Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Clean and Simple at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this time we'd like to see a Clean and Simple card.

If you are unfamiliar with Clean and Simple (CAS) it means an uncluttered card, with plenty white space (the white space needn't actually be white, it can simply be unused space in whatever background colour you have chosen) with minimal layers and embellishments.

I've used a stamp of a cassette tape - remember those?  - and based my idea on a joke a friend shared on Facebook. I hand drew the pencil and printed the sentiment, using a suitably 1970s font, on my computer.

I think this would make a great card for a 50th birthday, because I expect nobody under that age would remember cassette tapes or why it was always necessary to have a pencil nearby when playing them.
The tape is a very useful stamp because, if your handwriting was better than mine, you could personalise it by writing the recipient's name or favourite piece of music on the label.


  1. What a great card Jane. Love your design and great sentiment.

  2. Lovely card Jane, aah all that rewinding and fast forwarding, those were the days!

  3. Love it. I have spent many an hour with a pencil and a tape. Not the same with Cds. Fab card. Love Dawn x

  4. Hehe love your card.... brings back lots of happy memories! Jenny x

  5. This card makes me laugh out loud! I remember exactly what one does with a pencil and a cassette tape!! Doees this reveal my age?! Love it!!

  6. Look at you being an artist with that pencil! It's great, Jane! The whole darn card is brilliant and gave me a good chuckle!! Hugs, Darnell


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