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".

Friday 4 December 2015

A Star for Happy Little Stampers

It's time for the December challenge at Happy Little Stampers!  This month it is "Star".  I especially love stars as a Christmas card theme.  And I love the giant star stamp I chose to use for my card:

I love the way it is easy to score and bend and then put foam tape under it to get some real dimension.

I usually stamp it in gold but was feeling the need for something different so stamped it in a bright red, then sprayed it with Shimmer Spray (it's much more shimmery in real life!).  And also in real life, the red border is a much better colour match than it looks in the photo!

The background is splattered with a copper watercolour paint and the sentiment is heat embossed with a copper ep.  The copper border matches those.

Please come and join us at Happy Little Stampers.  You've got till the end of the month to link up your starry creations! 


Stamps: SU Christmas Star, Paper Smooches sentiment
Ink: Memento Lady Bug
Paper: white, red, and shimmery copper cs
Accessories: copper watercolour paint, copper embossing powder, foam tape, Tsukineko shimmer spritz


  1. what a beautiful red star with the pretty flourishes - love the splatter too!

  2. Really beautiful Susan. LOVE that large red star ... and such great dimension. The copper splatters, sentiment and framing work perfectly with the red. xx

  3. I love this elegant star and it's so pretty in the red with the shimmer! Love the spatters too! Gorgeous!

  4. The star is gorgeous done in the red...and the glimmer does show quite nicely. The dimension is wonderful and those copper touches look most gorgeous too. (nice splatters!). TFS & Have a great weekend.

  5. What a fabulous star Susan! I love how you scored it to give such a wow factor, and it is a wonderful centrepiece to your lovely card.

  6. That is a giant star and I love it! Beautifully designed!! xx

  7. Great star, love how you have created it and made it your centrepiece, xx

  8. Beautiful... I love the dimension you got.. and that sentiment is awesome.. great CAS card.

  9. That's a fab card. Used colors give a nice contrast. I love the pattern on gwieździe.Uściski,


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