Tuesday, April 5

CAS Cards



A couple of 'Clean And Simple' (CAS) cards today.


The first is a touch of red for Less Is More challenge #9.


The red is Barn Door Distress Ink on a Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden stamp. It's an acrylic stamp which isn't usually happy with Distress ink, but I had already inked it with a chalk ink pad that was running out. I decided it wasn't dark enough and inked again with the Barn Door colour without cleaning in between. The result of all this was much better coverage with the Distress Ink.


The second stamp is an old DoCrafts one that hasn't seen the light of day for a very long time. Black ink was too dark and in the end I went for VersaMagic Ocean Depth, I do like my chalk inks!


Challenges:

Less Is More #9 - A touch of red

Creative Cottage #36 - White/blank space


My second CAS card is for the Daring Cardmakers challenge which is to use one of the flowers for April - either Daisies, Sweet Peas or even both.


I found this ancient DoCrafts stamp lurking with the one I used on the card above. It's stamped lots of times in Versafine ink along with a message from a Cardmaking and Papercraft free stamp set. I've coloured just one flower with Wild Honey and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.


Challenges:

Daring Cardmakers - April's flower

Allsorts #97 - Blooming blossoms

Oldie But A Goodie #16 - Anniversary



** Kate **

24 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Two fabulous cards kate - love the images
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this month
Lisa x

Julia Dunnit said...

They're lovely Kate - that Pink Paislee stamp is really delicious - such detail. Great way to discover a good way to make the DI work...consider it a top tip and thanks you for sharing!

Julia Dunnit said...

They're lovely Kate - that Pink Paislee stamp is really delicious - such detail. Great way to discover a good way to make the DI work...consider it a top tip and thanks you for sharing!

Suze Bain said...

Two lovely cards. Great red foliage stamp and love the daisy one too. x

Lynda said...

Two wonderful cards - I love how you've made a focal point of just one of the daisies too! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

sasa said...

Love that first card - just great how you chose blue for the script - it really pops! Love it. Fab stamp too - sometimes an old one is perfect - like here!

Sarah

Lythan said...

thanks for the tip about using distress inks and clear stamps. And I adore that one coloured in daisy centre in your second card it works so well. Thanks for playing along with Daring Cardmakers this week :)

Chrissie said...

Your touch of red in the first card is perfect.. thanks for the tip about inking clear stamps... they sometimes pose problems!
Super card. Thanks for joining us.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Two lovely cards, but I do love your first one the most. Hugs Rita xx

Mandi said...

Hi Kate
Love our touch of red card, its super
thanks so much for entering, greta to see you
mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Love your arty CAS card and Barn Door works so well with it too

Kathyk

brenda said...

Two lovely cards Kate.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Suzi B said...

All great cards but my fav is the first one ... gorgeous!
Sue B x

Zuzana Obert said...

Oh, these cards are soooo elegant. I love them! Thanks for playing along with The Daring Cardmakers this week.

Zuzana x x

Jo said...

These are both lovely Kate, very elegant and stylish. Jo x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet and lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

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TAM said...

Two fabulous cards - thanks for the inspiration

Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing at the Creative cottage last challenge white space hugs Rebekah xx

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards, love the 'off the page' red image on your LIM card.I've found that using two different inks works on difficult clear and ordinary stamps and cardstock as well.
hugs
Heather xx

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards...but my personal face is the first one!

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

massofhair said...

I really love to use Distress Inks with acrylic stamps as i like how they don't always give a crisp image. I sometimes like my card to look a little grungy...

Your two cards are really very cool and loving your images:-)

Zafran ali said...

just great how you chose blue for the script - it really pops!I Love it.I like ur so impressive work...
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Francesca said...

Fantastic creation , I love the colours and details.

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca