This week's challenge is to make a Clean and Simple card. Perfect for me! CAS is my favorite style of card, and they are much more difficult than they look.
I CASE'ed this one from My Craftroom Creations.
I made a couple different versions:
The one on the left was first. I wasn't happy with it. I cut the chevron paper to follow the rule of thirds, but the placement of the ribbon messed that up. I do like how I trimmed the sentiment banner on this one better than the second card. The card base is black on the outside, white on the inside. I like the contrasting layering, and the button I found in my stash was perfect.
The one in the center came second. I like the proportions better, but the white base lacks the visual pop of the first card.
I often make more than one version of a card, experimenting with different proportions, patterns, and embellishments. I learn a lot through the process. I really appreciate Paula's Boot Camp tutorials, they are very specific about a particular aspect of cardmaking.
Update: I realized that the card needed a pop of color. Hence the red button. I love it!!!
Sentiments from Above Rubies Studio, ribbon from my OWH blog candy score, buttons tied with 1/8" ribbon. Chevron cardstock from MME, polka dot paper from Recollections. My mother loved going to garage sales, and bought every button she could find for me. I have thousands of buttons of every size and shape imaginable from which to choose. Thanks, Mom. I really miss you.