Monday, November 14, 2016

Can I CAS?

Clean and Simple (CAS) cards have not really been my strong suit. I find my eyes are most frequently drawn to complicated, heavily embellished or multiple layer projects. My inspiration boards on Pinterest definitely corroborate this! I started this batch of birthday cards during a crafting evening with friends, so I did not want to spend hours designing a card; I wanted to get crafting! So I tried my hand at CAS.

While I accomplished my CAS goal, these cards still took hours... although a lot of that was drying time after playing with making my green, yellow, and blue Brushos fireworks streaks!

Entered in:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge #168 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #135
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - November Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #176 - Explosion of Colour
Crafty Catz Challenge #346 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - November, Anything Patterned Paper
Create and Inspire Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #52 - Birthday
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #214 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #38 - November/Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Simply Papercrafts #40 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #256-257 - Anything Goes


  1. The background splash is amazing. Love the mix of colors and the messy look. Great job! Thanks for joining us at SSS Monday Challenge! Hugs, Macarena

  2. Stunning cards, love the colours in the background.

  3. Fantastic background. Love the way it shimmer. Thank you for playing a long with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck! Nick DT

  4. Great card - love the technique - - thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle challenge blog,
    Kristina - DT

  5. Oh how well I could relate to this post! I'm glad I'm not the only person who really struggles with clean and simple! I always take forever on my cards and the more layers, the better! So it was a real treat for me to see your project and to know that "simple" can be really stunning. These really are like mini works of art and I appreciate you showing me that a simple design can still really pack a punch! Thank you for sharing your work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

  7. Beautiful CAS card and awesome colors... Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge
    Zeljka DT xo

  8. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  9. Wonderful creation! I love choice of colours! Gorgeous technique!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November "ATG".

  10. Love the layers of patterned paper popping out and that splashing of colour is fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Sorry I am a little late in commenting on last months contributions ... but as they say, better late than never!
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine X DT