Week 159: AQUATIC

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Time to jump in with a new cue word!  Make a splash & show us your CAS talent!

Uniko Studio is returning as our wonderful sponsor and this week's winner will receive a gift certificate to the online store!

You'll want to hop along on the August Design Team Blog Hop this week for a chance to win the featured stamp sets!

Let's take a look at what the design team & our guest designer created to inspire you!

Guest Designer:  Jan
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Inlaid die cuts can add interest without sacrificing white space.

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Don't be afraid to adjust the size and orientation of your card to preserve white space!

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Keep a busy design to a small portion of your card to keep it CAS.

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Restrict the size of a background pattern to allow white space on your card.

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Shape can add interest to a CAS card

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Complimentary colours work well for a CAS colour palette.

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Keeping design elements within one third of the card preserves white space.
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Sometimes even the suggestion of a background design is enough on a CAS card!

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A little sponging of color can go a long way!

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Creating at the bottom half of the card follows the 1/3rd rule!

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Use white space as a frame around your main image panel.

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



  1. What a fun cue word this week! Love the inspiration from the DT. You girls always know how to inspire us!

  2. Coming in under the wire! Thank you for another fun challenge and outstanding DT inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Drats...I missed out on posting in time but I did participate in the challenge (I was away at the beach). You can find my two cards on my blog post here: http://thestampingbugsjourney.blogspot.com/2015/08/aquatic-dreamscas159.html I'm looking forward to playing this week.


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