Friday, October 22, 2010

CSSDT Alumni CAS Blog Hop

Welcome!!   Here we are for another fun blog hop by the StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni.  This hop is all about Clean And Simple (CAS) cards.  You know the ones....they have a lot of white space and usually only have one layer.  It's not as easy as it sounds, but it really makes for great cards. Give it a try yourself, and then post your cards to the CAS thread in the StampTV Forum.  

Here at the details for this hop:
  • Your design must be CAS - Clean And Simple: lots of white or open space with one main focal point
  • One image
  • One sentiment
  • One layer card - your card base plus only one more layer
  • Embellishments - you can use any number of embellishments you want, but they all must be the same color
If you've come from Carolina's blog you're in the right place.  If not, you'll want to go back to the beginning and see all the gorgeous projects the design team has created.


For my first card I really wanted to keep very simple.  I thought about all the backgrounds I could have created, yet, nevertheless, I decided to let the stamp stand alone.  I think I'd like to enhance on this if I do it again.  


 CS:  GKD PL White.  Stamps:  "Seeds of Kindness" by Gina K.  I used copics to color the image and my one layer is the Fancy Tags where I stamped my sentiment.  The bling is from my stash.  


For my second card, I did a little more, yet it was sooooo easy to create.

I inked one of the new Tim Holtz EF with Distress Ink "Pine Needles" and then embossed it on a portion of the card.  Next I stamped the buck in Memento Rich Cocoa and for fun stuck a red sparkle on what might be his nose.  I then stamped the sentiment in Distress Ink, "Victorian Velvet".  


CS:  GKD PL White.  Stamps:  GKD "Life is Good" by Theresa Momber and "Festive Frame" by Melanie Muenchinger. 


Now hop on over to the very talented Deb Felt's blog and see her fabulous creations.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend.  

Cheri

26 comments:

Giovana said...

Both cards are great Cheri!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Cheri! I love the simple beauty of the first and the embossed image on the second! Great designs!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS!!! Love them both!!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Cheri! Your coloring on the first card is amazing! And I love those embossed trees and the design of your second card! Well done!

tlgirl353 said...

Cheri- I really like both of them. Hee hee- love the red nose!!!!

Lori said...

You sure make it look easy! Beautiful cards Cheri!!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Great cards! Love the embellishing.

Carolina said...

What darlin' cards Cheri! Love how you hung the planter on the first and your Christmas card is delightful!

JaniceAileen said...

Oh, Cheri! Those cards are so stinkin' cool! LOVE what you did with the embossing folder and the plant is colored beautifully! GREAT job!

Kray said...

These are so very pretty!!!

Kay S said...

Great cards, Cheri! Love the clean simplicity of the first card and the second one is fabulous. Those trees are amazing and I like the playful addition of the "Rudolph" nose on your deer.

Melanie said...

great cards Cheri!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Cheri! I love the the soft, subtle coloring of the first card alot!

Jennie said...

Wow Cheri! Love the clean design on the first one and the Rudolf card is just perfect!!! Great job on the CAS challenge :o)

joy said...

Both are great cards - I love the pine trees with the reindeer! Cute touch on his nose!

Lagene said...

Sooo pretty, love the whitewashed look on the trees!

Kary said...

Cheri, both cards are lovely! I love the subtle colouring on your first card, and the embossed trees in your second card, the sentiment & that cute red-nosed reindeer!

Becky said...

Cheri these are lovely.

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful cards.
Chrissie

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossed tree technique. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stamping on the second one! And the trees are gorgeous! TFS

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

You did such a great job, what beautiful cards, love the CAS on the first and how you embossed the second. Lovely.

Marion G said...

Love the CAS format. Great examples

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, I wouldn't change anything about your first card...it's beautiful just the way it is. And I love the sentiment with the image. The second card is fantastic and dupes one into thinking it's layered and complicated...and it is gorgeous. TFS

Moments by Marla said...

Gorgeous cards and very inspiring.

Georgei said...

Beautiful cards that you did I like that frist one very pretty

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