I'm sure you already had a look at our challenge "Clean up your act" - some of you have already played along. We love seeing your creations!
Well, I'm a fan of the CAS style. But like many of you, I usually use white card bases, especially for CAS cards. Today I want to show you ways to create clean but colorful cards - without a white card base.
Let's have a look at the first card:
The card base is dark teal - a color that I LOVE! Some speech bubbles are an easy way to create some eye movement on the card and still keep it CAS. I added some interest by using clothpins, holding the bubbles. Of course the bubbles could have been white - but wouldn't that be boring? Some neons pop! And by stamping the tweed pattern diagonal we got some more movement. Easy peasy!
Really - no matter what color you use - it's about adding some details without overloading your card. I often help myself by using wood veneers as an subtile accent - you should try that out!
The second card is a dark plum - a color I don't use often. Dark colors are completely out of my comfort zone, but I challenged myself. Dark card bases often seem very solid, it's challenging to give them a light feeling.
Next tipp: Use light and transparent materials like vellum or acetate. I stamped and embossed the flowers on vellum and colored them with distress stains. The white lines look great on a dark background. Some white stitching lines break up the massive dark plum background. Doesn't this card look friendly?
I hope I got you inspired! Now try this out and don't forget to play along in our current challenge - Simon says stamp is offering a 25$ voucher!
Here is a list of the supplies that I used: