2013-03-05 CAS card with matching envelope
CAS? You might not of heard of that before. It means Clean and Simple. Exactly what today’s card is.
Over the weekend I made some homemade A2 envelopes. They are just plain white copy paper. On it’s own, it’s not really thick enough to protect what you are mailing. Flimsy is the word that would describe it. So, I like to line my envelopes using old forgotten DSP (Decorative Scrapbook papers). At least I’m using it, right?
I can get 2 liners from one 12×12″ piece of DSP, leaving me with a 4″x12″ leftover. I took the leftover and used it to create a CAS card, which is now a matched set. Cool, huh?
Here you can see the envelope off to the right with the liner and the finished card is off to the left. White on white, made it a little hard to see the envelope unless I told you it was sitting there. Before putting the card together I added some Swiss Dots embossing to the upper 2/3′s of the card front.
Two of the punches you see represented in this photo are by Martha Stewart. That would be the border and the 2 layered butterfly. The other two shapes are the standard circle (Nestabilities by Spellbinders) and the scallop circle punch by Stampin’ Up. In addition you maybe able to see some of the light glimmer added by a spray of PearlEx. In real life, this addition makes my cheap white cardstock look like an expensive pearly finished stock.