Friday, October 14, 2011

CSAYL - Seeing Spots

We have a fun challenge for you over at CSAYL - this week its time to add polka dots to your creation! I LOVE polka dots - I think they are fun but classy at the same time, so I really enjoyed working on this week's challenge card. This week's challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Paper Makeup Stamps and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher to spend in their store!

I chose to work with a sentiment as my focus on this card and used the All I Want For Christmas Is You sentiment:

I used Rustic Cream card for my base and my main layer. I lightly drew a grid along the bottom of my top layer in pencil and then used this to stamp my individual polka dot from PTI's Round and Round anniversary set along the grid in Real Red ink. The top layer was then run through my Cuttlebug with my Argyle impression plate. I printed my sentiment onto some more Rustic Cream card and die cut it with my Mat Stack 1 die, using Kraft ink to stamp the border from the Mat Stack 1 Collection stamp set around the edge. All edges of my card were inked with my Chamomile tea dye ink. Some blue ribbon was looped above the polka dots and then my die cut was popped up on dimensionals on top of this. I added a couple of strips of pearls above my ribbon and also some punched snowflakes using Rustic Cream and Real Red card.

 I drew another grid on my inide layer and stamped my polka dots around all the edges. A smaller piece of Rustic Cream was layered on top and my sentiment from Wings of Joy stamped in Bashful Blue ink. Finally I added another strip of blue pearls along the bottom.

I really enjoyed making this card - I have noticed that my style has been evolving into clean and simple, but somethimes its just nice to add a slight vintage look and lots of layers!! Now be sure to check out all the team's cards over at CSAYL and link up your creation for your chance to win the $15 voucher!!

Stamps: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Paper Makeup Stamps); Wings of Joy (TE); Round and Round, Mat Stack 1 Collection (PTI)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream (PTI); Real Red (SU)
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake (SU); Chamomile Tea Dye ink (PTI)
Accessories: Mat Stack 1 die, Argyle impression Plate (PTI); blue pearls (Kaisercraft); Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); blue ribbon, dimensionals


  1. This is awesome Kerry! How did I miss this image?!!! Love these colors together!

    :-) Becky

  2. This is beautiful Kerry! I love the complete LO... can i copy it?? :)


  3. Kerry this is beautiful! Love that Argyle impressions plate and that blue ribbon just adds the perfect amount of colour! Great job!


  4. Love this card and how the red pops.

  5. definitely feeling a CASE coming on Kerry!! the is such a brilliant design, of course the dots are a highlight for me-lol!!! think I may have to dust off this dotty set! LO

  6. I love this card Kerry! The colors and design are so pretty!