We're starting a new feature on Gingersnap Creations showcasing clean and simple cards. And to celebrate, we're offering some blog candy. Read to the end of the post to find out more.
There are lots of ways to define the clean and simple (CAS) style and it will mean different things to different people. For me personally, a CAS card/project has one or more of the following attributes:
- a lot of white space
- minimal embellishments and layers
- a strong central image
- is easy to mass produce
The theme on Gingersnaps this month is Journeys and when I bought Travel Tickets by Invoke Arts at a rubber stamp convention this weekend, I knew they would be perfect for journey themed CAS cards. I stamped the images onto Fabriano watercolor paper with cocoa ink by Memento and applied different colored chalks with sponge daubers. I carefully cut around the images, mounted them onto a contrasting card stock and added a button embellishment.
My personal preference is to use a white or cream card base for my CAS cards. I often reach for Fabriano Medioevalis watercolor cards that I purchase by the box load from Dick Blick. For this trio of cards I used their reply folded cards which measure 5-1/4" × 3-3/8".
And now onto the blog candy.... We will be giving away this trio of cards, 6 more Fabriano cards and envelopes, a clear stamp from Studio Calico, some travel charms and an assortment of vintage embellishments to one lucky winner.
All you need to do to for a chance to win this fun little package is leave a comment stating your dream vacation destination. We will draw one lucky winner from the qualifying comments. Deadline: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at Noon Eastern Standard Time.
Thanks for visiting Gingersnap Creations and good luck!