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, 20 November 2016

Challenging Snowflakes

Audrie posts great Inspiration Challenges on SCS.  This week she chose a Spellbinders board on Pinterest.  I found this pin on the board to CASE:

Using lots of dies and doing a white on white card is quite a challenge for me.  I made this card:

I CASEd the layout and design, but flipped the layout. I used a random dotted embossing folder rather than the Swiss dots one on the card, and substituted snowflakes for the butterflies.

I cut two of all the dies and stacked them up to give more dimension and substance to them.

To stick down the corner die, I decided to try running it through my Xyron - unfortunately it left a lot of excess stickiness around the fine thin parts of it. To deal with the stickiness, I sprinkled on glitter and pressed it in. I then decided to add the same glitter to the snowflakes.

The snowflakes and sentiment label are attached with foam tape.

It's quite outside of my usual style but I'm pleased with myself for attempting it!  And I learned an important lesson from it - do not use the Xyron for really detailed dies!

Stamps - Old Island Stamping Co. sentiment
Ink - Versafine Smokey Gray
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - various snowflake dies, Spellbinders label die, Memory Box corner die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, glitter, clear embossing powder, Xyron, foam tape


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love all the white on white texture and dimension!

  2. So pretty! Love of amazing dimension with the dry embossing and stacked dies. A happy accident with the Xyron ... love all the sparkle. :) xx

  3. love the white on white, the sparkle is great even if it is to cover up the xyron glue. awesome card


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