CAS Cards – Winged Muse

DIY cards

I love CAS cards. Do you ever just see something and just get inspired sometimes? That’s what the Muse challenge is all about. Seeing a great project and taking some part of it as inspiration for your project. This week, I used the popped up wings and colors of this card on the left by Chrissie Stokes as inspiration.

             Chrissie Stokes  CAS card designs

I was in the mood for a very CAS card, so I left a ton of white space. I love the multiple layers of the card front, popped up butterfly and die cut greeting. Read on for creative details and tips.

Creative Tips for CAS Cards

  • To keep the whole white feel, I embossed my butterfly from Flora and Fauna 2 by WPlus9 in Pearl embossing powder.
  • Next I sponged Distress Wild Honey and Mustard Seed as a base

Butterfly Stamps

  • Around the edges I added Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door to create different depths of orange when in contact with the yellow.
  • I wanted to give the illusion of flight, I fussy cut out my butterfly and then popped up parts of the wings higher in areas off the card.

Clean and Simple Butterfly Cards

  • To add interest to the greeting, after cutting out the word inspire from the Inspired Dies by Penny Black, I coated them in Versamark and embossed it with Pearl Embossing Powder. – I love how it stands apart from the white background!
  • I added it with Mono Liquid Glue and popped up the card front onto the base.

Embossed Butterfly Stamps

So what did you think? When I see butterflies, it reminds me of two things – summer at Camp Mather outside Yosemite as a kid and my friend Dawn who LOVES all things butterflies. What about you? What do butterflies remind you of – I want to know – let me know in the comments below. Smile

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  1. Amazing CAS design Ingrid. LOVE! xx

  2. TOTALLY stunning, I may jave to CASE this one, and am pinning it for sure, GORGEOUS!! Love that you joined us at CAsology!!!
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  3. This is so beautiful. Lovely sunset colours on your butterfly against the yummy white, love it!

  4. Stunning! Love the way the butterfly really pops!
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  5. Love your beautiful card. Love the pearl embossing powder.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  6. This is simply stunning. Love your colour choice and that pearly die-cut sentiment is perfection. Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

  7. This is beautifully CAS! Lovely.

  8. This is gorgeous Ingrid… a wonderful CAS take on my card!
    Simply beautiful!
    Chrissie, Guest Muse
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  9. Virginia L. says:

    ADORE the simplicity of this card, Ingrid! The colors are so pleasing to the eyes and the layering are just perfect! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

  10. Ardyth says:

    Love this beautifully CAS take on flight and the Muse! So glad you joined us at CASology and Muse this week!

  11. Carol B says:

    Fabulously inspiring. Love the colors and the CAS feel. My special Daughter-in-Law loves everything Butterfly and Dragonfly, so they make me think of her and how much love I have for her.

  12. CAS perfection! This is so gorgeous, Ingrid!
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