Saturday, April 29, 2017

Addicted to CAS #110

The challenge this week at Addicted to CAS threw me for a loop.  The code word is "grunge"

I'm not much of a grunge girl although for some unknown reason I bought a stamp set ages ago from Tim Holtz called 'Ultimate Grunge'.  I pulled them out to play around and I liked my test panel so much I made it my card with a few additions.
After I had this made and scheduled, the Design Team got a notice from Kylie about what CAS really is and for us to be sure our cards were clean and simple and to educate other stampers in that style:
- one main focal point
- lots of open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments
The one main focal point and lots of open space is a MUST. The open space doesn't have to be 'white' but it MUST be without pattern.

With this said, I had to change my card so I want to show you how to take the previous card and make it CAS.
I used SSS stitched rectangles to cut several panels from my Neenah Solar White cs.  The center panel was stamped with the same stamps as above and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel.  The stitching gives some texture and popping up the panel gives it dimension while still keeping the card CAS.

Where will 'grunge' take you?  We'd love to see what you create following the CAS guidelines.  Enter it in the gallery and you may win a $10 gift voucher from Stamplorations.


  1. Great example of how to create a CAS design, Bobby! I love how you stamped the panel to create different textures and your monochromatic color palette is fabulous!

  2. You may not feel like a grunge kinda gal, but this card is perfect for the challenge! Love it!

  3. Awesome! I love that you took your original and made it CAS, yet still has that same grunge feel! Love 'em both...

  4. I love both versions...great grunge cards mf.
    xx Karen

  5. Grunge glamourous in my books, Bobby! Both versions are cool and your 'how to to transform' the first into more CAS: clever and inspiring!

  6. Both versions are cool and crisp and have a great masculine feel about them, Bobby ... fabulous takes on 'grunge'! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. What a great men's card! Love that simplicity and the colours totally work. x Carolyn

  8. I think your card is just perfect :)

  9. I think the card is perfect and I LOVE how you showed the before and after version. The TH Grunge was perfect and I love how you created the multiple squares within your focal point. Fabulous card.