CAS (Clean and Simple) cards are very popular, but sometimes so hard to create. At least for me. I decided to share one using the new Iris Garden stamp set.
The first step is to create the embossed background. I used the Frames Using Embossing Folders and Dies technique with a Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Spellbinders’ Big Scalloped Ovals LG. I cut my template smaller than the card size which gave a nice border around the edges that did not emboss.
The single Iris image was stamped in the center of the oval frame and colored with Copic Markers. A glue pen was used to add Lemonade glitter to the center and Starfire glitter to the petals and leaves.
One of the reasons CAS cards are so hard is that you have to hold yourself back from adding too much. For me that is very hard because I am always thinking of one more thing I could add. I did make this two layers of white on white. Then I had a big debate if I should just have the image or to add a bow.
Here is the same card with a bow added. The spouse said “no bow”. My stamping buddy said “definitely a bow”. Now it is your turn. Leave a comment sharing your thoughts on this.