|cardstock: bazill; tapes: love my tapes, heidi swapp, freckled fawn; vellum letters: amy tangerine/american crafts; palm tree paper: sandylion; hula girls: long's drugs, ala moana center, waikiki; adhesives: 3m foam tape|
i can't say i'm in love with any of these, but they're all fun and they're definitely quite pared down. i've put them into the post in reverse order of making them. the white one above was made last, and is the one that's closest to the picture i had in my head. it has the most white space, and it has the most color, too, which probably makes it more appealing to me. also, it features a couple of the tiny hula dancer stickers i got at long's drugs in waikiki.
the middle card is more masculine... it has a cool tiki guy and a surf board and one of my all-time favorite eyelet outlet washi tapes with clouds on it:
|cardstock: paper accents; cloud washi: eyelet outlet; stickers: creative imaginations, jolee's; vintage sheet music copied onto an inkjet transparency; adhesives: elmer's brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine|
finally, here's the card i made first, and about which there is some debate as to whether it's "really CAS" or not. some people may consider that the palm tree cuts too far in to the white space; though i'd argue that a card with a total of FIVE THINGS on it and a plain cardstock background is sort of automatically clean and simple, but then a maximalist like myself would say that, right?!
so has all of this converted me to the true path of minimalist design? well, no, not really. i'm probably still a "more is more" kind of gal at heart. i did enjoy the challenge, though, and i'm proud to have produced cards that i think are rather nice, and quite pared down. will i be attempting CAS again? sure! not today, though; today i'm going to dive head first into a giant pile of vintage paper and attempt to use as much as possible on ONE PROJECT, lol! :)