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, 22 November 2017

Another Christmas Tag

My good friend, Loll, is running her annual Twelve Tags of Christmas


I've made a second tag for the challenge, and unlike my first one (see here), this one is back to my favourite colour scheme of blue and white.

I used the splash watercolour technique with various blue Distress inks to colour the tag.  Then I stamped the little snowflake flurry across the top and heat embossed in white; and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

I die cut the tree twice and glued them together.  I patted Versamark all over it and heat embossed with Frantage Shabby Green embossing enamel.   Here's a close-up showing the sparkle of the Frantage:

There are just a couple more days to link up a tag at Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas - the linky closes at the end of the day on November 24th.

Stamps - Rubber Soul snowflake flurry, Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - Versamark, ColorBox white, Versafine Onyx Black, various blue Distress inks
Paper - pre-cut tag, white cs
Size - 5.25x2.5"
Accessories - Tim Holtz tree die, clear and white embossing powder, Stampendous Frantage Shabby Green embossing enamel, seam binding


  1. gorgeous background and love the sparkly tree with the specks of green.

  2. Love your background Susan ... looks awesome with the beautiful die-cut tree. The frantage adds lots of texture and a bit of green and gold, which is so pretty!! Thanks for joining my tag event!! xx

  3. What a glorious color, Susan and love that tree- my personal favorite with all the texture from the frontage! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. Wow this just jumps off the screen. Glorious colours, great splashing technique and the white die cut trees are fabulous x

  5. I love your pretty blue background with the embossed snow flurry! And that tree is gorgeous! Lots of wonderful sparkle! Love those flecks of green!

  6. Gorgeous tag, love the frantage tree against that fantastic blue background, Cathy x

  7. Gorgeous Splash Distress Inks background for your glittery die cut tree and frantage snow. So much creative texture my friend. TFS Susan. Hugs Nancy


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