Friday, May 21, 2010

First Clean & Simple Challenge!

Hi everyone!  So glad you could join me today for the very first CAS challenge.  As an added bonus for this week, I will be offering a nice little prize for my favorite entry.  Be sure to upload by May 27 at 11:59pm CST to be eligible for the prize!

What is a CAS challenge, you ask??  CAS stands for Clean and Simple.  This can mean different things to different people.  I tend to have a simple style when I stamp.  Not a lot of embellishments or bling.  I don't typically make cards or SB pages that take days to make. So my CAS cards are REALLY simple!  Quick and easy to make, but nice. (At least, I think so!)

So on to this week's challenge!!!  It's a technique.  A super easy technique!! Paper tearing.  You can add a lot of dimension by tearing your paper.  

There are a few different ways to do this.  Some like to just rip away and see how it comes out.  Others like a little more control and tear a little at a time.  You can also tear the paper toward you to get the "rough" look on the edge.  Or, if you tear away from yourself, the edge will be smooth looking.

Here's my sample:

Ready to play??  Here's what to do:
1.  Make your creation using the paper tearing technique.
2.  Upload it to an online forum of your choice. (ie: blog, SCS, etc)
3.  Come back here and link to your page.
4.  Upload your entry by Thursday, May 27 at 11:59pm CST.


Pam said...

Nice job! I like these type of projects!

Rose said...

Really great CAS card Have a wonderful weekend!


Pat (mspfd) said...

I love paper tearing! It adds so much interest and texture to your creation. Great card!

Jackie said...

Cute card Tracy...tfs!!

Jenn said...

Hey Tracy I decided to enter one of very few LO's that I have. I am excited to have been able to participate in your challenge! I will see you at our un-named scrapbooking blog group on SCS

ps~ your blog is really cute!

paperpedaler said...

You did it! Love how you used the paper tearing to create this clean look.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great CAS card- I do not think simple is easy at all....... Love the accents of paper tearing! TFS

Cheryl said...

Great CAS card!

Stamptastic said...

Hi Tracy!! THanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a note for me!! I'm so excited about winning the Artisan Award, I just can't believe they picked me!!!


jimlynn said...

Wonderful card you made! I also like the paper tearing technique. I'll be posting my take on the challenge tomorrow.