Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Week 148: STORY

How simply you can you tell your story this week?!  This word is going to be a fun one!

The Ton is joining us as a brand new sponsor!

Established in January 2015, The Ton was born out of a combination of one new crafter's passion for card making, creativity and entrepreneurial spiritOur designs are inspired by haute couture fashion and modern decor.

Our stamps are also made in the U.S. out of high quality photopolymer to ensure crisp, clean impressions.

Have you checked out their store yet?!  This week's winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the online store!

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

Guest Designer:  Jan
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Using a subtle background image when masking can add depth & define zones on a one-layer CAS design.

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Stamp a large image off the edge to preserve white space!
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Use your die cuts to add dimension to an otherwise super CAS card.

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A limited amount of patterned paper can still be CAS.

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Use simple pops of colour to highlight a sentiment-only CAS card. 

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Keep your stamped design to 1/3 of the card.

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Use vellum for subtle paper-piecing effects.

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White space does not need to be white!

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Fussy cutting your image so that it can pop up, keeps your card CAS.

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By framing a sentiment with the main image, white space can be preserved.

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Mat your smaller images to emphasize them.

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