Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CASology #79


Welcome to Week 79 of CASology!  Take a look at this week's cue word:


I am really interested to see what everyone does with the cue word this week.  There are lots of ways to interpret it:  contrasting colours, the contrast of light and dark, etc.  The CASology team have created two cards for this week - a CAS card and a not CAS card - a CASology contrast!  Here's my not CAS card:


As you can see I used the same layout and basic design but this card has a lot more going on than the first card.  There are several layers, a number of different patterned papers and lots of gems.  It is very busy and decidedly not CAS!  The first card has plenty of white space, a repeated image and only one colour - all very CAS elements.  Now it's your turn to show us some contrast.  Check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT and then play along!




And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that submissions are due by 4pm CST on Sunday, 26 January.

Supplies Used:
CAS Card
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Strawberry Slush) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Oh Happy Day) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Flower Trio) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

Non-CAS Card
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (My Girl 6x6) American Crafts
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Oh Happy Day) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Flower Trio) My Favourite Things
Punches:  (1/8" & 1/4" hole punches) McGill
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

19 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are both gorgeous, but there is definitely a difference! Great demonstration of CAS!

Radhika said...

Love the cards ..a real contrast ..love the blooms :)

Joyce said...

These are both just beautiful, and such a treat to see the two versions together. Must admit to a preference for the first.

Meghan said...

Perfect take on this week's cue card! Your explanation and your non-CAS card are perfect!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your cards and well done on using the same card design!!!!
I love both!!

Judy1223 said...

Jen, these two cards make it very easy to see the difference bwteen CAS and not-so-CAS. Both are beautiful, but I adore the CAS version!!!

Shelly said...

Both cards are wonderful! :) Love all the white space and red flowers on your CAS card!

Gillian R said...

Both fab cards Jen, I was dying to see your non contrast card as soon as it appeared on the blog and I love what you have done

Deepti said...

Jen these are fab :) so similar yet to different !!

Lynn said...

Oh how cool...love how you interpreted the contrast. Fabulous! And those Avery Elle fonts...thinking I "need" some of their stamps!

Maureen Merritt said...

I think contrast is turning out to be my most favorite cue card yet. What a great sample of CAS VS not CAS. Love both.

~amy~ said...

It's been really fun seeing 2 cards from the DT! What a difference white space makes...even though the card is almost the same...so much fun! I love those blooms and that fabulous thank you font.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both lovely Jen, but your first card is definitely more CAS. Great lesson on design.

Lindsey said...

What a fun challenges. Your cards are both amazing, and I appreciated all the tips as I love the CAS style but am not always able to achieve it.

Jessi Fogan said...

I was really having some difficulty wrapping my mind around this cue word, and now I GET IT! I love both these cards, and it definitely underlines the CAS style! Love that font - gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Being a CAS girl at heart - I love your red blooms against the white card best!

Chrissy Larson said...

Love them both, Jen! The red against the white really does pop!

Lindsey said...

Such a brilliant way to demonstrate the cue word! Of course, you know me and CAS... I do like the first one just a bit more, but both are terrific.

Bonnie said...

Love both of these, Jen!