Sunday, 20 April 2014

Quick & Easy Card-io Cards

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here with the final blog post of the Card-io promotion fortnight.
My first two cards are very simple, but I wanted to show you that you don’t have to use all the stamps, or have lots of stamping on your projects. This first uses the tiny flower from the
Sweet Birdhouse set, stamped with Bamboo & Atlantic Versacolor inks on an embossed piece of cardstock.
I started this card by putting Atlantic Versacolor on my craft sheet, spritzing it with water, loading a very small paintbrush with the resulting paint & splattering it over the card stock. I dried some of the splatters with my heat tool & left the rest to dry naturally, this gives different depths of colour. I stamped the sentiment from the Say It With Flowers set with black Versacolor, then stamped the outline flower from the Sweet Birdhouse set with Bamboo, Atlantic & Neptune inks. To finish I used a length of stencil tape to make a border, covered the border with Versamark embossing ink & heat set with WOW silver embossing powder.

Finally, I used Martha Stewart paints – Hailstorm & Sea Lavender – through stencils –
Imagination Crafts Bubble & Glitz Craft Hex Bubble – to make the background. I stamped the branch from Greenery 1 onto scrap card with Bamboo ink & the flowers from Sweet Birdhouse with Atlantic ink, using second & third generation also. I cut it out, leaving a border & used 3D foam to attach it to the background card. I stamped the birdhouse onto the painted card & again onto scrap card, colouring in the second image & adding the little bird from the Sweet Birdhouse set – that was quite fiddly, but luckily, it worked first time. I added some butterflies from the Flutterby Garden set with Neptune & Atlantic ink.

Greenery 1    Say It With Flowers    Flutterby Garden    Sweet Birdhouse    Versacolor Atlantic   Versacolor Bamboo    Versacolor Black    Versacolor Neptune    Bubble  Hex Bubble    WC05 Metallic Silver  Clear Acrylic Pegs    VersaMark Ink Pad      Stencil tape 25mm x 25m  

Thank you so much to everyone who has left comments in the last two weeks. You have until midnight tonight to add your comment to any blog post you might have missed since April 7, don't forget to include this one too. I shall be back some time tomorrow to announce the winner of the giveaway.
Until then, happy Easter & happy crafting.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter Saturday....

Good morning all, wishing you a lovely Easter weekend, hope you have fun with your families and eat lots of chocolate......
I have another card to show you where I have mixed up the stamps again and used the lovely Flower Fields Stamp from Stampendous and again my Card-io Majestic favourite stamp Sketchy Spring Floral.........
I love the subtle colour tones on this card......
I created this card in the same way as the two cards that I posted on Wednesday's post:
The versacolor inks on this card that I used were Ash RoseBamboo and Brown ......
A closer look at the embossed detail, I used Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder for this......

I used Frolic Perfect Prints Pad to stamp and paper piece the flower heads to co-ordinate with the other sheet that I used from it to stamp the background on.....

The background card that I used was Anna Marie Designs Dottie Powder Pink card, here is a closer look.......

Well, it is short and sweet today my lovelies as I have a heap of stuff to do but I will see you again next week.
 Don't forget to leave your comments on the giveaway posts as the two week promotion ends tomorrow, so you still have time to check that you have left a comment on each post....
Flower Fields     Sketchy Spring Floral      Say It With Flowers    Frolic Perfect Prints    Dottie Card Powder Pink  
Versacolor Ash Rose     Versacolor Bamboo   Versacolor Brown   WS15 Clear Sparkle 
Big Hugs Lisa.B. xx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Magestix Emily's Garden...

Happy Friday everyone

I've been playing around with the 
Card-io Majestix Emily's Garden stamp set
available HERE

Once you get going, it doesn't take long to complete a card or three 

The cards are stamped using Versa Colour ink pads in colours
Bamboo, Ash Rose, Sky Blue, Grape and Heliotrope

I've also used sentiments from the Card-io Combination stamp set called
Say it with Flowers
and the Rabbit from Card-io Combination stamp set called


The fence in the above card has been cut away from the
Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die-Garden Gate
I've also added some Stickles Stardust Glitter Glue for sparkle and
I coloured the Rabbit with Promarkers


In the card above, I die cut the frame with AnnaMarie Designs
Dottie Card in Sage Green
plus a few dashes with a black fine liner pen

Celebrations        Say It With Flowers       Emily's Garden                Clear Acrylic Pegs   Versacolor Ash Rose     Versacolor Grape    Versacolor Heliotrope      Versacolor Sky Blue       Versacolor Bamboo                       Dottie Card Sage Green   

This post is part of the Card-io Promotion fortnight, so don't forget to leave a comment
Happy Crafting


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Mum's Garden

Hi! It's Georgina with my Thursday post.
 This is my second post as part of the Card-io promotion and giveaway. I have a tag and cards to share with you using Card-io stamps and Anna Marie Designs card.

The Card-io stamps I used were Lots of PotsSay it with flowers and Mum's Garden. The dottie card is Anna Marie Designs aquamarine Dottie card. The coloured ink pads I used were VersaColor ink pads in Atlantic, Heliotrope, Ash Rose and Sky Blue. All these are all available from Lisa B Designs.

To make the tag I started by cutting a tag from aquamarine Dottie card. I punched a hole in the top to thread the ribbon through.

On a strip of white card I stamped the sentiment and jar using Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I then stamped the flowerheads and drew in green lines with a Forest Moss Distress Marker for the stems. I cut out the top of the strip around the flowerheads. I stamped the butterflies directly onto the tag with the Memento ink. To finish I added faux stitching and Platinum Stickles to the centre of the flowers.

For my next two card I cut pieces 21x10.5cm of aquamarine Dottie card and scored in half to form the card blanks.

For my first card I stamped the jar and flower design onto a strip of white card which I then attached to the card blank. I also stamped the sentiment and butterflies onto the card blank with a Memento ink pad.

I added a strip of dottie card inside the card. I stamped a sentiment and butterflies inside the card. The sentiment stamp is Hobby Art's Birthday Collection. To finish the card I added black dots and Platinum Stickles.
For my final card for today. I cut a square of white card which I stamped the jar and flowerheads onto. I added a piece of light blue ribbon across the square before adding to the card blank. I also added a bow tied from the same ribbon.

Inside the card I attached squares of dottie and white card. I stamped the large flowerhead on the corner and a sentiment in the centre. To finish the card I added black dots and Platinum Stickles.

For more details about the Giveway, pop over to this blog post. To be entered in the giveaway, you must leave a comment on EVERY Card-io promotion blog post April 7 to the final post on April 19.

Lots of Pots  Mum's Garden   Dottie Card Aquamarine   Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black   Versacolor Atlantic  Versacolor Heliotrope  Versacolor Ash Rose    Versacolor Sky Blue   Say It With Flowers  Glitter Glue - PlatinumCS052D Birthday Collection