Keeping it CAS { Clean & Simple}

Hi Friends!

Happy New Year! I am SO excited to be starting the New Year off hopping along, once again, with. my lovely and talented Friends of Unity! This month, we are keeping it simple ! {CAS}, which is perfect as we unwind from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and get our creative juices flowing again!

This month, I am REALLY keeping it simply by using just one stamp kit for the three cards I created. All three cards are very similar, I simply just either changed the layout ever so slightly or changed the accents. I thought it would be a perfect way to show that you don’t need a lot of supplies or a ton of different stamp kits to create clean and simple cards.

The stamp kit I am showcasing for this blog hop is called ” Hello Fresh Start“, which is a beautiful floral sentiment kit. Admittedly, I do not like to color flowers, especially ones with large open spaces. This will be a crafty goal for me this coming year, to work on floral techniques. However, in the meantime, (and in keeping with the CAS theme this month) I am only going to use this kit and very few supplies. It can’t get any more simple than this!

Let’s take a look at the first card I created!

I started off with an A2 size black card stock base (cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4). I then inked up the image in my Misti using Gina K’s amalgam ink and stamped onto white card stock. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut out the image as shown in the picture.

The sentiment was stamped in Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink and then heat embossed with white detail embossing power. Once set, I also used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the sentiment.

Using liquid glue, I adhered the floral image onto my black cardstock base and added the sentiment using foam adhesive for dimension.

For a bit of bling, I used clear rhinestones for accents. This really is a clean and simple card design that can be put together in a matter of minutes!

Let’s check out my next design using the same stamp kit:

Now for this card design, I started off with a white A2 size card stock base and trimmed a piece of black cardstock 1/4 inch smaller to use as my base.

Once again using Gina K’s amalgam ink and my Misti, I inked up this gorgeous floral image and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock as shown. Using the stitched rectangle die, the image was cut out as shown.

The sentiment was also inked up using Hero Art’s Unicorn white pigment ink and then heat embossed using detail embossing powder. Once heat set, another rectangle die was used to cut out the sentiment.

For this card, I did something slightly different in the way of accents. I used pretty pink rhinestones and placed them in the center for the tiny flowered images. They fit perfectly! You can see a more up close view below:

Again, a very clean and simple layout and best of all I only used one stamp kit to create a different design.

For my last card, I once again changed up the accents and the placement of the sentiment to give a slight variation to my project.

For this card, I again, used an A2 size cardstock base and cut a black mat 1/4 inch smaller to use as my mat. Using my Misti and Gina K amalgam ink, I stamped the image onto white cardstock and used my rectangle stitched die to cut it out.

As with the other cards, I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink and heat set using white detailed embossing powder. I find this gives the image a really crisp white look. Using the rectangle stitched die I cut out the sentiment as well

After gluing the floral image onto my mat and adding the sentiment to more of the middle of my card using foam adhesive, I then added those pretty pink rhinestones in the center of my tiny flowers. This time, for a an additional accent, I added a tiny black & white gingham bow to my sentiment.

I really love the slightly different looks each of these cards display. And because they are “CAS” cards, they make the perfect design should you need to mass produce cards to have on hand.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it INKspired you to pull out any one of your stamp kits to create some CAS cards for yourself! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Before you go, I would love for you to leave feedback on what you thought! (don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away! I currently have comment moderator on. It will show up shortly! )

Thank you for stopping by today! Next up on the blog is the very talented Rachel

Have an INKredible day!

Published by Stampin Sarandrea

Hi Friends! Welcome to my “inkredible” life where I will share with you TONS of creativity and how I turn my crazy life into one big, beautiful...well..mess ♥️

33 thoughts on “Keeping it CAS { Clean & Simple}

  1. I am so Inkspired by your cards! The black and white floral image is amazing and the pink rhinestones are a showstopper for sure. I love the detailed flower, it has so much character.


  2. Love LOVE love!!! I am a clean and simple kind of girl! I love that this can be re-created with beautiful results! I can’t wait to get these working! Thank you so much for your inspiration!


  3. Beautiful cards, April! I love how you changed the three just slightly to make three beautiful but different cards!! Fantastic inkspiration!


  4. Such a stunning image, and the CAS style really showcases it. I love all 3 cards and especially how quick it can be to put together a message with a big impact. And perfect for so many kinds of occasions!


  5. I love a simple 2 color card with a splash of sparkle! Very pretty. These would be lovely together as a gift box… 1/2 gorgeous flowers and 1/2 masculine, maybe a car image. Thanks for the idea. Happy New Year!


  6. Black and white cards are always so elegant and beautiful, and this floral image lends itself perfectly to a CAS design. Love these!


  7. I like that you not only kept your cards CAS, but your post as well by making all 3 cards from the same stamp set. They are all very nice!


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