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.


  1. Another fabulous way for us to use these stamps - thank you for the inspiration! Karen x

  2. These are so beautiful Kirsten. I love the delicate designs and colours with gorgeous sentiments too.
    Thank you to you and the rest of the design team for all the inspiration over the last 2 weeks, I have really enjoyed looking at your creations using these fabulous products.
    I hope you all have a fabulous Easter.
    Sue xx

  3. Love the combination of embossing with stamping. Very clever.

  4. Great cards again today, the first one is so simple but perfect, shame it's all finishing tonight, but look forward to what's coming next, it's such a great blog,,thanks, x Sam

  5. Gorgeous cards. The first one is beautiful and shows off the CAS style perfectly. Great job on showcasing these stamps.

  6. Love your cards. I have an allium embossing folder which I love the look of, but am never very sure how to use it!! I'll give this a try. Thank you! Jan


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