Monday, March 18, 2013

CAS Silhouettes

Hello friends!  It's Cathy here with several clean and simple cards to share with you today. Many talented stampers, like our fearless leader, Korin, have mastered this technique and seem to effortlessly create such gorgeous CAS cards.  I, on the other hand, seem to struggle with this technique.  I always want to fill that white space with more layers or embellishments.  LOL!  BUT...Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' line of silhouette stamps have helped me tremendously with this style...love how quick and easy these can be used to create beautiful CAS cards.  For my samples today, I used the newly released clear stamp set, Nature Silhouettes 2...LOVE this set!


For this card, the frame was masked and the grass and clouds were sponged on.  The other images were then stamped using London Fog and Onyx Black inks.   Couldn't resist adding the piercing and the twine!



Strokes of Distress inks were brushed on watercolor paper before stamping the images and the sentiment.  Easy Peasy!



A CAS Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers provided the inspiration for this card.  Some gradient sponging was done on a panel before cutting it into three sections.  Clouds were sponged on the background and the music score was stamped.  The sentiment was stamped on the middle section.  The Birds and Feather dies were used to add the contrasting elements.


The ultimate inspiration for this technique comes from God's glorious creation and this stamp set perfectly reflects that.  Hope you've been inspired to try your own CAS creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathy

3 comments:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cathy, you rocked the CAS cards! Lovely!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! Love your cards so much!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful CAS designs....the silhouettes are all sooo pretty and I love how you added the music score in the background!!!!