Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Cardio Wreath Card.......

Good morning all,

Apologies for the lateness of this post, I have been so busy in my studio lately making samples for my next class, Hobby Art and Imagination Crafts next TV shows and also for the Birmingham NEC show which I will be demonstrating at with Imagination Crafts that I totally forgot about my blog post last night....naughty me, hand slapped and all!!

So here is another sample card made using the wonderful Card-io Stamps, I know I keep saying it but I really have loved playing with these stamps. There are endless possibilities with them and I just love the scale of them......
I wanted to create a scene through a wreath so I chose to use the Card-io Fern Wreath and 

I started by cutting a 6"square piece of super smooth card and stamping the circle of ferns in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, I repeated again moving the wreath stamp on a little to make the wreath look fuller. I then cut a circle to create an aperture in copy paper using my Spellbinder dies that fitted the size of the inner circle of the wreath and used this as a mask.
I began by stamping the the house first in Black Stazon and then made a mask from Mask-it to cover it. I then added some hills using my mylar hill mask (used in previous posts this month) and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and also the sky line. Next I added in the fence with the trees and the lastly the deer.
Now at this point I was quite pleased with the scene but it looked a little stark against the green wreath so I decided to add some black stamping to the wreath too, so I added a first generation impression and then moved it on slightly and then did a second generation. This just helped pull the picture all together, you know what it is like sometimes you just don't know until you start playing!!

I wanted to add a sentiment, so I chose the Stampendous Merry Christmas, I love the script of this stamp, it is so flowing.......I stamped it in Black Stazon.

I sat and looked at the image and liked the cleanness of the card but because it was going on a 
white 8" x 8"card I felt it needed something else, so I opted for some snow flakes from the lovely Hobby Art Winter's Snowflakes Stamp Set (another favourite of mine):

So I used the cluster of small snowflakes at the bottom of the stamp set and my Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and stamped some around the edges of the card. I then matted and layered it on to black card and then on my white card......

To finish off I added some bling on to the hills with a Zig 2- Way Glue Pen and some Stampendous Crystal Glitter......

 Well I hope that you have enjoyed the inspiration and remember the blog challenge runs until November 8th. The theme is 'Stamped Christmas Scenes' & you get a second entry if you use Card-io stamps on your project, so why not have a go.....

Until next time......
Big hugs 
Lisa B xxx

Mowed Lawn - Mini   Shaded Lilac - Mini   ZIG 2-way Glue Pen  Crystal Glitter

Merry Christmas Retro Script   Stazon Jet Black  Mask-It


  1. Love the deer right at the front, great perspective! Lovely subtle border as well xx

  2. Such a pretty card. Great idea to add the tiny snowflakes.


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