I have decided I love clean and simple (CAS) cards. When they are done right, they can be stunning. There are a couple of challenges which are stretching me to develop better CAS skills. Today, I combined these two:
I used a Martha Stewart punch and score board to create the lattice-work border and embossed lines.
The hardest thing about this was cutting that little bird out and x-acto knifing the leaves for it to slide behind...because I forgot to do it before mounting the birdhouses to the card. Duh!
I also used a boatload of Copic markers. What makes the difference between CAS but boring and CAS beautiful is the detail added to the coloring. I am still learning how to color. Art was never my strong suit in school, so I'm feeling pretty stinkin' good about the progress.
Time to get back to writing. My poor heroine is in dire straights and the hero is rather beat-up but limping to her rescue.