Three more "Clean And Simple" entries were emailed to me this past week for our March challenge. This technique is often referred to by card designers as CAS.
|happy together by Sue P.|
The first card to arrive this week was designed by Sue P. who won last month's Go Green challenge for best use of Dreamweaver product. I must have been hungry when it arrived because I immediately started smelling chocolate. (This is such a yummy looking edible color, Sue.) She paste embossed these running horses (stencil LL559) with the regular Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste (DEP) and after it was dry she repositioned the stencil onto the horses and applied a glue. Then she removed the stencil and sprinkled the design with her own mixture of three different colors of glitter to create this magnificent sparkling brown. She mentioned that as you move the card, the glitter's sparkle, makes it seem as if the horses are in motion. Gorgeous card Sue!
|Double Glitter by Joy H.|
The next card by Joy H. was done with the double glitter technique. It is stunning! Of course this technique is very popular with glitter lovers...and why not? ...it is definitely easy (SIMPLE) to do. My only reservation is... that when I do any glitter technique my work space ends up very messy. (NOT CLEAN) LOL!!! Just teasing, because this is most assuredly a CAS card, people don't realize how easy this technique is to accomplish. To do this very simple technique of "double glitter" it is best to take a natural soap like Hawaiian Handmade Soap (DHHS) and coat the back of the tree stencil (LJ849). All you need to do is rub it gently all over the back of the stencil. This way you needn't worry about the stencil sticking permanently to the double sided adhesive paper (MPDS). Next she removed one side of the protective coating paper on the "sticky" mounting paper and then positioned the soaped side of the stencil against this sticky surface of the mounting paper. To create the beautiful warm background she sprinkled a variation of orange colored glitters onto the stencil going from light to dark, starting at the bottom and going to the the top of the trees. To remove the stencil without bending it...she then turned her work face down (so the stencil is against the table hidden from view) and removed the paper from the stencil (rather than the stencil from the paper), this serves a two-fold purpose. First, she doesn't bend her stencil, but rather the sticky paper (which is very flexible) and secondly if there is any excess glitter it will fall against the table and not onto the sticky tree area which is now exposed and ready for the application of the brown glitter. Sprinkling the brown glitter onto the tree branches creates a beautiful CAS creation that any friend would love to receive. The last step is to remove the protective coating from the back side of the double sticky mounting paper and mount it onto the orange cardstock. Lovely card Joy!
|CAS heart with roses by Tiffany S.|
This last card using the rose and heart stencil (LL425)was sent to me by Tiffany S. and it is simply yet elegantly rendered! I am not sure how she achieved the embossed design...I am guessing it was either paste embossed with Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste (DGP) on black cardstock or she could have stenciled with any ink, removed the stencil and then sprinkled gold thermal embossing powder onto the image and heated with a heat gun. Whichever technique she chose it certainly translates as CAS. To finish the card she layered the colorful "rose" ribbon on top of the stark black doily (which it looks like she created by hand). This beautiful job of see-sawing back and forth with artistic contrast has created a wonderful CAS creation Tiffany.
We have another week before our challenge ends next Thursday, so you can submit as many creations as you would like. Just go to mr. linky below and link to your blog so we can come see how you have interpreted this CAS challenge. If you don't have a blog and would like to join us you can email me your creation at email@example.com and I will blog about it for you. Also take time to visit the Dreamweaver design team's blogs. Their names are listed at the end of this post just before mr. linky.