Hello! Hope you have some fun weekend plans and can spend some time in your craft space.

Today’s card is a CAS card. CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple. A CAS Design has lots of white space, few layers and little or no embellishments.

My inspiration for this card was the Earthen Textures stamp set. I focused on stamping the images from the set, die cuttiing them with the coordinsting dies, and then I decided how I would preent them. My first design included a large Pecan Pie circle rather than the rectangle. I thought keeping the design more linear would add a nice contrast to the stamped images, and highlight the lines in the sentiment font. I was pleased with the outcome, and love the color inspiration.

So, let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • Cut a Thick Basic White cardstock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″ on the longer 8 1/2″ side.
  • The Pecan Pie cardstock rectangle is 2″ x 4″.
  • The Basic White rectangle mat layer is 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The Pretty Peacock cardstock square is 2 1/4″.
  • The Basic White square mat leyer is 2 3/8″.
  • The die cut elements are stamped with Pretty Peacock, Pecan Pie, and Wild Wheat ink.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Wild Wheat ink and die cut it using the tall vase die from the Earthen Textures Dies.
  • The cardstock rectangle and square are attached to the card front with glue.
  • The elements, including the sentiment are attached with Dimensionals.
  • I added a few Wild Wheat In Color Dots for some sparkle.

The inside of the card includes a sentiment from the Earthen Textures stamp set, along with a wheat stamped image that I stamped off once.

So, find a fabulous color combination, cut a shape or two, die cut a few elements, add your favorite sentiment and create something warm and contemporary!

… the only limitaiton is your imagination!

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