Thursday, 16 July 2015

CAS Cards - Mixed Media style

Hello crafty friends,

How are you all today?
Its mid month and the design team have revealed their interpretations of this months challenge - Anything but square or rectangle. You can read more about the challenge here.
Have you linked your creation yet?

Through the rest of this month, the team has decided to showcase CAS cards. CAS stands for Clean and Simple. This means a card with lots of empty space, minimal layers or embellishments, in other words uncluttered.

CAS is definitely out of my comfort zone, but once I started, found it hard to stop. Today, I'm sharing three cards from the lot I made, hopefully managed to find a balance between CAS design and my love for mixed media art.

 
For all my cards, the background was created by using gesso + white sand texture through a stencil. Gesso ensures that the texture paste gets a bright white color on drying to match the white card stock.  
 On this one, as there is a contrast already between the texture paste and kraft card stock, no paints were needed, just some embellishments. 

On this card, the tiniest amount of watercolors were used through a waterbrush to infuse some color before embellishing with gold stars, title and vellum snowflakes.

I usually make a few card bases together and experiment with different techniques and color combinations. One such piece of card stock was used to cut the three Christmas trees and another such piece was used to mat the card on.The words have been heat embossed with gold embossing powder after stamping with versamark watermark stamp pad.

Thank you for visiting us today. 

Don't forget to check back in a couple of days for more CAS card creations from the rest of the team.

Cheers,
Kripa

Products used from the Lulupu store:

 

21 comments:

  1. You are so comfortable with texturing it looks gorgeous on all your creations Kripa!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  2. Three beautiful cards, Kripa.. :)

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  3. I loved your Mixed media CAS cards Kripa !

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  4. Beautiful cards Kripa !! I especially loved the Kraft and texture card !!

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  5. awesome cards Kripa!! lovedd them!

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  6. Kripa hats off to you for such an amazing job with mixed media to make CAS cards!

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  7. Hi Kripa, Beautiful cards, i love it. I like your Mixed media CAS cards that is beautiful Pattern Card
    creation. thanks for share with us nice cards.

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  8. Kripa , these cards are fabulous! I loved the texture on each one! They olook amazing! Done with ease and perfect! :)
    Suchi xx

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  9. Awesome cards Kripa!! Love them!!!!

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  10. Super Nice cards Kripa, makes me feel like making some christmas cards myself :) I loved the way you have used simple textures to add the extra punch :)

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