Being Tuesday, we’re off and brainstorming for a new cue word challenge over at CASology! This week, we’re also reviewing what exactly defines CAS design, so sit back and take the refresher course as you hop between the design team members’ blogs this week!
|Stamp: Uniko Studio|
First, I reduced the busy look. I went with the Rule of Three and only placed three circles on the design. This accomplished two things. First, it freed up more of that beautiful thing called “white space.” Second, it allowed the sentiment to be more center stage. Do you notice one other subtle difference? To add a little more interest (due to the lack of embellishments), I stamped the sentiment twice! Do you see how it visually adds a little more dimension?
It’s little things like these that can kick your CAS cards up a notch! I don’t always get so technical when designing cards, but sometimes when I feel like a design is going nowhere fast, I’ll stop and start thinking about the components of a true CAS design. Often times, it helps get past the brain block!
I hope you’ll join us over at CASology this week for this challenge! We’re not asking you to make two versions of a card! In fact, interpret the CONTRAST cue any way you like! We’re just using this word to give you some visuals of CAS design! Be sure and visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs for even more CAS design tips and go say, “Hi!” to our guest designer this week too!
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
I’m going to be busy playing with pictures today! I kind of offered to take some photos of some friends’ children at the last minute yesterday. Love little ones! If I ever got serious about doing photography as a side business, I’d totally focus on children! They make me laugh!