Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Week 84: PAINT


Ready for a new cue word?  How about a fresh coat of PAINT?!  Let's take this week's cue word and "brush up" on our CAS design skills by reviewing these helpful hints:

1.  One main image
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Let's see how clean & simple you can get this week!  Painting is rather messy sometimes, but thankfully CAS design isn't!  Here's proof!

Guest Designer:  Hannelie
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When choosing a background for a CAS design, keep the pattern simple with clean lines. Bigger proportioned patterns also contribute to a clean look. 

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To achieve a spray paint effect, ink the sides of your stamp and sponge in a downward motion.
Yet another way to achieve CAS dimension, depth, and impact without layers or bulk.

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Keeping all of your stamping and embellishments in one spot helps build your focal point while leaving lots of white space.

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Use monochromatic color scheme to make your card look clean and simple. 
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Use a stencil to create a clean and simple watercolour background for your CAS card.

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Clean lines are perfect for CAS design!

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Smaller images become the focal point when stamped on white in the same colour as your base.

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To pack a punch in all that white space, use bold colours with high contrast!

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Try stamping over a watercolor background. 

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Surrounding a bright pattern with plenty of white space will keep your design CAS. 

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Add punch to your sentiment by stamping and die cutting right on top.

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One-layer cards can still be colorful and interesting! 

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your PAINT creations by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!


  1. Beautiful cards from the DT! Lovely inspiration from all!

  2. Despite my numerous attempts previously, i think i actually hit CAS this time and didn't let my OCD get in the way! LOL! Thanks for the fun challenges always and the great DT Projects!

    1. What?! I thought CAS design and OCD went together!!! :) Been there. Done that. We understand... So happy you could play along!