Friday, 5 May 2017

Very CAS

Good Morning.

A very simple, CAS card today.
For those of you that don't know what 'CAS' means it is a short form for Clean and Simple.
I love the style and it can be interpreted in many ways.
Today at Splitcoast, the challenge is to create a CAS card.  If that is our typical style, we are asked to dial it back even more.  
So, here's what I came up with.

I began by inking my heavy weight cardstock with Peacock Feather Distress ink and an inking tool.  Next, I placed the Peacock Feathers stamp into my Misti, sprayed with water and pressed onto the paper.  Since the Distress inks are water-based, the colour lifted to reveal this gorgeous image.
Simple right?  
I dried the piece with my heat gun then using my Misti again, stamped the sentiment from SSS and clear heat embossed it.  I added the black pearls for interest.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES/MASCULINE

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Peacock Feathers (Technique Junkies) Thanks (MFT)
Ink- Peacock Feathers DI (TH), Memento black
Paper- 120lb cardstock (bulk local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, clear eb powder, heat tool, black pearls, Mister (TH)


  1. Peacock Feathers is one of my favourite Distress Inks Karen, and I love what you have done with the water bleaching technique, and finished beautifully with the nice large sentiment and the two black pearls. x

  2. What a great look and what a great design done in those colors. I love the nice big sentiment you used on it too.

  3. What a wonderful result with this technique, Karen! I need to try it again as my last attempt was trash! Pretty feathers!

  4. Fabulous technique and wonderful card! The water leaves a lovely soft image and I really like the contrast of the black sentiment! xxx

  5. Your background seems extra ghostly today.

  6. Simply Beautiful Karen. I need to check out the challenge. TFS Hugs..

  7. So striking and such an eye catching technique x

  8. GORGEOUS love the peacock feathers and then the striking sentiment.

  9. love the bleached effect the water stamping gave, perfect match of ink and stamp :)

  10. Awesome card. Love the background peacock feathers along with the black sentiment. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.

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  11. Sounds easy and yours is fantastic, Karen, but when I tried it I was disappointed. Maybe my stamps were too small.

  12. Just brilliant, I love the card design! Love how simple you have embelished it. Thanks for joining us this month at LTCCB!