A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Tag

Hello All,

It's time for the November Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  This month the challenge is "Tag".

I find making tags quite a challenge - it's a smaller canvas and a different shape to a regular A2 card.  But I was happy with how this one turned out (and it's in my favourite colour combination of blue, silver, and white!).

I started with a blank white tag and sponged it with Distress inks.  When dry, I used a tiny snowflake stencil and went over it with Pearlescent embossing paste.

I set that aside to dry while I die cut the trees out of white cs and the word "winter" out of self-adhesive silver paper.  I very lightly rubbed a green coloured pencil over the trees, then added the dies and white layers to the tag.

Finally I added glue to the hilltops and trees, and sprinkled on glitter.  The ribbon is hard to see, but it is blue, with silver threads that match the sentiment.

Thanks for dropping by, and please join us by making Christmas tag for the Happy Little Stampers challenge.  You have until the end of November to enter.

I'm adding this tag to Loll Thompson's Twelve Tags of Christmas event.  This is for mixed media Christmas tags and is open for entries until November 22nd.  Every day from now until November 15th, Loll will be posting one of her tags alongside two tags by guest designers.  I'm honoured to be a guest designer on November 14th.   So watch for another tag from me that day!

Paper - premade white tag, white cs, silver self-adhesive paper
Ink - Distress Broken China and Faded Jeans
Size - 4.75"x2.5"
Accessories - Memory Box stencil, Dreamweavers Pearlescent embossing paste, blue and silver ribbon, Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter, Tim Holtz "winter" die, Memory Box trees die, green coloured pencil


  1. Love your snowy scene, Susan! Tags are a challenge to me too. I think you did an awesome job!

  2. This is so pretty Susan ... and so you in these colours. :) Love the texture from your stenciled snowflakes ... so delicate. Thanks for sharing your tag with my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

  3. Susan this is so pretty. The blue is gorgeous and the snowflakes are perfect above the trees. The sparkly winter is perfect too xx

  4. What a beautifully crisp winter scene Susan and I love the clean look you achieved!
    Carol x

  5. Susan, I love your tag. Beautiful winter scene, I love convex snowflakes falling from the sky. Somewhere out there probably lies Santa Claus with bags full of gifts ... :-)

  6. This is so pretty Susan .... the colours are so clean and crisp and I love the added sparkle xx

  7. such a pretty stenciled background, great CAS tag

  8. I love the pearlescent snow.. great touch to a great tag.. those trees are gorgeous.. such the right size.. awesome Job...xx

  9. Susan, I'm tag challenged as well, but yours definitely does NOT say that!!! Love the snowy blue sky and the snowscape with the glittering trees tucked in among the hills. It's lovely and well executed indeed! TFS

  10. You may have felt challenged Susan but you nailed it with this tag....it's gorgeous. Carol x

  11. love the christmas trees and how you have created the background.


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