For those of you who may be newbies to SCS or stamping, CAS is Clean and Simple. Basically using a minimum amount of "stuff" and leaving some white space. White space doesn't have to be white as you can see here...it's space without any clutter that draws the eye away from the main focal point.
I decided to challenge myself and make another card using my sketch and a new $1 stamp I picked at Michaels and the sentiment from a new set by Making Memories called Autumn Splendor. I used a 50% off coupon and got it for about $4.00. This set is a bargain, ladies! There is an awesome snowflake that can double as flower, a fleur de lis, a lovely leaf, and the Gratitude sentiment I used here.
Overall card size is 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" . The tree is clear heat embossed although it's impossible to capture it in the photo. The center panel is popped up on dimensionals as is the image panel. Why don't you give this sketch a try and link your creation here...I'd love to see them!
Paper - Papertrey Dark Chocolate, First Fruits DP, SU Ivory, Tango Tangerine
Stamps - Michael's $1, Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Ink - SU Chocolate Chip marker, Tango Tangerine
Accessories - dimensionals, twine, clear EP, button, sponge