Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Week 87: BLUSH

It's time to get your BLUSH on!  Rosy cheeks, the color pink and romance might end up on your mind as we explore a brand new cue word!  This one should have some interesting interpretations!  Just remember to keep 'em Clean and Simple!

This week, we have a brand new sponsor joining us:  Cathy Parlitsis from Stamps and Scrapbooks!

I have been an Independent Business Owner in the Paper Crafting industry for almost 15 years! Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking have been a passion of mine and I love sharing these with others.  Check out StampAcademy.com for online access to great classes!

Cathy is offering a Stamp Academy Winter 2014 Online Paper Crafting Class to this week's winner!  Be sure and pay a visit to her website for lots of crafty inspiration and to see the latest from Stampin' Up!

Now let's take a look at how the design team and this week's guest designer interpreted BLUSH!

Guest Designer:  Jeanne
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Minimize layers and embellishments to keep your card CAS. 

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Use creative inking to create a clean and simple background.

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Remember the power of three & don't forget the white space!


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Keep your design simple on a CAS card with lots of white space supported by a few embellishments.

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The trick with CAS is knowing when to stop!

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Try just using your dies to keep any fussy stamping CAS

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Using bling sparingly can add pizzazz to a CAS design!

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Masking works well on CAS cards.

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Digital stamps are an easy way to make a CAS card!

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Masking portions of larger images can make more effective CAS
cards and extend the use of your stamps.

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Layer tags to make a fun focal point. 

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Don't be afraid to use ink splatter on your CAS card while leaving lots of 'white' space. 

Now go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)! 



  1. Wow! All of the cards are truly beautiful! So simple, so elegant! I'm thrilled to be a sponsor! :-)

  2. Just great cards!!!!!!

  3. Well done with such great inspiration, the DT have done it again :D Brilliant!!

  4. Love all of the variety from the design team ~ all fabulous!