Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean and Simple: Dog Sympathy Card

For the next few weeks I'm taking an online cardmaking course on Clean and Simple cards, otherwise known as CAS Cards. It seems a bit strange that the hardest cards to make, at least for me, are the clean and simple ones. Oh yes! I can layer onto one card just about every embellishment, glitter and glitz I have, but challenge me to use only cardstock, stamp and ink with blank spots showing...YIKES! I panic.

Today was the first demonstration of sample layouts and cards with an excellent video and samples. I just know I'm going to thoroughly enjoy this course.

My card uses the first layout we were assigned. Because I make and send sympathy cards for loss of pets, I decided to use a dog sympathy card as my focal point.

Card recipe:
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Dog Backgrounder, Papertrey Ink Sentiment, Paw print from Clear Stamps.
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versamark and detail white embossing powder
Supplies: White gel pen and foam dots.

If you are interested in online card making courses, go to: On Line Cardmaking.




  1. This is so cute! How perfect is the background and the little paws - love it ;)

  2. Great card...that should be an interesting class! CAS cards are hard!

  3. super sweet card! i know what you mean about struggling with CAS cards, but i think you've done a great job with this one!

  4. What a great idea Jennifer. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I signed up too.
    Love the card. Just today a friend of mine lost her precious pet, so now I have a quick idea what to send. Always difficult in circumstances like that.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joan in the UK

  5. Great card! I love the colors and the adorable paws....Have fun tomorrow!

  6. I LOVE this. I'm a huge animal lover and this is exactly the kind of card I would love to make!

  7. This sounds like a course I should take. I'm in complete agreement about the difficulty of CAS cards. I do admire them and would like to be better at making them. This one is perfect. I always think CAS is better for sympathy.

  8. This is lovely HP. I haven't watched the first class yet. :)


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