Oct 182010

Got to play along in another Splitcoaststampers challenge today, the Clean & Simple (CAS) Challenge #89.

Heather Telford (Heather T on Splitcoaststampers) is a master at clean and simple and elegant creations.  It is always such a treat to visit her blog “Bits and Pieces”, and it is from there that the idea for this card was inspired.

To make the rectangular background panels, I first made a mask with one of the dies from the Nestabilities “Long Classic Rectangles Small” set.

Once two rectangles had been cut out of the masking paper, it was placed on the cardstock.

The inks were sponged on:

First:  More Mustard covering the entire rectangular areas with ink.

Second: Really Rust around the entire edges.

Third: Basic Black on select areas around the edges.

(It is critical to make sure that your masking paper is large enough to cover all or most of the card front so that ink does not get anywhere except in the intended cutout areas while sponging.)

Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Crafting!


Stamps: SU! “Home Is Where the Haunt Is” (Retired) and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White”

Inks: SU! More Mustard, Really Rust and Basic Black; Copic Multiliner

Accessories: Nestabilities “Long Classic Rectangles Small” and Puffy Satin Ghost Ribbon

30 Responses to “BOO! A CAS Sketch”

  1. Oh Susan, I LOVE this! What a fabulous idea to create a template for sponging, and I love the hand-drawn frame! Awesome!!

  2. This is simply FABULOUS, Susan! I really love it!!

  3. I love it Susan. The sponged areas are perfect and the trees overlapping too. Thanks for your kind words and a link. I am glad I inspired you; I know I’m always inspired when I drop in here.

    You even went a bit further and gave a tutorial, I have been asked by quite a few people to do that and I just haven’t got round to it.

    Really nice job.

  4. OMG…this is so cool! I love the window masking…the colours and the tree, and OMG that ghost is the icing on the cake! Awesome CAS card!!

  5. It doesn’t get better than this Susan! Fabulous creation. Love the technique and the little ghost is so cute and is the perfect touch!

  6. Loved the card! So simple, but so striking. Now I’m off to check Bits and Pieces! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  7. Oh my gosh, Susan, this is so totally adorable! I love that little ghost . . . way too cute!

  8. Susan, this is so adorable and I love how clean and simple it is…sometimes, we think we have to have tons of layers, embellishments, etc. when a card such as this simply proves us wrong. I love this halloween card…great job!

  9. Adorable! Thanks for the link to Heather’s site! You’re right, she’s awesome! Is that a May Arts ghostie I spy?

  10. Susan, that’s absolutely darling! Gorgeous reverse masking. I wish I could make CAS cards. They are so hard for me, but yours looks amazing!
    Hugs and smiles

  11. Susan you are so clever, I {adore} your ghosts!!

  12. Oh wow what a great technique, love the results, the ghost is cute …or I mean scary too 🙂

  13. Oh my gosh, Susan — I love this card! It’s simple but so beautiful!

  14. What a great Halloween card and love your technique on the rectangles. Super. PAT

  15. I love this Susan!! Look how clever you are! 🙂 Thanks for teaching too!

  16. Ooooh, this is FABULOUS, Susan!!! I just love how you used the template to create your sponges areas and the doodles frame looks sooo awesome!!! I’ve got to give this a try!!!!

  17. Oh, Susan, I LOVE this clean and simple design! It has real staying power when it comes to style!

  18. Susan, I know whenever I visit your site I will be inspired – going to try this sponging technique on some ivory Twinchie Squares!

  19. This is amazing. I love the way you added the color onto the white. Gives it such a striking look.. Great card..

  20. Fabulous card, Susan! Great idea on creating a template! Love the little ghost! 🙂

  21. Love this – CAS perfection! And that ghost is too much fun!

  22. That is a GREAT card – thanks for showing your technique!

  23. Such a perfect CAS Halloween card, Susan!! I love how you’ve sponged the background, and the trees are so spooky!! Love that little ghost and your doodled frame too!!

  24. Oh wow, I just love the colors in the sponged background panels, and the little ghost is the perfect extra sumthin’ sumthin’. Awesome Halloween card!

  25. Fabulous CAS card GF!!! The masking looks awesome!!! Totally spooktacular Halloween card!!! Hugs ~S~

  26. FABULOUS!!! Love that sponging…what a great look! I will be giving that a try!

  27. LOVE the masked bk on this card and had meant to CASE it for Halloween … but never got to it. Just keep returning to view so HAD to show you the love, girl! AWESOME card – TFS!

  28. Very good post .I like it.Thank you.

  29. This Post Is Very Informative. I Like It Very Much.

  30. thanks for sharing.
    So beautiful!

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