Thursday 14 February 2013

CAS project : First Clean and Simple Card

Hey lovelies!

Happy Valentine's Day and wishing you a beautiful day ahead! I just found out about CAS card which means 'Clean and Simple'. I googled for the definition and found on simplylessismoore blog. Their CAS terms are:

Clean & Simple
A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.

White Space
An area of the card which has no image, layer or embellishment.
This can be any colour dependent upon the colour of the card blank.

OLC - One Layer Card - One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock.

Generally, from what I've read around the basic rules is the design, less embellishment and white space area.

I thought of joining the challenge to try out CAS card but just found out that the challenge theme for this week is music. For those who wanted to join, you can go to their blog. I made a CAS and OLC card tho' but without music element on it but with inspired song title. I don't think that will count .. hehe. 

So, I'm gonna enter CAS-sual Fridays challenge - CFC89. The theme is love song.

CFC89:  With the Grammys coming up in a few days, we thought it would be fun to have a song inspired challenge.  Choose a song you love, then create a CAS project that is inspired by it!

CAS-ual Fridays' CAS terms are :  
Clean. And. Simple.  |  uncluttered  |  lots of open *white* space |  one clear focal point

You can have color... embellishments...even a few well placed layers...
Your style can be graphic, fun, elegant or even vintage...
It all comes down to the design...
Clean. And. Simple. 

But because I use the OLC CAS theme to enter the challenge, I thought of trying one with only a layer of cardstock base and stamping. Here you go my very first CAS card with song title inspired by Blink 182 - I miss you. I'm not use to CAS card and I will need more practice to make CAS cards, hopefully can enter more challenges like this.

Submitted to : CFC89

I'm using my fav bird stamp (I can't recall the brand), DewDrop Multi-surface Chalk Ink VersaMagic Midnight Black, Missing you by Ali Edwards, my newly bought ZIG Memory System Wink of Stella (Black), corner puncher and purple cardstock. The card size is 10cm x 16.5cm.

I tried to ink the bird stamp using DewDrop Brilliance Lightning Black at first but the ink wont stick on the stamp so I change to the Midnight Black. Then I add on the black Wink of Stella pen on the image and words. They look very sparkly and I love the effect. Here's the close-up not sure if you can see the sparkle effect but in real life, it looks pretty. Now I'm thinking to get the other colours from this range...Ohh my my..

 Close-up : Sparkle effect

 Close-up : I Miss You

Feel free to share if you have any designs using the ZIG Memory System Wink of Stella pen. 
Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow! This is awesome for your first CAS challenge! You are a natural!! I love the shimmery, sparkle effect you achieved here! CAS but a big punch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Hi JQi, really love your blog. It's inspiring too!

  3. This is just so, so pretty and sparkly! What a great take on the challenge. SO glad you joined us!!

  4. Thank you lovelies - Angie Tieman, craftyanathirah and Dana. Hope I can create/join more :)