July 1, 2013

Swap #12 - Clean and Simple Cards (CAS cards)

Hello Everyone,

Its been a long time that I said hello here..and its fun getting back into the routine of swaps...I have been drooling over all the magnets that were swapped...and so so wished I could have been a part of that swap. Finally now I've shifted, the house is in good shape (don't ask about the craft room, still not done yet) and now am ready to start crafting! :D

So for this gorgeous month of July  we are swapping something that is close to my heart....Clean and Simple Cards!!!

So the Do's and Don't of this Swap...

1. 10 Clean and Simple Cards  with envelope. We do not want one layered cards. ( So no stamping two flowers and one sentiment and saying you're done. NO!! not allowed)
 I'll be showing you examples of cards that will be allowed and won't be allowed, so you get a fair idea of what we want.

2. Sentiments are optional...you are welcome to put them or leave them blank.

3. Standard A2 card size - 5 x 4

4. Last Date to register will be 10th July. And last date to send in your  final pictures will be 25th July. Send in your sneak peeks as soon as you start on your cards.  

Other rules remain the same.

Please ensure that your work standard is something you would like to get in return.

All communication to be done on swap.central.india@gmail.com

I would be sending you a maximum of 2 feedback emails. Failure to respond leads to automatic removal of your name from the swap with no further intimation.

Kindly commit to the swap only if you are confident. We understand family emergencies and health emergencies happen but you are given sufficient time to make your swap and you decide to inform us a week before the swap is supposed to close is completely irresponsible and will not be tolerated any more. If you back out, the 3 of us might take a call to debar you based on our talks. Our decision to debar remains final and we will not give explanations as to why it is done.

Now let me get on to a few words about Clean and Simple cards..

Clean and simple cards are not over the top. They are simple and clean as the name says, and without having too much embellishments it stays elegant and understated. Read a fabulous 101 on CAS cards HERE

Of course you can add a ribbon, a brad, a flower, or some glitter, some sparkle, some gems, but it should add to the card and not take the focus away from the main image or sentiment.

This card has a lot ... embossed CS, layers, ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, pearls, but yet all of that supports the main focus, that is the sentiment and still stays CAS.

And this is something we want to see in  your cards.

source - Pinterest
 Layers and ribbons...YES!!

 This again is an example of a card that is CAS, but it is layered. This is YES.

This is a one layered card, which is a NO! 

 Again a one layered card... NO

So to summarise,

A clean and simple card, but no one layered cards. Use at least 2 layers, which is your CS plus one or more layers on top.
White CS is not necessary, We want you to break out of the box and work with colored CS, but white is fine too.

Experiment, search for sketches, and feel free to bug us if you have any doubts. 


Sindhu said...

this is damn unfair :( I'm literally crying!!! :'( :'(
I will be out of station for one whole month and you have decided this theme! CAS....my type! :'(

Nandini said...

I am so excited! CAS is definitely my style. Thanx guys!

Swati said...

hey..i will be in Delhi from 12th till 19th of july..would anybody be interested for a quick swap of CAS card....would love to take part in this swap....

Nandini said...

Two questions. One, do the cards have to be rectangular or are other shapes permitted? Second, do they have to be single fold cards or are multi-fold cards ok?

Unknown said...

okay,I syuck at this but willing to give it a try.Get ready for millions of questions though.:-)

Neha Tulsyan said...

Can we try any other shape of the card, or jst rectangle..??