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, 6 December 2017

A Dog in a Santa Hat

The new Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge is "Santa Hat".

I went with a dog with a Santa hat just like the cute pup in their image.

The dog and the Santa hat are stamped and coloured with coloured pencils and Gamsol for blending. They were then fussy cut.

I stamped the sentiment on the lower part of a panel of white cs and dry embossed just the upper part. Then wrapped the ribbon around it.

The dog's paws are taped directly to the ribbon but his body and hat are popped up with foam tape.

I added Flower Soft to the hat brim and pom-pom.

Stamps - Tim Holtz dog and hat, Stampabilities sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white and red cs
Size - A2
Accessories - plaid ribbon, Sizzix embossing folder, coloured pencils, Gamsol, white Flower Soft, foam tape


  1. Adorable pup & the flower-soft looks perfect on the Santa hat! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!!

  2. Such an adorable crazy pup look so festive in his Santa hat! Love your pencil and gamsol coloring, Susan. You make me want to get out my Prisma color pencils and gamsol. TFS and Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs

  3. So cute. Love the star embossed background and flower soft.

  4. So cute Susan, I love the tartan ribbon it's so perfect for the little Scottie dog :)

  5. Cute! A nice embossed background for that dog with the fun Santa hat.

  6. So cute!! Love the gingham ribbon with that sweet Santa dog, Susan. The flower soft is perfect for the cuff and pompom. xx

  7. So adorable. Love the embossed background of stars and the pretty ribbon showing off that sweet dog and his Santa Hat. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  8. Sweet card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  9. Perfect for this challenge! I love the "fur" on his hat!


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