What is a ‘CAS card’?
Harriet Keeble, Milton Keynes
Simonne says: CAS is an acronym for ‘Clean & Simple’, so a ‘CAS card’ is one that has a clean and simple design. These types of cards usually have large areas of ‘white space’ which allows the eye to be drawn to the focal point. (‘White space’ doesn’t have to be white per se – it is an area of the card which is left blank and can be any block colour). Products that are traditionally thought of as embellishments should be kept to a minimum, but more importantly, when used, they should form an integral part of the design rather than simply being an ‘embellishment’. To add detail without detracting from the main focal point, I used a stitched edge rectangular die to cut out the main panel. I stamped the confetti image from the SugarPea Designs: Celebrate All the Things stamp set multiple times using a rainbow of inks across the bottom. Heat embossing the sentiment in white onto black card contrasts well with the black die-cut SugarPea Designs: Celebrate word against the white background. To add subtle sparkle, I applied clear Wink of Stella to the ‘celebrate’ die-cut and added three carefully placed star sequins to finish the CAS design.
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