I have a preface to share with you before getting to my card in this post.
CAS = Clean and Simple.I have been pondering this design style a lot over the past year or so. Honestly, I see quite range in the spectrum of CAS cards.Every time I think about this disparity I can’t help but I think of the following conversation from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Mr. Darcy: Tell me, do you and your sisters very often walk to Meryton?
Elizabeth Bennet: Yes, we often walk to Meryton. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people. In fact, when you met us, we’d just had the pleasure of forming a new acquaintance.
Mr. Darcy: Mr Wickham’s blessed with such happy manners, as may ensure his making friends. Whether he is capable of retaining them, is less certain.
Elizabeth Bennet: He’s been so unfortunate as to lose your friendship. I dare say that is an irreversible event.
Mr. Darcy: It is. Why do you ask such a question?
Elizabeth Bennet: To make out your character.
Mr. Darcy: What have you discovered?
Elizabeth Bennet: Very little. I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly.
Mr. Darcy: I hope to afford you more clarity in the future.
Is this merely newbie confusion on my part? Or are there a wide variety of opinions on the definition of what is truly CAS? Is there more clarity to be had? Or does it come down to shades of grey and matters of taste and opinion?
Having shared all of that, I’m happy to share this cheerful (CAS-ish?) card with you today.
For this card I did some ink blending, made my own stencil, used some patterned paper (which I bought in a shop in my mother’s hometown, Dunoon, Scotland) and used home made embossing paste. FUSION’s: French Twist and Casology’s: Music were the beginning of the inspiration for this card. I am very happy with the results and I am also going to play this second card over at Mixed Media’s Challenge # 11: Wings.
I am going to play this card over at Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimension
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