Friday, November 18, 2011

CSAYL - Inspiration Pic

This week is the final challenge for CSAYL for the year. It has been great as a member of the DT with all the other fantastic designers and to be able to create all the cards I need for Christmas plus more!!

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K and there will be 3 winners. The first will receive 3 free digis, the second will win 2 free digis and the third will be win 1 free digi!!

We have a gorgeous inspiration pic for you to work with this week:
pinterest - Kenny K.jpg

I chose to work with the new sleigh digi for my card. This is such a fabulous image and I had so many wonderful ideas in my head but for some reason I had trouble carrying that out on my card. Anyway, here is my creation:

I used New Leaf cardstock for my base, cutting the front a little shorter than the back. I then edged a piece of white card with my Upper Crest border punch, stamped my Merry Christmas sentiment in New Leaf ink, added some silver rhinestones and adhered this to the bottom of my New Leaf front base.

My sleigh image was printed onto  more white cardstock and then coloured in with Copics. Finally some glitter was added to the sleigh and the ground. This layer was adhered to the front of my base, leaving a little strip of New Leaf base showing through. I finished off the front by adhering two pieces of ribbon to the joins and some more glitter to the edges of the card.

Very simple card, but I am just not that happy about it - I think I envisioned just using the green and silver from the inspiration photo, but I needed to add more colour to my sleigh image so this didn't happen.

Anyway, hop on over to the CSAYL blog for your chance to win this week's fabulous prize! I hope on your journey with us throughout the year you have been able to get a great start on your Christmas cards too!!

Stamps: Sleigh digi (Kenny K); Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Cardstock: New Leaf, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI)
Accessories: Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars); Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Copics; green ribbon; glue pen


  1. Kerry this is so lovely...........I can't believe your not happy with it chicki!!

    I love how you did the bottom of the card - very clever and makes a lovely feature!!


  2. Such a gorgeous image! Love the sparkly hightlights and all those wonderful bright toys! It really is a fun card Kerry!

  3. I think this is lovely! You did a great job with coloring the image and presenting it so beautifully on the card! I love the bottom edge! It's been great seeing your fabulous creations each week!

  4. I hate it when my card idea doesn't translate onto paper...but this really is fantastic! LOVE the vibrant colors--and that row of bling is fabulous! :)