Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Week 181: CLEAR

It's quite clear that our participants love clean & simple design!  What will you create this week?

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this week's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencilsRemember, the weeks STAMPlorations sponsors us here at CASology, our readers receive 10% off using code CASOLOGY in the online store!  Don't forget to take advantage of this savings!

If you haven't already participated in their January New Release Blog Hop, you'd better hurry on over and do so because it ends tonight at 11:55 p.m. (Pacific)!  There are prizes up for grabs for commenting!  Also, these new January stamps are currently 10% off (20% off if bought as a bundle) & you can use your CASOLOGY coupon code for an additional discount!

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

Guest Designer:  Natalia
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Black & white graphics with lots of white space work well on a CAS design. 

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 Leaving outline images uncoloured helps keep your design CAS. 

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A clear frame can showcase the outside and inside of a CAS design.

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A clear element shows a busy pattern on the inside of the card and therefore helps to keep the design CAS. 

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A repeated motif in one colour can be CAS when restricted to a third of your card. 

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Lots of white space & the sentiment stamped inside the card keeps the design CAS. 

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Use a coloured sentiment to balance your design. 

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Use layers of mats to give a small focal point more weight.

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Let pops of patterned paper add interest amid lots of white space! 

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Using contrasting colors draws the eyes to the focal point! 

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Open space is an important part of CAS design! 

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Embossing on a portion of a clear card base preserves the open space and adds interest. 

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Add dimension by popping up images 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 (CST)!


  1. Wow, girls! Cards coooool!
    Melissa, thank you very much for the inviting! I am happy!

  2. I am loving your cue words this year. They are taking such a creative direction and so inspiring. I loved the DT cards this week especially as some I had no idea how they got 'clear' from their creations and then after reading their blogs was so inspired by their creativity. Sorry for going on but wanted to let you know how much I am admiring theses words. I hope time allows me to play x

  3. Fabulous cards by the DT. Hoping to play...gotta put my thinking cap on.

  4. Such awesome cards this week, ladies!