Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Week 214: BEACH


It's time for a new cue word!  Summer will soon be coming to an end in some parts of the world and we'll be wishing for a beach to sit on somewhere, somehow.  Let's give summer a final wave (pun intended) by brainstorming in honor of all those days filled with sun, water, sand and relaxation!

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!)

Cindy B Designs is returning as our sponsor and offering this week's winner a $25 PayPal gift certificate!

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

Guest Designer:  Lisa
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Limited colors help keep a design CAS.

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Keep your scene CAS by limiting colours!

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Inlaid die cuts help minimize layers for a one-layered look.

unwind : beach inspired card
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Shape and orientation of the focal point may lead you to ideal placement.

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One focal image + lots of white space = classic CAS

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Simple shapes help keep a design CAS.

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Use only 1/3 of a cover plate die, to leave 2/3 white space.

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Use a section of a larger stamp to keep your design CAS.

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Using your stamps to create motion keeps your design CAS! 

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Monochromatic color schemes are great for CAS design!


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Keeping ink blending to a third of the card preserves white space.

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One single image in one corner of the card base allows for lots of white space.

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. Gorgeous inspiration and loving the perfect CAS look to all the cards x

  2. So happy to be designing with the lovely and talented ladies of CASology this week!! Thanks for having me ;)

  3. Beachy is one of my favorite themes. Love how everyone is rocking it!

  4. Some beautiful beach themed cards ladies - and not 'tropical' which is what I thought the cue word was this week! Have posted my not so mcu beachy themed cards anyway...feel free to delete Melissa!