Clean and simple cards (CAS), what does that mean. Well, its the idea of making a relatively quick card without skimping. I’ve just completed the Altenew Clean & Simple Boutique card class presented by Jennifer Rzasa. There are six different lessons where various methods are reviewed in which to take a CAS card and elevate it, to give it some extra, without adding lots of extra time. Sometimes you just need to make a card at the last minute and the techniques shared in this class can help you spice it up.
My class card was designed around adding foil or embossing to a CAS card, lesson 3. I used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, Altenew Razzleberry and Frayed Leaf ink and silver glitter embossing powder. I started by stamping out variations of the flower layer to see which combinations of layers were pleasing to me. I also used these examples to help layout and develop my card design. Once I developed my card design, I started my stamping. As this is a clean and simple card, there isn’t much to explain. I stamped out my shaded flower in razzleberry and the leaves in frayed leaf. I stamped the outline images and sentiment with versamark and emobossed with the silver glitter embossing powder. The card looked a bit too simple to me, and the other class ideas are all fresh in my mind. I added some scoreboard lines to square up the card and used some watered down razzleberry ink to add some splatters. These additions really jazzed up the card and added that “WOW” look. Since I worked directly on an A2 card, there was no need to mount it.