Friday, 30 October 2015

Card-io Tutorial

Hello crafters, This is my first full tutorial for you so I hope you like it.

First I took the inside acetate with the images and cut around each one so I could use them as templates to place and design the card before permanently stamping.

Then I chose a 7" x 7" card and placed the images where I thought they looked best. (I sometimes change my mind and you'll see on the finished card that I moved the rabbit and drew in an additional branch on the tree using a fine line pen)

The next thing was to decide where the skyline was going and went about drawing a wavy line and cut along to create my horizon.

I placed the card on a craft mat with the opening facing me so the card was side on.  Placed a piece of paper under the top of the card and taped it in place, I laid the skyline vertically on the card and taped that using masking tape.

I got all the tools I needed to create my skyline, which consisted of Blending Mat, Speedball Brayer, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks and Mini Blending Tool.

I wanted to have a little moon, so cut a small circle using my Spellbinders dies and the Mask-it to create my moon.  Placed that in the position then using the brayer and Salty Ocean I blended it on my craft mat to the desired colour and transferred the colour to the card until I reached a nice shade of darkish blue.  (Sorry forgot to take a picture at this point, but you will get my drift later)

I removed the mask and the tape to reveal the skyline, then cut the moon again using copy paper and used the cut out section as a mask to create the yellow moon using the Squeezed Lemonade and a blending tool.

Next came the stamping, using the Card-io Combinations Christmas Scenery 2, Stampeaze and Versafine Black Onyx, stamped the Santa and Sleigh across the moon.

Then stamped the remaining images where I previously decided.

So to give the card some perspective, I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue along the skyline, under the houses and on the roofs, tree, rabbits and snowman, then covered the whole lot with Glamour Dust.

I left the glue to dry for a while before tapping off the excess, and brushing off where the glitter had stuck to the black images.

I finished off with a little Card-io Christmas Sentiment here's a close up and the finished card again.

Very simple little card but I hope you've enjoyed it and see you again next Friday.
Love Jan -x-


  1. Love the snow effects Jan, great layout xxx

  2. Lovely card Jan, I love the blue sky against the white space.


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