Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CASology #200


Welcome to Week 200 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Today is our 200th challenge!  Whoop whoop!!  A huge congrats and a big thank you to Melissa for creating this fabulous challenge.  I'm thrilled to have been along for the ride from the beginning and to be part of such a special group of ladies.

As you can see the cue word this week amounts to an Anything Goes challenge but it MUST BE CAS!  

As a reminder, here are some points from the CASology blog to keep in mind when you are creating a card in the CAS (clean and simple) style:

1. One main image

2. Lots of open space--uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note--it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake).

As part of our 200th challenge celebration several members of the DT will be offering blog candy. Each DT member who is participating will select a random commenter from their blog who also linked up a card at CASology. Winners will be announced on each DT blog as well as on the CASology blog next Tuesday.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


All commenters who also enter the challenge will be eligible to win the above blog candy from me so please play along!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed Distress Inks) Ranger
Die:  (Happy birthday) Papertrey Ink
Punch:  (3" circle) Marvy Uchida
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig

61 comments:

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Ooooh! Looking forward to seeing who wins this fabo looking stash!! Such a fun card to celebrate the big '200'! LOVE how you have inked that circular panel!

Melissa said...

Oooo! This is so rich and gorgeous, Jen! LOVE that trendy black font!!! :)

Karen B. said...

So striking!!

Ardyth said...

Perfect masculine card - that 'flame' gives it such a warm feeling!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the bold warm colour. This glows!

Jacquie Southas said...

The inked circle really draws the eye in - gorgeous card, Jen!

Gloria Lee said...

This is stunning!
Your card is perfect for clean and simple style!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen an awesome card-wow. Your sponged circle is fabulous and the die cut over top. Such a great CAS card. Thanks for posting the recap of CAS design guidelines.

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous card Jen. Love the bold colours. Hope you are keeping well

Squirrel x said...

Stunning design! xx

lostinpaper said...

Love those bold orange colours!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card, love the zingy colours you used!

Estelle TBT said...

Oh so perfectly CAS! Love the black/orange contrast!
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your 200th Challenge!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh that is one HOT birthday wish, Jen! Fabulous card to celebrate a fabulous challenge! Congrats! Sure hope I have the chance to join the party!
=]

Laurie Unger said...

Cool color combo - made me think of Halloween right off the bat, no pun intended.

Lindsey said...

Woo, 200 already! Your design is so funky and fun! Love the depth of colour on the sponged circle.

Joyce said...

Love this CAS beauty. And, the colors behind the happy birthday die cut remind me of a sunset--on the beach of course.

Julye said...

Certainly gets the message across what a fab CAS card thanks for sharing.

Wendy R. said...

I think I'll CASE your card in the near future. Im always at a loss with masculine cards and this cards is gorgeous! :)

Jane Willis said...

Well done on being part of the team from the beginning. I love the bold look of your card, the sentiment almost looks as if it has been paused in the middle of spinning round and round in the coloured vortex behind it
jane

Karen D. said...

great cas card...love the shot of warmth from that colour....nicely done!

Gerrina said...

So great to see these bold and bright design; like this card a lot! Love the strong image! 200 times; that are a lot of cards and even more comments! Thanks for your inspiration!

Michele Henderson said...

Great card, Jen! I love that gorgeous pop of color!
Take care!
Michele

Cindy C. said...

So vibrant and bright!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Jen beautiful card, love the depth of colour from your blending. wonderful colour and die cut is perfect with it.

Anita in France said...

Vibrant and bold, Jen ... and delicious warm and sunny ... the black sentiment is fabulous against that bubble of hot colour! Hugs, Anita :)

Maria A. said...

Hello Jen: I love the rich, blended colors, so perfectly done and a beautiful background for that awesome die.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Jane said...

That background is so hot it just sizzles - showcases the black sentiment perfectly.

Shelly said...

Awesome and perfect card, Jen!

Skylark said...

Congratulations on your 200th challenge and many thanks for all the inspiration you've given us along the way! Love your bold, striking card! Stef x

Lilian YF said...

That is so pretty! Love the colors!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all aspects of this - from the image down to the design!

cm said...

JEN! *waving wildly* A kazillion apologies for having fallen epically behind in commenting! Hope the thought bubbles filled with 'love and awe' have made their way to your island home...because they've definitely been sent! Too much of *too much* happening; looking forward to summer break (June 30th...yahoooo!). Anyway: I absolutely LOVE your CAS, vibrant, striking birthday card! In fact, because of YOU I finally came up with a DT idea for tomorrow's Inkspirational challenge, so DOUBLE X DOUBLE appreciative for the inspiration! Happy 200th Challenge to you and the team! Thank you for the blog candy opportunity and for still being such a sweet friend, despite my spotty visits!
Hugs and love~c

foleysfriend said...

Love the colour shading on the circle; such a wonderful pop of colour; loving the CAS feel of the card (that's the point - right?)

Monika Reeck said...

Jen yaay
I love that orange sponged behind the Happy birthday
Perfecto CAS Jen
lovely sentiment in Black
your card always inspiring me and this time too..
and thanks for the chance to win your goodies
hugs
Monika

Susan said...

Simply stunning!!!
....thank you for the opportunity to win your blog candy xx

Lucy said...

I love the graphic look of your card!
This would work with lots of different
color combos behind the sentiment.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Jen, what a vibrant CAS birthday card! I love this design and how easy it would be to mass produce! I have always enjoyed your CASology creations, right from the start!

Claire said...

Your vibrant background is stunning Jen - the perfect backdrop to the black sentiment! Congrats on being with the CASology DT right from the beginning!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card! thanks for a chance to win!

Gerdine said...

Love the combo orange and black on your card! Beautiful die too!

Joanne James said...

Congrats on your anniversary Jen - what a way to celebrate with this bold, eye-catching CAS design!

Marilyn said...

Hi Jen, love your bright birthday card. A big congrats to CASology and the design team for this milestone. Hugs!

Karen K said...

Terrific technique! Congrats on the 200th challenge!!

Karen K said...

Terrific technique! Congrats on the 200th challenge!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So bold and awesome!

Donna said...

Love that birthday die cut. Beautiful card. Happy 200th. That's quite an accomplishment!

Tami said...

WOW what a great card. So bold but so CAS Happy 200th

Melissa L. said...

Super cool, bright and bold, Jen. I like it!

Alison C said...

Really great card, the black looks so good against the orange. Definitely catches the eye.

Creative world said...

WOW...what a striking card...color combo is perfect...hugs...Željka

Jessica Lin said...

Wow! That intense red color really pops! So stunning...

Sazzle Dazzle said...

RED HOT eye-catching and sizzling CAS. Love the bold colours and super CAS design.

Taunya Butler said...

This is vibrant, amazing and so eye-catching!! I love that die cut that you have used - simply awesome!! You have done an incredible job!!

Stir Your Creativity said...

I love that intense and vibrant focal point. Looks a stumnner

M Strach said...

Great job! :)) I like it:)
Happy 200th. Hugs

Tina Z. said...

Amazing card, I love it.

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful birthday card :)

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors!
Valerija xx

Milka Gubo said...

Oh what a lovely card!!! Love it! :o)

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Jen!! Congrats for being apart of this challenge from the beginning. That is super cool. I love your card. The circle and the die cut sentiment reminds me of a record. I love the colors and the the size of the sentiment. Nicely done.