Monday 7 February 2011

CAS - where are the dividing lines?

Some of you will know that I am making some cards to go in tins as presents with a birthday coming up and a thankyou present that is needed soon. My cards are a mixture of vintage, shabby chic and now CAS - well is it CAS? Because I don't know where the dividing line is?

Less is More is a new challenge blog and the whole idea of this has got me thinking. Their theme this week is pink, black and white - so it fits that.

The glossary on the LIM blog says
Clean & Simple -

A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.

White Space -
An area of the card which has no image, layer or embellishment.
This can be any colour dependent upon the colour of the card blank.

OLC One Layer Card
One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped directly onto the cardstock.

So my card has been made by using a cuttlebug folder frame and I brushed over it with DI. I cut out the white inserts, stamped, inked and added gems. The outside layer and the frame have got some stickles round them. There is space, there are minimal embellishments, but there is more than one layer.

Now is this CAS or have I gone too far?????? I think it's overdone - but I will enter it just in case.

Have a fabulous week, wherever you are. I hope the weather is being kind(er) to you and if you are tied up in any of the thick snow, floods or fires that are around the world at the moment, my heart goes out to you. I wish you a safe journey through it all and hope that you will be back to normal very soon.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -



Val said...

Hi Brenda

I love the way you have used the pink as your main colour. I must admit I find this style difficult.


Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card. (think we're allowed more than one layer this week!) x

Gram's Treasures said...

I agree, CAS is not that simple when you don't have clear rules. Oh well, you have a lovely card here and at least it was probably a little quicker to finish. It's snowing again here, but not too much. We didn't get the bad storm last week, just snow. Now it looks like its here for a while...a bit more each day to replace the bit of daily melt. Not as lucky as last year!
Joyce xx

Chrissie said...

Well done for taking the bull by the horns with this card. It looks fab!
Lots of people find difficulty in how much or how little to do... much is down to personal taste, but our blog title can be used as a mantra if you're ever tempted to add too much.
We really appreciate you joining us for our very first challenge and we hope to see you again next week!

Marlou McAlees said...

lovely card, i must start using my folder i have same as this :)

Kathyk said...

I'd say it was a lovely card whatever the definition of CAS. If you look at other cards entered you will see some that are obviously very minimalist CAS and a good few others with a few more embellishments so I reckon you're good to go!


Lynne said...

Fabulous card. It certainly looks CAS to me.
Lynne xxx

Lisa Jane said...

I am not one to ask advice lol.. i struggle with CAS

Lisa Jane said...

oops wasnt concentrating .. meant to say i love the embossing and the colours
Lisa ;)

Sharon said...

Hi Brenda. Nice job on your CAS cards.

Some cards nowadays have way too much on them and it takes away from the image or sentiment. We all started stamping using CAS once upon a time ago! (wink!)


Deborah Frings said...

I think your card is lovely! The focus is the greeting and little embellishment - so it's CAS!!

Mandi said...

My persona interpretation of CAS is to have more 'blank' card but having said that I often add embossed in the same card base colour to give some depth.
Your card is great, love the embossed frameThank you for joining us at "Less is More" on our first week, hope you will join in again next week
mandi x

Caroline Hallett said...

Thats a lovely embossing folder - where is it from

Juls said...

fabulous!!!! Love all the embossing you have done!!! Hugs Juls

Canonbury creations said...

Very stylish, love that frame!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you nailed this CAS card beautifully!
thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's (-:

Anne said...

Ooh love the embossing frame and lovely card. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Cazro said...

A nice change to have pink as your main colour for such a lovely design. Cheers Caz.