Saturday, 30 June 2012


After a really flat, sleepy week I made a couple of cards today...

They both fit with CASEStudy and CASual Fridays (two circles) and I'm also going to enter them into Crafty Ribbons (clean and simple). 

Neon washi - my new favourite toy!!

A couple of buttons attached with glue gel.

Three thank yous. 
Q:  When you use multiple cling stamps in a cluster like this do you put them all on one block and use it as one stamp or do you stamp each one individually? 
The middle stamp is one from a Docrafts Marie Curie set from a few years back and the other two are bananafrog stamps from different sets.  The middle stamp seemed a tiny bit thinner than the other two and I think, in hindsight, I should have stamped it seperately to make it look its best.

A peek at the leftovers jazzing up the inside of the card.

The black and white washi is actually cut in half.  At it's full width it would have been too wide so I stuck a length to a sheet of scrap paper and ran it through the guillotine.  I love that I am no longer scared of washi!!

Now I'm really confused about the term Clean And Simple. 
What does it actually mean? 
How clean? 
How simple? 
How much 'stuff' is allowed? 

I'm going to go ahead and enter them and see what you think...
comments on the cards and the whole Clean and Simple concept gratefully recieved!!


  1. wow that neon is..neon! Using stamps from separate sets.. I'd usually stamp them all together if possible, but it does mean not perfect images sometimes! I'm a huge perfectionist, and practice pretty much every step of everything i do lol so if it doesn't work out on the practice then I do them all separate.

    CAS.. who knows what it means! Lots of white space seems to be the main factor, I've seen a lot of cards that people describe as CAS which have lots of embellishments or features, but which have a lot of white space and so seem to be 'allowed'. This card is great, whether it's technically CAS or not.

    M x

  2. This is so funky and cool and definitely CAS. Love it! Where did you get your washi tape? I've been looking for some lately but haven't found anything like this. Very fun!

  3. Hello..your card is just perfect!! I like this statement for an explanation for clean and simple..... A CAS card is the cardmaking equivalent of the “little black dress.” It’s elegant, understated; it might have a bit of sparkle or interesting angles, but with the CAS card or the little black dress less is more. Found it here,
    It had a bit more info if you fancy a peek.
    Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS X Carol

  4. What a great way of using washi tape. I like the result! Thank's for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  5. Love your use of washi tape, great colours and patterns! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! xx

  6. Awesome card! Love how you used the washi tape and the buttons for circles! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Awesome neon! What a fun card! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!


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