Friday, September 23, 2011

CSAYL - Clean and Simple

It's the end of the week, so its time for another CSAYL challenge - to create a clean and simple card. This is not an easy task for me as I am always tempted to add something extra each time. But that's what's great about challenges right?

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This week's challenge is sponsored by Karber Digital Images and the winner of this week's challenge will receive two free digis. The image that the team is working with this week is Rudolph.

My card looks clean and simple but I just had to go the extra mile. I couldn't help myself - I did some masking and reverse masking.

I first used some scrap cardstock and die cut a circle from it using my largest circle nestability. Then I stamped my Rudolph image in the centre of my main layer and again on another piece of scrap cardstock. I covered my main layer with my diecut scrap and also adhered my scrap Rudolph image over the top of my main image. I used a sentiment stamp to repeatedly stamp my sentiments around my Rudolph image in Kraft ink. When I took away the die cut scrap and the Rudolph mask, I ended up with a circle of sentiments around my image. Finally I coloured Rudolph in with my Copics. 

I stamped my sentiment from Holiday Button Bits in Real Red ink and ran my main layer through my Cuttlebug with my trusty Linen Impression plate. Some Chocolate bakers twine was tied around my  main layer a couple of times and then the layer was adhered to my base. To finish off Rudloph I added some Glossy Accents to his nose for some shine.

On the inside I kept it very simple using the full sentiment stamp for my message:

Now its your turn! Link up your creation to the CSAYL blog for your chance to win this week's prize and check out the rest of the team's cards. I am off to check them out now!

Stamps: Rudolph digi (Karber Digital Images); Holiday Button Bits (PTI); Christmas sentiment stamp (unknown)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Real Red, Kraft (SU)
Accessories: Circle nestabilility (Spellbinders); Linen impression plate (PTI); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Copics; Chocolate bakers twine (MFT)


  1. This is too cute!! Love that glossy nose and the text circle for the background is awesome!

  2. Kerry, this is fabulous!! LOVE your reverse masking, and the colour matching of your twine to the cute reindeer's colour. Beautiful work, as always.

  3. This is so pretty Kerry! Love how you used the impression plate for the background. I can't seem to leave anything plain either! And using the masking and reverse masking was such a great idea! Love that technique! Really preety card!

  4. Wowzers! Kerry I love this design! Such a fun layout! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Glad to have found you!

  5. Brilliantly CAS Kerry!! love how you have stamped the circle in the middle and highlighted with the twine! another inspiring creation! :)