Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Week 218: SUPPORT

It's time for a new cue word and we're pretty sure this week's gallery is going to support our CAS design addiction!  On a more serious note, however, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we'd like to send out a little love and support to those whose lives have been touched by this disease is some way!

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!)

We're introducing a brand new sponsor again this week!  Please welcome A Jillian Vance Design!

A Jillian Vance Design was started by Jillian Vance in 2010 at the age of 10 years old.  A very creative young lady, she decided to start a card business and sell them at her mom’s salon.  Then after needing sentiments that she couldn’t find anywhere, she decided to fill the niche in the clear stamp market she felt was missing ~ “There are a lot of cute stamps out there, but it is nearly impossible to find sentiments for the inside of cards, especially Christian ones .”    So several of her sets have a reference to God who she loves deeply.  

In addition to designing cards, trendy stamps and dies which are made in the USA, Jillian, is a high school senior honor student and also attends Mount Vernon Nazarene University majoring in Graphic Design.  She loves to sing, play her Taylor Guitars, dance and perform in  local theater productions.  She lives at home with her parents and three beloved dogs, Angus, her Yorkie Poo, Izzy and Mo both Yorkies who were rescues and are perfect angels!

This week's winner will receive a $20 gift card 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:  Anna
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Framing a colorful background with double white borders makes a card CAS.


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Small touches of vibrant colour really pop on lots of white!

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A dark mat really makes your focal image pop!

always there
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Dark brown instead of black adds softness to a design.

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One simple focal point =CAS

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A stitched edge panel can add interest to a CAS design.

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Everyone say it with me now - White space doesn't need to be white!  :) 

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A colored die cut amidst a sea of white on white adds emphasis to the highlighted word.

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An embossed border can add to a very simple CAS design.

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Using a stamp that is combined with a sentiment keeps your card CAS!

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Use a simple stencil to frame a large sentiment & keep layers to a minimum.  

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When your focal image is small use a small mat to ground it.

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. How about inspire will that be a support ???

  2. or does it have to be sympathetic!!

    1. Hi there! You can interpret the cue word however you'd like, so if you find inspire comes to mind when you think of the cue word, use it! :) Thanks for asking!

  3. It is always wonderful to play with CASology!! Thank you. :-)

  4. Thank for the inspiration...it motivated me to created a bunch of cancer support card...each color representing a type of cancer.