Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ali's Angle: Clean & Simple

Splitcoaststampers have started a new challenge on Mondays called - Clean & Simple Cards. Their definition of clean and simple (CAS) is:

"A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of "open space". It uses little or no embellishments. Any techniques should be the old standard everyday kind like sponging, distressing and piercing. Limit the number of tools you use. Any colored images should be small and quick. Don't go overboard on tons of punches and embossing. CAS cards should be easy and quick."

I'm really addicted to this challenge and find that a clean, uncluttered card is a great way to clear my mind at the beginning of the week. Here are a few of the cards I've made for the challenge so far:

The 3 trees card above was made for the challenge to include a button on your CAS card. The challenge that inspired the Zinnia card below was to use a punch on your project.

Finally, a CAS color challenge inspired this butterfly card.

Why not clear your mind this week by making a clean and simple card!

Stamp credits:
Card 1: Trendy Trees (Stampin' Up!)
Card 2: Open Zinnia (A Muse)
Card 3: Silhouette Branch (Memory Box), Essence of Love (Stampin' Up!)


  1. These are completely yummy, Ali! I love this approach! Great cards. Thanks for sharing!


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