Week 230: COLD

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's time for the first challenge of 2017!  Being January and the middle of winter for many in the world, we thought this cue word might be fitting.  Of course, if you're in the middle of some warmer season, maybe this will remind you of a cold drink!

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!)

Rubber Dance Stamps is returning as our wonderful sponsor and this week's winner will receive the Frosty Friends stamp set!

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

Guest Designer:  Wendy
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Limited layers, a simple colour scheme & lots of white space help keep a design CAS.

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Selective coloring and lots of white space keep a card CAS!
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Faux embossing adds interest and preserves white space.

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Masking allows you to layer images and keep to the one third rule for a CAS design.

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You can use patterned paper in small amounts and still keep it CAS; and keeping to one third of the card is a good rule to follow.

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Patterned paper in small doses adds interest to CAS designs.

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Adding just a few pops of color can spice up a mostly white CAS design.

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Masking and inking around an embossed frame adds dimension to a one-layer card.

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Basic coloring keeps your card CAS!!

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Monochromatic color schemes work well in CAS design.

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You can create a fun winter background and still keep it clean and simple by using white on white.

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Embossing paste adds subtle texture to 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 (CST)!


  1. Thank you for having us back as your sponsor! Lovely cards with our stamps - thank you so much! xx

  2. Fun and varied inspiration...Thank you x

  3. Awesome inspirational projects!!! Thank you! xx Susanne.

  4. Such gorgeous inspiration, ladies ... thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

  5. Fun and beautiful inspiration ladies, thank you.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Happy New Year to all of you and thank you for all these inspirations and new challenges each week ! Very happy to start a new crafty year with you all !
    Izzy Scrap

  7. Love, love, love your inspiration cards!! Thank you for another great word challenge!! Hugs, Darnell


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