Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Week 169: Zombie


It's time for a new cue word!  Ready for a scare?  It's almost Halloween, after all!

We're so thrilled to welcome Concord & 9th as a sponsor!  If you aren't familiar with their products, you need to go check out their online store!  Here's a little about them:

Concord & 9th was formed by Greg & Angie whose paths crossed 5 years ago in the corporate craft world. We realized we both have a passion for the craft industry. Greg studied product design and business, then headed into a career in product development. Angie has been an avid paper crafter for 15 years, with a focus on stamps, inky fingers and product development. So, we sat down and came up with a plan to start our dream jobs! The name Concord & 9th is an intersection of where we live. Greg lives on Concord, Angie lives off 9th. We loved the idea of our paths crossing, taking a new route in life and intersecting with other crafters and designers, like YOU, so we made our logo have a street sign vibe.

Our aim is to keep products fresh & trendy for you, so we decided to offer new product releases on the 9th of each month (see what we did there?). We are excited about the response to our new shop so far and for what we have in the works. We tend to get too excited to wait for the 9th so we sneak products leading up to the 9th.

This week's winner will receive the fantastic Lot of Blots stamp set!  Greg used this set to create one fabulous ZOMBIE card!

Now let's take a look at what the design team & this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer: Valerie
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You can build a little scene & still make your card CAS.

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Surround a busy focal point with lots of white space to keep your card CAS!
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Quirkiness can be CAS.

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Clustering a few elements into the corner of a card keeps things CAS.

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A large focal point works if it is mostly white.

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Framing your main image adds interest and still maintains white space and white space does not have to be white!

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Lots of white space + balanced sentiment = yummy CAS card! 

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Using your inks to watercolor makes your card CAS!!

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Adding a pop of color adds interest to a simple color scheme.

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A larger mat acts as white space in CAS design.

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. These are all so fun!! Love the cue card!

  2. Fun theme. Looking forward to seeing the gallery of zombies. Hugz

  3. This might be the toughest cue card till now for me....I am curious to see what I make...The DT's have rocked the cue...thanks for the lovely inspirations as always!!

  4. Thanks so much for another great challenge, this one certainly took me out of my comfort zone :)