Friday, 5 September 2014

Extreme CAS

Hello.  Welcome.  Extra big hi and hello to Angie who has joined my happy little following.  That's me happy to have such a lovely group of followers.  Thank you one and all for your support.  

Yesterday I was visiting Trisha Too and was intrigued by a challenge she has set.  An extreme CAS challenge.

ONE stamp,
stamped ONE time.
ONE color ink.
White paper

Uhhh, wow, that is extreme.   Now I like CAS and often describe my style as simple, but rarely clean *messy crafter at work*  So this extreme CAS idea has been dinging around my head all day and since it's Friends With Flair today I dug out my Unity Stamps and my Docrafts Chocolate pigment ink pad and went extreme......   

Unity Stamp First Love  Card size 15 x 10cm

I made a CAS card with this stamp and one other last week.  I think it works well here

Unity Stamp Big Time Special  Card size 19 x 11cm

This is a lovely big stamp.  The challenge with this technique is deciding where to place your single stamp image.  Once you've chosen your stamp that is.......

Unity Stamp Wondrous  Card size 19 x 11cm

I like this.  I wondered what it would look like on a smaller card with her hair falling off the bottom...

Unity Stamp Wondrous  Card size 9.5 x 11cm

It looks like this.  And I had the other half card so......

Unity Stamp Tinsel in a Tangle  Card size 9.5 x 11cm

He's so cute.  He comes with a sentiment but in the spirit of extreme CAS that must remain unused.  

You know, once I got started I could have gone on and on.  What fun.  Do check out Trisha Too's blog for this challenge and also ATC's around the world.  She is trying to send an ATC to every country in the world.  See if you can help her out with an address.  I've got mine!!!   

Joining the fun at
The Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair
Trisha Too - Extreme CAS
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp it
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Boldly Go Into STAMPtember 

Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having a fun Friday.  Hugs


  1. these cards are very sweet and cute!

  2. Beautiful choices. Very impactful.

  3. Great collection of cards.TFS

  4. Wow!!!! This extreme CAS really creates a big impact!!! All of your cards are gorgeous. :)

  5. Gail I adore each anf to find some card:-) thanks for the inspiration!!!! xxxx

  6. Wow, very tough challenge. But I think ya pulled it off. :)

  7. wonderful cards for this CAS challenge.

  8. I don't think I can do CAS LOL! I love my patterned paper and embellishments WAY too much :) Your cards are great! My favorite is the wondrous card with the stamp placement in the top right corner.
    Beth's Beauties

  9. these are very nice!!!! I get color happy so I can see what you're talking about haha

  10. These look great! You chose some great images for this challenge!

  11. A fabulous set of CAS cards, very impressive with one stamp style. Your images are all adorable and I love the cute penguin!!

    Thanks so much for joining <a href="!>Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge</a>
    Heather xx

  12. Great choices of stamps for your extreme CAS.

  13. Love your extreme CAS, they are so wonderful! Less is really more:)
    Have a super day!~kim

  14. Such a darling set of cards. :)

  15. You were on a creative roll here, Gail, and I love this set of cards you have created. They are priceless in their simplicity!

  16. OH... very extreme. I would probably find myself stamping once in white paper, but then cutting the image and putting it over some color... LOL... But this is great. This also demonstrates how Unity Stamps can be just great by themselves. TFS

  17. Great challenge, Gail. CAS is not always easy. Lovely placement of the images for a great effect.

  18. These are all absolutely adorable! It really puts the focus on the stamp, doesn't it? Thank you so much for taking the EXTREME challenge!


  19. Wow! I think I would've had a heart attack if I was limited to one stamp in one color stamped once on white paper! But you pulled it off nicely! I really liked the images you chose and it was interesting to see where you decided to place the images. And I enjoyed seeing your experiments with different placement and different stamps. This definitely shows your skills as an artist-- to make something so simple look so great! Well done and I'm glad you shared these with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  20. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Hugz

  21. Great cards! Gotta love Unity stamps for being so awesome!

  22. I love how you let the stamp shine through on this great collection of cards! NJ on all of them!

  23. Thank you again for playing along! Could you e-mail your snail mail address to me, please? To this address:

    trisha2too at hotmail dot com



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