Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Week 204: ROW


You'll feel like getting your clean & simple design ducks in a row more than ever with this week's cue word!  Surprisingly, there are more ways to interpret this word than you might think!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Mint Owl Studio is joining us as a brand new sponsor and you're going to love their line of stamps, embellishments, stencils & paper products!

Mint Owl Studio is a small stamp company bringing fun and whimsical designs to your craft table! Our stamps are made in the USA from the highest quality of clear photopolymer. We also recently added stencils to our shop and have plans for more products in the near future. The owner and designer, Tracy, is a paper crafter at heart. She creates our products with you in mind!

This week's winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the online store!  Be sure and check out their blog for inspiration and the latest news!

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

Guest Designer:  Monika
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Add a touch of color to one of your images to make it the focal point of your design.

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Framing a smaller focal point draws attention to it.

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A trio of the same image with different textures adds interest to a CAS card.

let's party
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An 'off the edge' element adds interest to a CAS design.

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A monochromatic palette helps keep things CAS.

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White space doesn't have to be white!

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One image and one sentiment with a lot of white space makes for a CAS design.  

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You can use many different colors and still keep it CAS if you only use small amounts of each color.

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Repetition of the same image keeps your card CAS!
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Monochromatic color schemes work well in CAS design.

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Keeping plenty of white space around a bold focal point keeps card CAS.

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Using ombre ink is a great way to add colour 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. Fabulous cards! And another fun challenge!

  2. What a fun word! We often design in a row, don't we, so this one should be popular! Your cards are all wonderful interpretations!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Thanks for the fun challenge and wonderful inspirations Karen x

  4. Such fun and creative inspiration, thank you x

  5. Hi Ailen here, just wanted to say I have added the correct picture but the wrong title, should be Because it's your day. sorry