Tuesday, 18 March 2014

CASology 87 - Blush


This week's CASology Cue Card is Blush!



The real key to a CAS card is knowing when to stop. There are a million ways to take this simple monochrome card further - more layers, more colours, more shine, more bling, more pattern etc., etc. In the end I chose only one (maybe two?), by replacing the centre of the 'o' with a flower and adding a pearl. These little things plus the shimmer and texture of the blush pink Bazzill layer add plenty of interest, without moving away from the fundamentals of CAS (lots of breathing room, minimal embellishment, clean lines).

So next time you are setting out to make a CAS card (ie for this challenge!), start with a very basic idea, and then ask yourself what else can be done to it to make it fun, interesting and consistent with the message you're trying to get across. You can think up as many as you want, but then just choose one or two and leave the rest of your ideas for another CAS beauty!

I used a Memory Box alphabet, an old McGill flower punch and a Stampin' Up pearl.

Now it's your turn - show us how you do CAS! Remember the deadline is next MONDAY at 1 pm Eastern. But before you do, check out the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration!







15 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

What a BLUSHING Beauty!

Meghan said...

Gorgeous!

cm said...

Perfect!
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mayholicraft said...

I couldn't agree more what you said. "The real key to a CAS card is knowing when to stop." Your card is so CAS without no stamping!! I'll give it a try to create a card with non-involved stamping. May

Gillian R said...

Beautiful Ardyth, so soft and pretty

Jen W. said...

Awesome CAS explanation and encouragement! And I love the sweet flower and pearl!

Judy1223 said...

Now that is a very clear explanation of how to do CAS well...thank you! our card is the perfect example...I love the soft color and the sweet pearl, too. CAS perfection!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! Great recap of CAS and love how you taught a lesson in CAS!

Joyce said...

Fantastic card, and great CAS lesson.

Irish Cherokee said...

CAS Simplicity at it's finest.

Jasleen said...

Whenever I visit your blog, I always get to learn something new. Thanks for explaining CAS so brilliantly. That's a beautiful card Ardyth!

Maureen Merritt said...

I love this and how you placed the flower in the center of the "o"!

Geri said...

Great advice! Your explanation really does help to take the 'guess work' out of the equation when making a CAS card!

As for the card...simply stunning!

Anita in France said...

Fab reminder about CAS and when to stop, Ardyth ... love the idea of 'saving' the ideas for another card! This is lovely ... simply perfect! Anita :)

Gay Peplow said...

Perfectly CAS, love the little flower, totally up to your usual high standard Ardyth, well done :D x