Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Week 86: ROOTS


We're going deep this week here at CASology!  Most people think of this word as a noun.  However, we're totally fine if you think of it some other way!  CASology is all about creativity and we think this word will have you digging deep into those wonderfully creative brains of yours to find some amazing ideas and we're just itching to get this challenge growing going.

**Please note:  We want you to know that in order to give participants more time to play along, we are extending the deadline for entries to Mondays at NOON (Central Time). Due to this extension, we will now be announcing our winners and honorable mentions on Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. (Central Time), one hour before a new challenge begins. Challenges will begin at the same time as usual, 8:00 a.m. (Central Time) on Tuesdays.**

Now on with our regularly scheduled program...


One of our wonderful sponsors is returning this week!  STAMPlorations is back and is offering a fantastic prize, the MOM Subway Art Builders set (if the winner is a resident of the US, Canada, Finland, UK, Australia, or EU countries) OR a digital paper pack of the winner's choice (for all others)!  Be sure to check out their gallery on Pinterest for some amazing inspiration and then go take a look at their store!

Let's take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for ROOTS inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Claire
 design defined:
Keep your card CAS by stamping with just two neutral colours. 

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Use computer-generated sentiment to complete your CAS design.

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Offset a layer to provide contrast on a clean and simple card.

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Use simple embellishments to add interest without overpowering your design.

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Simple techniques add depth to a CAS design.

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Use colour to reinforce your simple message! 

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Adding dimension to your card can add interest to a CAS card. 

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Layered stamping adds interest without bulk to your CAS card. 

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Keeping all the stamping on a smaller panel leaves lots of white space

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Popping up one of a set of repeating images adds interest to a CAS card.

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Layering color creates depth without bulk.
Keep the majority of your card "free" to achieve a CAS design. 

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Use embossing folders to add texture to your CAS designs.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your ROOTS creations by Monday at NOON (CDT)!


  1. Thanks for all the ideas & inspiration on this blog - from the DT and the participants. ;-)

  2. Wow, what a different cue card, great for stretching our imaginations :) Beautiful inspiration as always!!!!

  3. I am so panic...hihi (smile) I dont have any Carrots stamp and any ROOTS stamp what I should do...I think until Saturday and I try to join your lovely challenge...every CUE WORD makes me think and imagine which image I should choose for your challenge...I always love the DT cards all are beautiful and great inspiration...hugs...

  4. Another fun challenge ~ Fantastic cards and ideas from the design team ~ Thanks!