Can you believe I've never played along with Splitcoaststamper's Clean and Simple (CAS) weekly challenge? They've played 179 times without me, but I'm not letting another one go by!
This week's challenge is a sketch challenge based on this card by Darsie:
I used a retired Stampendous snowman and a Papertrey sentiment.
Ever since CASology started (have you made a CAS fruity card for this week's challenge yet?), I've been participating in a lot (A LOT) of discussion about the definition of Clean and Simple.
While there is some gentle disagreement about layers, and colours and embellishments, one thing pretty much everyone agrees on is white space. It's called white space in design, but it doesn't have to be white. There should just be enough space around your focal image to let it breathe.
After discussion with the CASology design team last week, Melissa came up with this list of guidelines for CAS cards, and posted it at CASology.
One thing I know for sure, is that CAS is just one style of cardmaking and design. There are many, many different styles and they all have their own beauty and require different skills. I love CAS, but I love other styles as well - what about you?
I am new to card making and can't help but admire the CAS style -- which is not as simple to create as one might think. Thank you Ardyth and CASology,too, for posting the CASology Checklist.ReplyDelete
I think for this card CAS should stand for CUTE and simple!ReplyDelete
This is such a fab CAS design! I love the image you've used and the glittery snowflakes look great!ReplyDelete
Such a cute little snowman, basking in the snow! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
I find that CAS is the most contraversial of all the styles, as you say, with people gently disagreeing on what constitutes a 'true' CAS design. Personally I don't think it's necessary to be strict, but I know there are some purists out there who would gently disagree :)
I am a CAS girl, but I do love the vintage/shabby chic style but I'm absolutely rubbish at trying to create it myself!
I love this card, Ardyth! Almost makes me want to make another Christmas card in July. Almost. But I will definitely be casing this design.ReplyDelete
This is sooooo cute!ReplyDelete
You do rock the white space ... love the positioning of your snowman ... awesome card.ReplyDelete
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Snowman and bling? Too cute.ReplyDelete
In a word - adorable! That's such a cute snowman, and I love the sparkly snowflakes!ReplyDelete
I love the CAS style but I'm not a stamper so I'm glad CASology did not limit entries to one layer cards. Yours are all gorgeous and I aspire to be able to do the same but with cut out images.ReplyDelete
Love your adorable snowman!! The snow"flakes" add so much texture. Fabulous one-layer CAS card!!ReplyDelete
Love this sweet image! That wee blue/grey line along his right side really gives him some dimension.ReplyDelete
Great guidelines. I also think that lots of white space and one main image are definitely what make a card clean & simple.
Beautifully simple. The placement of the snowman, the definition and the sbowflakes makes for a perfect design.ReplyDelete
Hey, a little late, ok a lot late, but that's our snowman, not Inkadinkado's. Thanks for sharing with this cool friend, we miss him!ReplyDelete