Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Week 194: MOM

Less than a month from now, Mother's Day will be arriving on the calendar.  We figured we'd get a head start on making cards.  You can thank us later.

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and this week's winner will receive their choice of either a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR 2 ARTplorations stencilsRemember, the weeks STAMPlorations sponsors us here at CASology, our readers receive 10% off using code CASOLOGY in the online store!  Don't forget to take advantage of this savings!

Did you know STAMPlorations now has FOUR subscription plans to suit any crafter's budget?

Also, be sure and check out the ARTplorations stencil sale going on until April 22!  Take 15% off all stencils (+ 10% off with the CASOLOGY code!).

The April 2016 new release sets are now available as a bundle at 20% off until April 24 and the new release blog hop will be happening April 25-29 on the STAMPloration blog, so mark your calendars!

Now let's take a look at what the design team & our guest designer created this week to inspire you!

Guest Designer:  Elizabeth
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Bold sentiments can be CAS, especially when framed in white to preserve "white" space.

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Having your sentiment as your focal point allows you to preserve white space!

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Multi-colored stamping can still be CAS if you leave plenty of white space.

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A small pop of pattern adds interest and keep your design clean.

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Clustering your images to create a focal point keeps things CAS.

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Working with analogous colors helps keep the design CAS.

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White + 1 colour = CAS!

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A single image and simple sentiment is always CAS.

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Use multiple inks on one sentiment for interest in a CAS card.

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Adding a bow, keeps the card CAS!

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 A monochromatic color scheme works well for CAS design.

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Using light colored ink for text heavy stamps to keep it CAS. 

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Bright colours in small doses is a good CAS design principle.

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. Just placed my card. A little late. Hope you like it!

  2. Lovely work ladies! I got a little carried away so my card ended up on the shabby side, but I can 'splain. The very first element I picked to use was a piece of vintage lace that belonged to my great-great grandmother. I decided that would be the perfect element to build a mothers' day card around, so this card creation has turned out to be a generational affair. That's my story. :)

  3. Fabulous inspiration from the DT and Elizabeth's card is so beautiful x


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