Friday, August 12, 2011

CSAYL- Inspiration Photo

Hi everyone,
Sorry it has been such a long time between posts - I woke up on Sunday morning with a terrible headache and I soon realised that I had come down with the flu! I then have been off work for the last 4 days, totally out of it and only today have been right to go back. What a horrible experience - it really knocked me about and I just had no energy to create any cards! I missed yesterday's Colour Create Challenge, but I do have that card nearly made, so I will still post it over the weekend.

Anyway today it's Friday, so I do have a card to share for this week's CSAYL challenge. This week is a fun week - we have an inspiration photo and the challenge is to use this to create your card. The winner of the challenge will get the chance to be a guest designer for a week in September. Here's the pic:

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Here's my creation:

I used Snow Swirled by Stampin' Up for all my stamping. I randomly stamped my pastel snowflakes on white card, adding a silver rhinestone to the centre of each. The sentiment was stamped using Smokey Shadow ink and then the whole layer was embossed with my Linen impression plate. I adhered this layer to some Lemon Zest cardstock before mounting onto my white base. To finish off the front, I used my glue pen to run a thin line of glue around the edge and dipped the sides in Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

The inside uses another sentiment from Snow Swirled stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and then the layer was embossed again with my Linen impresssion plate before mounting on Lemon Zest cardstock and adhering to the inside.

Have a look over at the CSAYL blog and check out the other designers' cards. Be sure to link up your creation for your chance to be a guest designer in September! Don't forget, there are only 19 weeks till Christmas, so  now is a great time to start your Christmas stash!!

Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU)
Cardstock: Select White, Lemon Zest (PTI)
Ink: Lemon Zest, Smokey Shadow (PTI); New Sprout Dew Drop (Memento); Rouge Chalk ink (Colorbox); Blue pigment ink (Martha Stewart)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); Linen impression plate (PTI); glue pen (Zig); silver rhinestones


  1. Hope you feel better soon! This card is simply gorgeous. Love the simple yet striking look.

  2. Simply beautiful! Love the colors you chose from the picture to use on this gorgeous card!

  3. this is beautiful, Kerry. Hope that you are feeling better now.

  4. This is gorgeous, Kerry! I love all the white space. The colorful snowflakes against the white make such a bold and beautiful statement!

    Sorry to hear you were sick! GLad you're feeling better now!


  5. So elegant Kerry!! Loving all the white and the soft and gorgeous colours of the snowflakes!! Hope you are feeling on top of the world again and the peskie flu has gone!! :)

  6. Hi Kerry I have come over from CSAYL and wanted to stop by and say LOVE your card so stylish! Samantha :0)