooms against the kraft background!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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