The images are stamped on white card stock using classic dye inks from Stampin' Up! in Rose Red and Handsome Hunter. (I don't think I will ever get those tiny snowflakes to stamp in a perfectly straight line!) The white card stock is adhered to dark green card stock, and I used a thin piece of that same card stock to make the solid strip under the polka dots. Because my larger piece of dark green card stock was not big enough for a card base, I trimmed it to fit as a card front and adhered it to a white card stock base. The benefit of a white card stock base is that you won't need to put a liner inside your card for writing your message.
This card is quick and easy to make. Cards like this are perfect for making multiples at one time, and you can always vary the sentiment, colors or image if you didn't want duplicates. I like to keep extra cards on hand or add them to my box for Operation Write Home, so I try to make duplicates of "general" cards. (I don't tend to make duplicates of birthday cards for family and friends, as I try to make each birthday card specific to the person receiving it.)
One of the biggest difficulties I face in creating Clean and Simple cards is leaving all that white space! The idea behind CAS is that you will have lots of open space and little (if any) layers or embellishments. I think CAS cards look deceptively simple sometimes. If you make mistakes, they are easily seen on a CAS card. You can't just add an embellishment to cover them up! I really love the clean look of a CAS card, especially with bold, vibrant colors.
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