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, 27 January 2018

Needlepoint-Inspired Snow

This week, Merry Monday's challenge is Let It Snow:

I was inspired by something I saw when on needlepoint.com:

I love that Nordic look and in fact I have a red winter sweater with white snowflakes in that style.  Here's my card:

I used my Tim Holtz stencil with white embossing paste on red cs. I layered a sentiment tag over a section of embossing that smudged badly.   I used "let it snow" as the sentiment in keeping with the Merry Monday challenge and embellished with a wooden snowflake.

I'm also posting it on SCS for the Inspiration Challenge.

Stamps - unknown sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Chianti
Paper - red and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz stencil, Dreamweaver white embossing paste, clear embossing powder, SU wooden snowflake, Nesties sentiment label, seam binding, fun foam


  1. Great inspiration from the needlepoint. Love how you've only used part of the stencil on your fabulous card x

  2. This looks like a warm, cozy Christmas sweater! Love the white embossing on the red and the tag is perfect! The smudge turned out to be a good thing.

  3. You have really touched my 1/2 Norwegian blood my friend:-) I LOVE your stenciled Nordic pattern for your beautiful snow Christmas card, Susan. TFS Hugs..I also have a sweater with snow in a blue and white pattern:-)

  4. Love the stencil, perfect for the inspiration challenge. Red and white look awesome for Christmas and this certainly feels Christmassy :)

  5. I love the Nordic look too Susan and the white embossing paste looks FABULOUS against the red layer!! And a perfect sentiment too for this challenge!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  6. Great item to find inspiration from. Your card is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. So creative Susan, I love your design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  8. Love the paste over coloured card stock! Such a beautiful design. Great card Susan! xx

  9. This couldn't be more perfect from your inspiration, Susan! Love the stencil and the idea of using colored cardstock, something I never think to do. Great job with the paste too. I may just have to have that stencil.


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