Week 221: CURE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Looking for a cure for fading creative mojo this week?  You have come to the right place!  The gallery might contain a cure for most anything and we can't wait to see what everyone creates!

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 welcoming Birch Press Design as our brand new sponsor this week and you're going to love what you see on their website!

Our talented team has been designing products in the paper industry since 1994 and is constantly inspired by the beautiful outdoors. We are based in Seattle, Washington - home to some of the most gorgeous forests and beaches in the world - and with nature as a guide, we create and gather the beautiful items you see in our online store. 
It is our mission to provide delightful things that inspire others as well. We are passionate about celebrating the seasons and holiday traditions of the world and hope you enjoy our collections.

They are offering a generous $20 gift certificate to their online store to this week's winner!

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

Guest Designer:  Petra
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To give some depth to a CAS design, layer white on white.

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White-on-white preserves clear space and adds interest!

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Odd numbers are a CAS design thumbs up!

tissue box popup card
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Take the fun to the inside of your card and keep the outside CAS !

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Quirky can add fun to a CAS card!

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Subtle inking can reinforce the focal point without losing white space. 

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One image and one sentiment keep things totally CAS! 

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Call attention to your die cuts by building them up with a colored layer.

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A strip of tape down the side of an otherwise one-layer card 
can add color and interest! 
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Using a sentiment die cut is all you need to keep your card CAS!


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Black & white with a little pop of color works well on a CAS design.


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One color + Repetition = CAS

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Foam tape is an excellent way to achieve dimension on a CAS card.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Week 220: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 

  Jen had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #220 and here is her selection:
I couldn't resist Anna's gorgeous one layer card!  The sentiment made me giggle and the mugs and hearts add fabulous movement and pops of colour amidst lots of clean, white space.

Congrats, Anna! 

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #221!
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