Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Week 279: GRAY

Gray has been quite popular the last while so we thought we'd put it in the spotlight and see where it takes your creativity this week!

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!)
Let's see what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Mary B.
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Add a little sparkle to give your CAS design a touch of elegance.

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A monocromatic color palette goes a long way in a CAS design.

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Layering with a monochromatic color palette adds interest while preserving white space.

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Keeping it to tones of the same colour is a good way to keep it CAS.


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A little bit of patterned paper goes a long way on a CAS design.


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Ground your images with a light stamped background.

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Masking and inking is a fun way to add depth to a CAS card!

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Centering your sentiment and/or images keeps your card CAS! 

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Using only one focal image helps keep a design CAS.

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A one layer design with a monochromatic color scheme keeps things CAS!

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Keep a design simple with a monochromatic color scheme. 

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. Hmm. I think I can do something with this. Don't know what just yet. Love Grey at the moment. Lovely examples from team by the way.. Take care. Saskia Pullen

  2. Can't wait to see what you create, Saskia! :) Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Love using grey so thank you for inspiring me and super DT cards x

  4. Thank you for the perfect inspiration for a masculine Christmas card!