Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Flower Challenge - CAS 3rd birthday!

Clean and Simple, a.k.a. CAS design is my favorite style, but often, my opinion of the amount of 'white space' can differ from other's.  In any case, I surely wanted to celebrate The Flower Challenge's 3rd birthday


I feel that white space can have a bit of interest - my favorite way to add it is with texture, which I've done with my favorite SU embossing folder.  Doesn't it provide the most wonderful backdrop for my *Mondo Amaryllis


I've used the coordinating die to inlay the Copic colored image, but lifted just a few petals.  Leaving just one half-inch of the card base plain adds a bit of interest too, don't you agree?  No embellishments, no patterned paper, a simple die-cut sentiment - this says CAS to me!  OH and plenty of white space!

Happiest birthday, TFC!!  Cheers to 20 more!!  xx
=]  Michele

Sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio:  Simple Joy stamps, and dies - still on sale!!

*NOTE: for a fabulous how-to on Copic coloring this magnificent Amaryllis, watch Mindy Baxter's video on the EH YouTube channel - linked here. 

23 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such an interesting topic of what is CAS Michele...And clearly I am no expert....I love the white space that is textured and I know CAS purists would prefer it not to be but I think it adds so much interest and texture and really does not detract from that beautiful amaryllis (I believe it enhances it) ....The amaryllis happens to be my favourite flower x.
A stunning card, so pretty and a stand out card for me x.

Linda Callahan said...

Be still my heart.....that is one of the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen! Wowza!

Rachelle Oltean said...

As usual...you have devised a seemingly simple (yet brilliant) technique with the inlaid floral and pulled it off flawlessly! This has given me so many ideas that I filled up 3 pages in my sketchbook! Awesome job! : )

Bonnie said...

This amaryllis looks like it's growing out of the page! WOW! Such beautiful coloring! Love the embossing with the play strip to make it show off better! Fantastic CAS card, my friend!

Julie Ebersole said...

Amaryllis . . . THUD!!!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous! with so much texture and dimension, Michele. Love the coloring and the raised petals. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

TK said...

Beautiful, Michele, and your texture adds a TON of interest (not that your gorgeous flower doesn't)!

Lisa Elton said...

Ummm, excuse me, but THIS needs to be put in a frame!!! WOWZA girl, your coloring on this is stellar!!

Trina P. said...

Agree, Michele... CAS should have a bit of interest and the subtle texture with some raised areas are perfect. Beautiful card.

Barb Ghig said...

This card screams CAS, Michele! This is my fave embossing folder too...it's so elegant, which is why it works so well with your Amaryllis! Love your gorgeous color palette, too!
Thanks for sharing the link to Mindy's video :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's stunning!! I don't care whether it's classed as CAS or not... I think it is and I love your style... The flowers are wonderful

Jeanne said...

This is gloriously beautiful, Michele. What a little masterpiece. Your coloring is fantastic. Wow. And I adore that background. The texture is subtle but perfect. You are a master card designer. I don't know about CAS and what makes it. I do know what my eyes like and they think this is amazing! Thank you SO much for sharing. Hugs!

Birgit said...

this is stunning and yes, so full of interest considering the white space you used. Love the idea of keeping a strip of plain with the textured card stock and lifting just the petals of the flowers is genius. This is Ah-Mazing!

Marcia Hill said...

This definitely says CAS to me and I happen to be head over heels in LOVE with that SU! Subtle EF, so it totally works for me! And your flower is just STELLAR Michele...perfection with your coloring!! This whole card just screams winner, WINNER to me!! :0)

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE your coloring of that flower and you are KILLING me by showing me that darn embossing folder. Now I NEED it!!

lostinpaper said...

This is absolutely beautiful my friend, no on does embossing folders like you! And the flower is coloured to perfection, a gold star for this one!

Cat Craig said...

wow gorgeously colored Michele. Time for some chicken I'd guess.

Unknown said...

It's definitely a CAS card, Michele ! And what a stunning one! Love that you partially inlaid the beautiful amaryllis ! I thought you used a textured cardstock. The embossing folder is a must-have!

Viv said...

Gorgeous CAS card and the flowers look fabulous too in those bright colours Michele.Thanks for the best wishes for our 3rd birthday and thanks for sharing your card with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;)hugs Viv xx

Patti said...

Hello sweet friend how I have missed you and your inspiring creations!! This flower is spectacular!! your coloring of it is nothing less than AMAZING!!!

Great big (((HUGS)))

Sharron said...

CAS perfection! Love the touch of texture and your absolutely amazing coloring! That flower is SO gorgeous!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this mf....gorgeous CAS
Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge. :) Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the SU embossing folder too, Michele! It adds subtle texture and keeps the card CAS. Your Amaryllis looks exquisite! I don't have Copics but you inspired me to watch the Mindy's video. And "Yes" for leaving the half-inch card base plain! :-)
Hideko xx