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".

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Blue, Gold, White, and Silver

Merry Monday posted its last challenge before taking a break over the summer.

I pulled out a bunch of scraps of blue backgrounds I'd made in the past and used some of them up to make this card:

The background on the right is just a spray, the centre is the salt technique, and the left is faux mother of pearl - great chance to use up some leftovers!

The tops of the ornaments were die cut using Tim Holtz's deco adhesive glitter paper.  The one on the right has some punched snowflakes on the centre part as the die cut tore and I was running out of time to enter the challenge so went for a quick solution.

The sentiment was done by sticking a few scraps of both the gold and silver adhesive glitter paper on cs, then die cutting "noel".  The left side of the card needed something to balance it so I added a scrap of gold scroll from die cutting the ornaments.

Looking forward to Merry Monday returning in September as it's one of my favourite Christmas card challenges!


Paper - white cs, Tim Holtz gold and silver deco adhesive glitter paper, leftover background pieces
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box ornament dies, McGill tiny snowflake punch, Tim Holtz noel die


  1. Such pretty ornaments in the different techniques. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  2. Very nice use if many different things!

  3. Very nice use if many different things!

  4. Wow, Susan, these are gorgeous! I love how each one is done with a different technique! The glitter paper adds extra elegance! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Your ornaments are so pretty Susan. Love the use of the different techniques for each one. The glitter accents add lots of sparkle. xx


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