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, 13 July 2016

Christmas Greenery in July

I do hope my followers don't get tired of Christmas cards!  But I need to get lots made for my sale in November.  So here are a couple more - slight variations using the same image.

I used an old Northwoods stamp, coloured it with Copics and a gold gel pen, and sponged around the edges of the panel with Antique Linen Distress ink.  For the first one, I scored the edges of the focal panel for interest, bordered with a holly embossed green layer and a plain red layer, and put it on a blank gold cardbase I had in my stash, and for the second I used just one bordering layer, but notched the edges.  I love the long narrow card for this image.

The first one is going over to CAS Mix UpJuly's challenge is:

I used Copic markers to colour my stamped image, and then used scoring, sponging, and dry embossing for "my choice".

I'll be back soon with something that is not Christmas!!

Stamps - Northwoods
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Antique Linen
Paper - blank gold cardbase; white, green, and red cs
Size - 8.25"x4"
Accessories - Copic markers, gold gel pen, holly embossing folder, ScorBuddy, SU corner notch punch


  1. That is a nice image! Your cards look very nice! No problem on the Christmas cards.

  2. Two beautiful cards using this pretty image Susan. Love the borders of red, green and gold. Great job colouring with Copics! xx

  3. Love the long narrow cards and that pretty holly border! All that gold makes them so elegant!

  4. Such pretty colored holly and love your skinny cards. You are inspiring me to make more Christmas cards my friend. Hugs, nancy


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