Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 229: TOAST


It's time for a new cue word and as we approach the new year, we thought it appropriate to welcome it in with a little toast!  This cue word challenge will run for two weeks instead of one due to the busy holiday season!

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!)

STAMPlorations is returning to help us finish off 2016 and is offering this challenge's winner their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencils!  Remember, during the weeks STAMPlorations is sponsoring us, you can refresh your craft stash with the help of the 10% off discount code, CASOLOGY!

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

Guest Designer:  Susan
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Using an inlaid die can frame your main image and still keep your card clean & simple.

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Add texture to a white background for interest without clutter!

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Neutrals always work well in a CAS design!

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A popped up panel adds interest and dimension to your design

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Partial-colouring can add fun to a CAS-card

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White space doesn't have to be white! 

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Use a strip of a dark solid to ground your images.

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Use subtle stenciling on your card base for interest (but no bulk)!

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Adding some glossy accents makes your image pop!

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A pop of color and a little dimension goes a long way in CAS design.
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Using your dies to emboss adds texture without bulk. 

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A border is a great way to ground your 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. Ohhhhh! See I thought 'why do you want to see a slice of bread?' Get it now, but see that slices of bread are also well represented. Ho ho ho. Hugz

  2. Happy New Year! Thank you for another year of fabulous inspiration and really fun - and often challenging - challenges!! Hugs, Darnell