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".

Friday, 26 January 2018

Christmas Fairy

This week 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is asking for:

I am trying to use up some of my backgrounds from my UFO box so pulled out one that I made when trying out a gelli plate - so long ago I can't quite remember how I did it.

I stamped the Lavinia fairy sitting in the moon and heat embossed in sparkly white.  I went over the inside of the moon with white Wink of Stella and stamped and heat embossed some small snowflakes.  The pale stars, by the way, are part of the gelli plate background.

I tore a rough edge on a scrap of cs and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.

I ended up with an odd proportioned piece that wouldn't work on an A2 card so found an odd envelope and cut a card base to fit in, then trimmed down my panel to suit it.  I popped it up on fun foam.

Stamps - Lavinia fairy in moon, two small snowflake peg stamps, unknown sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Frost White and Peacock Gold Blue
Paper - white cs, mixed media cs
Size - 4.25x6.25"
Accessories - white Wink of Stella, white sparkly and clear sparkly embossing powder, fun foam


  1. I've not tried the geli plate technique but it is on my to do list! Gorgeous colours, love all the bling and the torn edge on your gorgeous card x

  2. I love how the stars fade into the background and that sparkly fairy! It looks like she is lighting up that gorgeous nighttime sky!

  3. This is very lovely and so good to use up your stash. The blue is beautifully vibrant and perfect with the silvery white. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  4. Your background is so pretty Susan. Great work with the gelli plate. LOVE the stars ... they look like they were ghosted. Beautiful fairy and moon image. xx

  5. You transformed your gelli plate background into a gorgeous out of this world glittery Christmas card, Susan. TFS your card and all your mixed media steps. Hugs...

  6. I like your beautiful background and all the stars and fairy on the moon :-))
    Thanks for join us at 52CCT.

  7. Looks magical.. Awesome blue gelli plate background. Another product I’m not familiar with. 😂

  8. sweet image, and the perfect background for such a magical image of the fairy :)

  9. Elle est magique cette carte Susan, poétique et pleine de charme, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52 CCT, biz


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