Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Week 375: SPICE

Time to spice up your life this week!  Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage, of course, but if those aren't exactly your thing, we're pretty sure you can come up with plenty of other spicy ideas!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Your Next Stamp is joining us as our wonderful sponsor for this challenge!  Has it been a while since you've checked out their fun products?  Head on over and see their latest releases!  There are some adorable Halloween and Autumn themed things in their online store!

Let's see what the design team and our guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Galina

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A pop of bold, beautiful color adds interest to a CAS design.

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The white space doesn't have to be white.
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Layer ink and clear embossing to get multi-tonal color on a 1-layer card.

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Confine your design to one third of the card front.
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Repeating a small image keeps a design simple.

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Use masking to define a central focal point area.
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You can still do fun techniques, like shakers, on a CAS card.

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Adding dimension and some patterned paper gives a CAS card special interest.

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A contrasting colour makes your image pop.

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Use a sentiment only with added extras for interest.
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Concentrate your color to one image.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by Monday, October 12, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT)!  **We have returned to two-week challenges until the holidays begin!**

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Week 374: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Milka had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #374 and here is her selection:

Jasleen's lovely CAS card uses only one third of the area on her card base. I love the winter scene she created using distress inks and die-cuts.

Congratulations, Jasleen!

Please contact Melissa at gimmeink@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the 3 Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #375!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Are You Playing?

There is still time to play along with the current challenge at CASology! You have until Monday at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) to submit your creation and we'd love to have you join us!

Take a look at this clean & simple design from Melissa!

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Cluster design elements to conserve white space.