Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clean and Simple

Are you familiar with the card making style called Clean and Simple (CAS)?  You'll recognize a CAS card right away, but maybe you just didn't know that there was actually a CAS following.  I like the definition I found on the Stars and Stamps blog:

It’s almost easier to talk about what it isn’t. A CAS card isn’t ornate or froo froo. It doesn’t have a lot going on. A CAS card is the cardmaking equivalent of the “little black dress.” It’s elegant, understated; it might have a bit of sparkle or interesting angles, but with the CAS card or the little black dress less is more.

If you'd like to try your hand at CAS card making, or just see some incredible examples of this style, you might want to check out the weekly card making challenge blog called CAS-ual Fridays.

Today our guest designer Lindsay Amrhein uses Paper Made Bakery's current kit to create a beautiful example of a CAS card.

There's plenty of white space, which allows your eye to be drawn to the Gorgeous Bloom focal point, paper pieced using the Memory Box stamp of that name and patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, both of which are included in the kit.  Lindsay does a great job of creating a CAS card with the fun "ingredients" in December's Fresh Baked Kit -- thank you Lindsay!
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