Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Week 226: CANDLE

It's time for a new cue word and one that should light your fire for CAS design! 

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!)

Kitty Bee Designs is returning as our wonderful sponsor and the design team is featuring some of their adorable images!  This week's winner will receive 1 (non-colored) digital stamp from the online store.

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

Guest Designer:  Rachel
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Using bold colors and lots of white space helps draw your eye to the main focus of your card.

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Make your sentiment your focal point!

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Nothing is more CAS than black and white with a pop of color!

birthday bees
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Stencils are useful to create interesting backgrounds for CAS designs.

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A repeated motif can be fun on a CAS card.

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A popped up panel adds interest to a CAS card!

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An angled panel adds a bit of fun to a CAS design. 

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A busy & colorful design framed inside a window adds interest but still allows for a lot of white space.

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White space does not have to be white!

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Plenty of white space keeps your card clean and simple.


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Confining a burst of color to one-third of the card keeps it CAS. 
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Framing a smaller image using a die that also embosses adds interest without overpowering it.

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. Ohhh, what a fun cue word this week - and just in time to place many candles on my birthday cake! ;-) Lovely sample cards from the DT xx

  2. Sweet cards, ladies! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell