Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CAS. Clean and Simple

Oh how I love that term. It just sounds so much fancier than "here's my easy-peasy" card. What made them so simple is that I stuck to just two colors. Many of you can match designer paper with no troubles at all but I struggle to achieve the right balance - of colors, patterns and solids.

In each of these cards though I did try and add a little something extra to make it "pop".

I added gel pen (shiny dots) to the scallop and then covered the ladybug (just colored with a tombow marker) in Crystal Lacquer.

Card Materials:
Stamps: Squiggle Ladybug
Papers: DCVW and Lilly Anna Soar with it Collection, Scallop punch, Tombow markers, gel pen, crystal lacquer

Pearls seem all the rage these days and I found some little ones at Michaels. The lighter butterfly is just a second generation of the first (ie. I didn't re ink my stamp after stamping the first butterfly so that I got a lighter one in the same palette).

Card Materials:
Stamps: Be Still, Butterfly Bits
Materials: Pink Bazzill paper, palette ink

All the supplies listed here can be found on my online shopping site but be sure to contact me if you ever want to order! The Angel Company has free stamps as a Gift with Purchase but I must place your order for you.

PSST! I'm still looking for Orna A. who won my last blog candy. Please contact me before 31 May or I'll have to send it to the runner up. Thanks!!


Barb said...

These are both just lovely! Love the POP of red on the ladybug, and the pearls on the butterfly are a really nice touch!

I like 'easy peasy'... it's cute :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the black gingham with the red ladybug...those two elements look GREAT together. Beautiful butterfly card too!

Lorie said...

What super cute cards! You do a great job with CAS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Chris! Your ladybug pops with the brigh red lacquer and white gel pen. Your pink gingham is gorgeous! You rock at CAS cards.

Maryvel said...

Hey Chris! I am glad we found each other! Wow it is nice to see what you look like! I had no idea we are the same age! Some how I thought I was dealing with someone older! LOL!! Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH Chris for the awesome, AWESOME service! I love my new TAC stamps! Thank you and take care! Keep in touch!

Silli said...

Hello Chris, your cards are so elegant, I love the colors and the sweet bug... The butterfly is fabby... Hav a good day... Big hugs from Silke