Friday, 23 June 2017

Keeping it simple with Mini Detailed Butterflies

CAS Birthday Card with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterflies and Distress Oxides - Nikki Acton
Clean and Simple (CAS) is the new challenge starting today at That's Crafty! Do hop over for more inspiration and the chance to win £20 in the store.

It's never easy for me to leave some white space so I played it safe. I started with some Distress Oxide backgrounds and spritzed through Tim Holtz Splash layering stencil - before removing the ink with kitchen towel. I then die cut the card into some squares, frames and the lovely Mini Detailed Butterflies and layered my cards. 

For a very non CAS crafter I am quite pleased with these!


  1. They are beautiful Nikki, I can so relate to the difficulty in creating CAS cards but you have certainly achieved wonderful results! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Nikki, I especially love the card on the left
    Donna xx

  3. Stunning cards Fliss. Love the colours and like Donna, love the one on the left.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

  4. These are both beautiful CAS cards! Nobody would guess that it wasn't your thing! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. These are gorgeously colourful Nikki and love the framed effects for those beautiful butterflies.
    Fliss xx

  6. You've done a grand job with these Nikki, the frame really does draw the eye away from the surrounding white area. I struggle with CAS too and as a messy Crafter I feel I am often fighting a losing battle :))
    Hugs Tracey xx

  7. These look lovely Nikki
    Amanda x

  8. Fab CAS work - love how zingy the colours are against the white.
    Alison x


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