Saturday, October 20, 2012

CAS for OCC


Greetings everyone,

It's time again for another challenge at Our Creative Corner.  Meihsia Liu is our hostess again this week and she wants us to make a Clean and Simple Kitchen project this week.  So all in the interest of being a good team sport, I set out to make as close to CAS as I could get.  I severely restrained myself and kept it as plain as I could bear to make it.  I created my vintage Thanksgiving postcard with PhotoShop Elements and relied on dry embossing for my impact.  The flower was left over from last week's round fall wall hanging and I thought it gave just enough interest to the twine bow without getting too fussy.

Okay, here's my dirty little secret...this piece sat on my desk for a day and finally I couldn't stand it any more.  I broke down and pulled off the white embossed panel and stamped and glittered the orange panel.  I also distressed the edges a bit.  I felt much better about the card then, especially after I added the leaves and the seasonal Chit Chat stickers :)
 
What do you think?  Which version of the card do you prefer?  I thought you might like the vintage image to use on a project too so feel free to help yourself.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Now it's time to hop on over to Our Creative Corner to see what the team over there came up with to inspire you to make a Clean and Simple paper craft project.




19 comments:

Barb Cady said...

I must admit I prefer the second one, it just has that 'little something extra' that pulls the eye. A beautiful card and thank you very much for the image, I shall have a go using it! x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Linda, I prefer the 2nd image too. I like the sparkle and greater dimension with leaves. It has more va va voom! I love the way the twine sits in corrugated folds. Finally I have found out what CAS stands for! I had googled its meaning to no avail recently. Nicola x

joy said...

Both cards are great; but I love the second one best. CAS is not my favorite style; but I do make CAS cards sometimes. The additions you made to the card really did enhance the overall design, in my opinion! Thanks for the cute Thanksgiving image, too.

Michelle Webb said...

Ooo gorgeous I love it. I love that postcard sooo much. Michelle x

butterfly said...

Yup... I'm for the second - but like you, I struggle with CAS!! Gorgeous sharp colours, and I love what you've done with the string and corrugated card - so clever! Thanks so much for the freebie too!
Alison x

Linda B said...

Hahaha... Linda, you're priceless... I totally agree. I can never make a CAS card I truly like. I suppose we were just born to layer!!! LOVE your second creation, although the first is also beautiful... just not full of those heavenly extras.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh.....I love them BOTH, but I have to admit, the second one with the little leaves & words (which I just got and LOVE) is my favorite. So it may not be technically CAS but I still love it! THanks for the image, too!

Conniecrafter said...

I didn't mind the plain orange background but I do love the addition of the leaves and sayings!
Very cool image, thanks for sharing!

HappyCrafter said...

You are hilarious! I always love your projects, they always give me good ideas and are very inspiring, but I have to say CAS is not really your thing LOL! Both versions are lovely, the second one is the best. Enjoy your weekend :-)

marda said...

I guess I'm going to add to the vote with #2.. love both versions, but the second has all the extras that make it my 1st choice!

Pam said...

I like both cards, but I love the 2nd one. It's just more "you". Lov ethe additions you made. I think it's hard to make CAS cards, especially vintage ones.

Anita Houston said...

CAS is not my thing, so you know I love the latter! More pleasing to my eye! Great digi image as well.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I liked the first one....but i LOVED the second version. So much more visually appealing. I'm not a huge CAS fan. Sometimes the cards work, and sometimes they just look nekkid to me. LOL. I love the leaf cluster on the second card...and the glittered stamping is elegant. I love your work, Linda...clean and simple or funkie! LOL

Lisa M said...

So it's official then? Thanksgiving dinner at your house??? Sweeet! Just let me know the time and I'll bring the wine. :D)
Gorgeous CAS Kitchen Linda. Who would of thought to drape twine through the grooves of corrugated cardboard...OH, that's right...YOU! I love that idea!!
hugs,
Lisa xx

Julie said...

This is fabulous Linda!! Gorgeous design with this vintage image!! Juliexx

Wanda H said...

They are both wonderful!!! But I do like the extra kick your additions gave to the card!!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Linda - The second card is my favorite too ;) I always love your work!
Blessings,
Michelle

Meihsia Liu said...

Both cards are lovely. Your works are always amazing... :)

Yvonne Garner said...

I would need to pick number two, though they are both gorgeous. CAS is hard. Sometimes I just feel I need to add more! Thanks for sharing the clip art! Best wishes, Yvonne

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