Monday, 12 October 2015

Easy Card-io Scene Building

Good morning crafters, I hope you all had a nice weekend.I've got another of my 
Card-io Christmas cards & a step by step to show you today.

I said in last week's blog post that I am not good at scene building, but Card-io stamps actually make it very easy to create a scene. I just try to remember two things; create shadows to 'ground' images in the foreground & the further away an object is, the smaller it will look.

I began by stamping, with Jet Black Stazon ink, the mountain range from Christmas Scenery 1 onto a piece of 5.5 x 5.5" white Super Smooth card....................

I stamped the mountain again onto a piece of Mask-it, cut it out & stuck it over one on the Super Smooth. Then I applied Squeezed Lemonade & Ripe Persimmon Distress inks through a circle I'd die cut from scrap card........

I had a fair idea of how I wanted the finished card to look & knew I wanted to frame the image, so at this stage I cut a square from a piece of copy paper & used the resulting frame to guide where I would put the rest of the images............

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps Birds & created some hills using 
Black Soot Distress ink............

I applied Black Soot DI - very lightly & only using the ink that was already on the blending foam - through the smaller tree of the Imagination Crafts' Fir Trees stencil to use as a reference point.............

Added stamping from the Christmas Scenery 1
Christmas Scenery 2 Card-io stamp sets, used a grey watercolour pencil to apply shadows & blended a little Stormy Sky & Tumbled Glass over the top of the card for the sky...........

Replaced the Fir Trees stencil & applied silver Sparkle Medium through it..........

When the Sparkle Medium was dry, I used silver mirri & black card for matting & layering onto a 
7 x 7" white card blank & die cut the frame from a piece of Core'dinations card..........

Christmas Scenery 1  Christmas Scenery 2  Birds   Fir Trees  Silver   Ripe Persimmon - Mini  Squeezed Lemonade - Mini   Black Soot Distress Ink Pad  Super Smooth WhiteBlack Card  Card Blanks   Stazon Jet BlackMask-It 

Thank you for visiting the blog today. If you're inspired to create your own Christmas scene, remember you can enter two projects into the blog challenge - if you use Card-io stamps you will get a second entry.

I will be back next week. take care & happy crafting.



  1. Very successful scene! It looks like winter...

  2. Love this scene, great in a frame and the sparkle at the front is s great feature xx

    1. Thanks Martina, I was pleased with how well the sparkly tree looked.

  3. Lovely card Kirst, I love the use of the sparkle medium with it too, you can't beat a bit of bling! xx


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