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, 2 March 2016

Peaceful Snow

I'm back from vacation and happy to be checking out some challenges.  I made this card for the SCS CAS challenge (Sparkly Sentiments) and the Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge.

For Sparkle Creations we were to be inspired by this photo:

I immediately thought of the old SU set "Solemn Stillness".  I stamped my tree in Versamark and heat embossed in white ep, then sponged around it with Distress inks (more blues than purple as I'm not a huge fan of purple).  I cut two layers of snow banks and added a bit of sponging to them.

Once the snow banks were glued on, I sprinkled with chunky white ep and heated from underneath.

I popped it up on a piece of fun foam and added a die cut sentiment, cut out of glitter cs.

I might come back and try one using the other Solemn Stillness stamp, and maybe even stretch myself and do it in purple!

Stamps - SU Solemn Stillness
Ink - Versamark, Memento Summer Sky, Distress Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and    Dusty Concord
Paper - Gina K white cs, pale blue glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Impression Obsession peace sentiment die, white embossing powder, Stampendous chunky white embossing powder, fun foam


  1. Awesome card! Love that tree image. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. So pretty Susan. Love your blended sky and the chunky embossing powder snow. xx

  3. What a pretty snowy tree, Susan! I love the purple mixed in with the blue in the sky! Very peaceful!

  4. love it!!...just perfect for the sketch photo
    So glad you had a chance to get away.
    hugs mf!


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