Friday, June 14, 2013

CAS card tutorial

I had quite a few people ask how I made THIS card so I thought I'd just take a few minutes and show you!From Millan.Net  The idea was not my original idea but here's how I create these type cards. 

I save my negative spaces from my diecuts/punches. These will act as your mask, so to speak. 

Once you choose which negative space you are going to use, I tape it down onto my card front using removable tape.

Next I sponge on the base color, in this case SU Soft Sky. Be careful not to get any ink on your card front--if you need to, place an extra sheet of scrap paper down. 

You can add as much or as little ink as you want for the effect you want. 

For an added touch you could use a fine point marker, like a copic multi-liner and outline the shape too. 

After the ink has dried then you can stamp your image onto the inked area. Leave your mask in place!! Here I used SU Old Olive, Su Tangerine Tango and SU Melon Mambo. The stamps are from TAC (which is no longer in business) Watercolor Plants--there are many silhouette stamps on the market now that would work perfect for this! 

For a different look, try stamping your stamp a few times without re-inking it--it will be lighter each time. You can add as many images or as few as you want until you achieve the look you want. Try staggering the height levels for a nicer look too!

Once all the ink is dried you can carefully take off the mask and voila'~ an easy CAS card! You can add punched butterflies if you want, a sentiment or just leave as is. 

Here's another card I created with the same inks, same stamps, just a different mask. 

Hope this helped explain how to create these type cards! If you create one, please share with me, I'd love to see it!!

Enjoy your day!

If all else fails-add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

stamps~ TAC Watercolor Plants, TAC Joyful Notes

ink~ SU Soft Sky, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Melon Mambo, SU Old Olive,
cardstock~ SU Whisper White, SU Melon Mambo
designer paper~
other goodies~ Martha Stewart punch


Cassie_lu said...

both cards look amazing and I really like how you created the depth in the cards with the stamp and stamp off metheds

Dawn said...

Great tutorial Danni. Glad you shared how. :) I was very curious and now I know. This looks great. I will be punching to make masks. lol.

Suzy said...

This is a great idea for those leftover negative shapes Danni. I love one layer cards for mailing. Helpful tips and beautiful cards!

Delphine said...

Beautiful cards and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing, Danni! hugs Delphine xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Gorgeous cards Danni!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards and great tutorials! I'm going to speed clean the house so _ can go try this!

June Houck said...

These are wonderful!

Donna said...

I did speed clean Monday and made a dozen cards with your technique for CAS. They are on my blog: Thanks!

Sassy Raggedy said...

How did I miss this post...I am going to try this because your card is beautiful...Hugz, joann

BeverlyBL said...

Saw you were the featured stamper on SCS. Congratulations. I love this style of card and appreciated the step by step. Thanks so much. Thought your cards were amazing.


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