CASology #98: SHINE


It’s time to let your CAS design skills shine over at CASology this week!  We’re fast approaching the 100th challenge mark and we’re getting pretty excited!

“Shine” reminded me of warm sunshine, so I went with it, using an abundance of yellow!

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (sentiment)
Dies:  Taylored Expressions, Memory Box (birds)

I cute the sun rays piece with the Ray of Sunshine cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.  I then glued the entire piece to the yellow card base.  I happened to have some silver (SU Brushed Silver cardstock) die cut birds leftover from a baby shower project and used three of them on this design.  I decided to use a simple sentiment.

Do you notice how the lines from the sun and the placement of the birds and sentiment guide your eyes around the card?  Use of clean lines helps the main elements stand out on a CAS design more easily.

Want more CAS design tips?  Be sure and visit the rest of the design team member’s blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog!

Don’t forget to link up your own CAS design on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • ~amy~ Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 1:08 pm


  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 2:12 pm

    Love the yellow “white” space! A perfect card for this almost summer day!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 2:15 pm

    I'm getting a 3d vibe from this – love the sunny colours!

  • Lynn Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 2:17 pm

    I love those sweet little birds!

  • Sherrie M. Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 4:07 pm

    VERY cool design Melissa!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 4:20 pm

    Wowzers Melissa, what a cool design!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 9:36 pm

    Really cool design, Melissa! Such a fun take on the Cue Card!

  • Shelly Posted Tuesday, 06/03/2014 10:02 pm

    WOW! This is AWESOME! Love it!

  • Joyce Posted Thursday, 06/05/2014 11:15 pm

    Love this. Like a happy burst of sunshine.

  • Happy Dance Posted Friday, 06/06/2014 12:05 am

    Very cool! Sweet little birds and such a wonderfully CAS design. Just love CASology! Thanks for 98 fun challenges and am looking forward to many more! Bev

  • Cindy H. Posted Friday, 06/06/2014 12:37 pm

    What a bright and cheery card! Since it's been raining and gloomy around these parts, your sunshine really put a smile on my face. Love those sweet birds.

  • Gillian R Posted Friday, 06/06/2014 1:15 pm

    Clever idea for shine Melissa, sun shine didn't even occur to me and I love the die cut for the sun beams.

  • Gay Peplow Posted Saturday, 06/07/2014 9:54 pm

    Beautiful rays of sunshine all over your card, of course 😀 Fabulous idea, love this card 😀 Gay x

  • Judy1223 Posted Sunday, 06/08/2014 2:03 am

    Melissa, I love how the perfect placement of all your sweet elements direct your eyes on the card…perfect in every way!

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