Clean & Simple doesn't have to mean white…

Hello Lovelies,

I don’t know about you but the more CAS I try to make a card the more intimidated I feel; give me bright colours and an excess of flowers and/or sparkly things and I am in my element but CAS isn’t my natural instinct. It was only recently that I realised that CAS doesn’t have to mean white. It might sound so simple, but it was honestly a game changer for me.


I thought these little images from Altenew’s Way Too Sweet stamp set would make the perfect focal point on a very CAS design. I embossed a selection of them onto some watercolour paper in white super fine by WOW!

I coloured each of them using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers on some and I used pencil crayons to colour in the others.

I fussy cut each one out and then put a layer of glossy accents on, which I think steps them up a notch; they become more of an embellishment rather than a simple coloured image.



I added a panel of pastel cardstock on 9 C6 card blanks, leaving a white border around each side. I embossed a couple of the sentiments from the set onto the same pastel cardstock and cut them out with a metal ruler and craft knife.

I just added an image and sentiment strip onto each card with foam tape to add some dimension and these cards were done!


I still had 3 of my little images and sentiment strips so I decided to change the design up a little for these last ones; I used a couple of brighter coloured card blanks that I had got in my stash.

Once the image and sentiment strip were in place I wasn’t feeling it at all; something was just not quite right. I decided to add a thin white border and this just finished off the design brilliantly.

I added my last image to a white card blank and just glued some strips of the pastel cardstock down the side and I was happy with that one too.


So I had made TWELVE cards in no time at all really. There is definitely one huge advantage to making CAS cards: they are so much quicker to put together!


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  • Craft UK C6 card blanks & envelopes
    • white
    • bright primary
  • Unbranded pastel cardstock
  • The Works watercolour paper
  • Altenew Way Too Sweet stamp set
  • Versamark
  • WOW! embossing powder – white super fine
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers – various colours
  • Arteza Artist Grade Colouring Pencils
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Unbranded double sided foam tape
  • Craft knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Plastic T-Square ruler
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen

2 Comments Add yours

  1. natashavacca says:

    I love these! Amazing CAS design! Beautifully done!!!!! 💛

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    1. Thank you very much sweet friend! 💗🍦

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