January 27, 2010

Clean and Simple

Clean and Simple (CAS) design isn't my usual style of stamping (or not stamping - there are no stamps on this card, it just evolved that way!) but when I do it, the results always delight me. It's definitely my go-to secondary style.

Clean and Simple doesn't have a set-in-stone definition. Art is subjective! To me, 'Clean and Simple' means minimal layers, a clear focal point and an excess of white, or open space.

The CAS challenge at SCS this week was to use designer paper on a CAS card. I usually don't add patterned paper to my CAS cards, so this was fun and something I'll do more often.

I really like this one. The papers are from the retired Ginger Blossom pack. I've cut the layers with nestabilities. I've matted the papers on the same colour card, Ruby Red and Groovy Guava, to create a smooth transition from paper to card.

I used the slot punch to tie my ribbon onto the circle layer. A bit of tape in the back helps keep your ribbon steady when tying around shapes like this. I've been seeing a certain domestic goddesses butterfly punch everywhere lately - but found this die in my rather sizeable cuttlebug collection - it was perfect! I've cut it out of Whisper White and sprayed with pearl glimmermist before adding some pearls to the body. Hopefully you can see the shimmer in the close-up.

Don't you love that sentiment? It's a rub-on from the old Eastern Elegance pack.

I'm nice and organised today. It's time to go put some chilli in the crockpot to simmer away - so I can spend the day crafting!

Hope the sun is shining where you are,

It's time to Sale-A-Brate! Earn your free stamp set today!


  1. I like clean and simple, Sarah - definitely more my style. And I love this card - it's gorgeous!

  2. your mojo is well and truly back. Loved looking at your blog posts from the last week. Thanks again for the card and earrings and gift box. Love the sinple clean lines and elegance of this card.

  3. Sarah - your CAS card is gorgeous!!! Simply perfect my sweet friend!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Simple and stunning! I miss that dp - I've still got a stash of it I've been hoarding!


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