Tuesday, 11 August 2015
CASology 159 - Aquatic
This week's CASology Cue Card is Aquatic!
CAS is simple. Stamp a small image over a small sentiment on a white cardbase and you will never, ever go wrong. But that's not always fun, is it? Sometimes you want to use big images and big sentiments (at the same time!).
I bought this shark (part of a Recollections clear stamp set) years ago because of his (evil or innocent??) smile. This cue card seemed like the perfect opportunity to use him for the very first time. And I knew I also had the perfect sentiment - this one is from The Stamps of Life.
Let's face it - this is not the most CAS card I've ever made. The scale of these stamps made it tricky to have a lot of white space. But I was determined! I tried many (MANY) layouts and here's what I did to keep this card as CAS as possible:
- bigger card (4.25x5.5) than my usual (4.25x4.25)
- horizontal layout to preserve white space on both ends
- minimized layers
- no embellishments
- limited, pale colours (and fading the sponging out to white)
- white card base
- 'straight' water (I think a wave edge would have added fussiness)
-centred focal area (balancing the width of the shark by creating height with the positioning of the sentiment)
I could have put the bottom half of the sentiment on the inside of the card - that would have provided much more white space (I probably could have gone back to my normal, 'little square' format!) but it seems a shame to make someone wait for the punchline! lol!
Anyway, there you have it. We at CASology struggle with CAS sometimes too! But we're all in it together and we can't wait to see what you come up with this week!