ATS&M Challenge #49 is the ever popular CAS (Clean and Simple). CAS is a hot trend in card making right now and one that I had struggled with for a bit, but am finally feeling more comfortable with it. For those of you who aren't familiar with CAS, it means that the card has a clean design with limited embellishments and lots of white space (white space can be a color other than white, but is generally not DSP or other busy patterns) and the image or sentiment is the main focal point and really stands out as part of the design. This is an easy card that I could easily mass produce with the rest of the stamps from this set and send to a friend as a gift. The overall size is 4" square.
I used a retired SU hostess stamp set for this cute little elephant (inked up with my markers to get the different colors). I did add the tiniest of rhinestones to the middle of the flower and embossed the white frame with the clouds texture folder (one of my favorites right now). I used my circle Sizzix dies to make the cut out area around my image.
Hope you enjoyed this card and that I've inspired you to join us this week at ATS&M. If you would like more inspirations there is a whole bunch of it from our other talented DT members. To visit the challenge site and then each of their blogs you just need to click here to get started.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D