Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week 240: FOLIAGE

Are you ready for a new cue word?  This week's word is sure to bring a touch of nature to the gallery!


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!)
Remember, you can link up to your blog, Instagram account or any other online gallery you may have!

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

Guest Designer:  Anna
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A monochromatic color scheme & simple focal sentiment keeps things CAS.


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Sponging allows some translucency to keep the card light and airy.
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Playing around with the scale of your focal point creates interest.

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Framing helps 'contain' images and preserves white space.

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White space doesn't have to be white.

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Layering with small matting keeps things CAS.

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Using black, white and one colour keeps a design clean and simple.

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Change things up by using unusual or unrealistic colors.

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Let patterned paper color your die cut images!

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Coloring the die cuts adds color and keeps your card CAS!

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Placing elements of your design at a diagonal creates interest!

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Using a neutral color palette keeps your card clean and simple.

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Monochromatic color schemes work will 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. Beautiful DT cards! It's wonderful to see all the vibrant green shades, so timely for the holiday and the new growth of spring!! Thank you and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Gorgeous cards from the DT. I've just discovered your challenge and made my first entry, trying to improve my CAS card skills. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Thank you ladies! Gorgeous cards!

  4. Such varied and wonderfully inspirational cards from the team and Anna....Thank you x