Clean and Simple

I’m not sure that I have an identifiable style, but whatever it is I do, it is generally NOT clean and simple.  Clean and simple (CAS) cards have few if any layers.  They use limited embellishment and generally have a lot of white space.

When Kellie came over last week, she brought a few photos she’d printed from various websites as inspiration.  Kellie really likes clean and simple cards, and  she showed me was THIS beautiful design from Ronda Camire.  It was such a pretty card that I had to give CAS a try.

Vintage Vogue Clean and Simple

  • Vintage Vogue Clear Mount Stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink pads
  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter in Chocolate Chip and Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol – Shimmer Spray
  • Scoring tool

I know, I know, it’s kind of a long supply list for a CAS card – but there’s only ONE color of card stock!!  And yes, I know they are Clear Mount stamps and I shouldn’t need the Stamp-a-ma-jig, but I stamped the sentiment in Pretty in Pink and we agreed it was kind of wimpy, so I had to line up the sentiment in Chocolate Chip.

Do you know that the Shimmer Paints are still available from Stampin’ Up! ??  I was planning on buying a case of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, $5.95) and keeping it in my fridge so it wouldn’t dry out.  I’m really pleased it’s been extended beyond the Holiday Mini catalog.  I was going to have to label it “Champagne” to get away with keeping it in the fridge.

If you somehow missed making Shimmer Spray, it’s as easy as can be.  Put a few drops – literally – of Shimmer Paint into a fine mist spray bottle and add ordinary household rubbing alcohol – my bottle holds 3 oz.  Shake and spray onto your projects for a subtle shimmery sparkle that doesn’t come off on your clothes, furniture, pets, or other items that shouldn’t shimmer.  You can add more Shimmer Paint if you prefer, but you get plenty of sparkle from just a few drops.  Not that we have to hoard it anymore!

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