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".

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Embossing for Merry Monday

Merry Monday is one of my favourite Christmas challenges.  This week it is:


Here's my card:

Using cream shimmer cs, I dry embossed the Cuttlebug folder that has lots of ornaments on it. Then I stamped and heat embossed one of the Penny Black ornaments and cut it out with a matching die.  I also heat embossed the sentiment.

I find the shimmer cs very hard to photograph so forgive the shadows.

Stamps - Penny Black ornament, SU sentiment
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Penny Black ornament, SU sentiment
Size - A2
Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders ornament die, red cord, red glitter embossing powder, foam tape


  1. Beautiful. Great texture. Love the embossed background.

  2. very classy card, love the textures

  3. Wow...Stunning dry and heat embossed ornaments, Susan. You do Christmas designs so well!!! TFS my friend. Hugs..

  4. gorgeous, love all the shimmer and embossing :)

  5. Your embossed shimmer card stock is such a gorgeous backdrop for your lovely ornament, Susan! Love the clean design on this one. That ornament is so beautiful too.

  6. What an elegant ornament, Susan! I love the embossed shimmer paper with the subtle ornaments in the background! Lovely!

  7. So pretty!! Love you red and gold ornament ... it's gorgeous. And looks perfect against the background of ornaments. xx

  8. The pearlised CS looks fabulous and the die cut bauble is so pretty x

  9. Beautiful Card! Great combo of embossing and ornament!

  10. Gorgeous CAS design, love the embossing folder you used. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

  11. Beautiful card. Love the CAS design and the shimmer. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT


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