I love layers and colour in my cards so the term CAS which stands for uncluttered, with white or open space, and minimal layers and embellishments, pretty much terrifies me. I think it's probably the "white open space" concept - because I always want to fill it up.
Well here goes:
I began with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock scored at 4 1/4". A 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" layer of Night of Navy card stock was added next, followed by a 4 x 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock. I used the Simply Scored scoring board to add three lines of scoring vertically and horizontally in the upper left portion of the card. The addition of these stripes helps with the cards visual balance.
I think this is possibly the most white space I've ever left on a card, but to my surprise it actually worked out okay. Without any additional visual distractions this little boat really looks like it could float and it really highlights the sentiment "world's best dad".
The sail boat image is from a soon to be released photopolymer stamp set called Swirly Bird. On its own, the image of the sail boat was too plain looking, so I hunted through my stamp collection and found a stamp that would provide a light and airy background behind the boat. The stars and dots image from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer stamp set is actually a two-step stamp meant to be layered on a big balloon but I found it took on a magical quality when I stamped it in Soft Sky and Dapper Denim (new) inks on this card.
|This is the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used the image above the word "baby" for the background stamp.|
I mounted the two sails, hull and flag on a block and stamped the full image in Night of Navy ink on top of the background stamping. I stamped the image again on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut out all the parts. Before adhering these additional boat parts with dimensionals, I placed them on my piercing pad and rolled a stylus on the backside of each image (except for the flag) until they began to roll. I guess I must have pressed too hard with the stylus on the back of the smaller sail because it looks like it has wrinkles on it, but that's okay by me. Don't sails have wrinkles? To achieve the 3-D look I had to stack two dimensional pieces on top of each other and then adhere them to the board.
Here is the inside view of my card. The sentiment is from Guy Greetings and the navigation symbol is from the soon to retire Going Global stamp set.
Stamp Sets: Swirly Bird (new), Guy Greetings and Going Global
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Soft Skye
Accessories:Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Stampin'Dimensionals, Simply Scored
May 31st, 2016 ..... Update!
Just wanted to let you know it was a good week around the watercooler for me. I just received a note from Heidi Weaver of the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team letting me know I "Rocked the Watercooler" with this WWC69 Masculine CAS card. What terrific news! I'm doing the happy dance now! Thank you design team and congrats to the honourable mentions for your terrific cards.
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