Monday, July 13, 2009

Clean and Simple Cards with Ephemera

It's time to share share a few more clean and simple (CAS) cards with you. Last month I made a trio of cards with a vintage feel using a single stamped image. I wanted to keep with the vintage feel and when Shar wrote a great post about collage resources last week, I decided to make some CAS cards using found items and ephemera.

The first card uses an old rusty key purchased from Collage Closet that is embellished with a rhinestone and ribbon. The key is adhered to a chipboard heart covered with a scrap from a German dictionary purchased from Found Elements. All this is mounted onto a silver paint chip from the hardware store.

There is some stamping on the next two cards! The card on the left uses an image from Invoke Arts (Funky Houses) stamped onto a dictionary page, washed with blue ink and embellished with a stamped bingo chip from Collage Closet.

The final card on the right uses an image from Teesha Moore's stamp collection called Zettiology and is mounted onto a bingo card from ARTchix Studio.

Why not dig through your stash of ephemera or hunt for some items at a local flea market and use them to make a quick and easy card? It's fun and is sure to bring a smile to the face of the person receiving it.


  1. these are awesome. so clean & simple yet say so much. i love em!


  2. These are absolutely stunning! What great CAS cards and with such style too! I love the way you showcased the ephemera but maintained a beautiful unified design!

  3. you can get clean and simple and trash to treasure blend so well! Very inkspiring!

  4. Incredible indeed. Gerrie said it all.

  5. thanks for the help...sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees.


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