In taking the class I have figured out that big sentiments are useful for CAS cards. I also went out and bought a pair of craft tweezers. In one of the videos last week, Julie (one of the Queen's of CAS cards) mentioned that her hand gets in the way when placing things, so she uses tweezers. LOVE them - a tool I have used on almost every card since I bought them!!
White embossing powder is used for all of the flowers and the sentiment. This card uses two different Stampendous daisy stamps that I have had for years. The swirls and solid flower clumps are from PTI as well.
This is the first and only card I stamped!! I didn't waste paper this time! I stamped on scrap paper before I began to work on the kraft card stock. Doing it this way gave me a chance to test out where to place the largest daisies (deciding that "less is more") and then the filler flowers and swirls. I'm learning some tricks to make my CAS life easier - slowly, but surely!
P.S. A Monday night addition. . .
I puttered around with another version of this card last night. The color combination came from a Splitcoast color challenge - very vanilla, basic black and crumb cake. See how much busier this card is that the one above. The black seems to keep your eye moving around the card and counteract all of the extra white flowers. I had to fudge the ribbon a bit. All of my black ribbon is thin or sheer. For the bow, I used the sheer 1/2" dotted swiss behind the 1/4" gross grain. I think I placed the border ribbon too low, but the placement of the sentiment allowed me to raise the bow and not have it took goofy. See what I mean - much easier to hide mistakes when there's more going on!