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".

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Cork with Wooden Snowflake

A new challenge from CAS Mix Up (and did I ever find this a challenge - took me ages to come up with an idea!):

I found some cork tags in a dollar store and decided to use one of those.  My first idea was a birthday card with a stamped sentiment and a small die cut on the tag, but then I remembered my old SU wooden snowflakes and I liked the idea of the combination of wood and cork.

My criteria for choosing a sentiment to stamp was that it fit the width of the tag and was a fairly thick / heavy font so that it would show up on the cork.  I found the perfect one, put it and the tag in my MISTI and stamped it a couple of times with StazOn ink until it was dark enough.

I used an embossing folder I've had for awhile but never used.  It's quite a neat one.  It both debosses and embosses at the same time - I really like the effect.  I embossed it on cream cs and layered over a kraft card base.

CAS Mix Up is open until February 24th for you to link up a card.  Please be sure that it is clean and simple, and that it includes felt, cork, or canvas, stamping, and one other thing of your choice - I have wood and dry embossing.   For inspiration, check out the cards by the rest of the Design Team and our February Guest Designer, Marianne (Marianne's Cards 'n stuff).

Stamps - PTI sentiment
Ink - StazOn black
Paper - cream and kraft cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Forever in Time Paper Crafts cork tag, SU wooden snowflake, Ultimate Crafts Snowflake Frame embossing folder


  1. The cork and wood look so awesome together. Love that sweet tag! And a great design with your dry embossing! Lots of texture on the cards this month with this fabulous challenge! xx

  2. Oh, my, I may have already found my 2018 Christmas card design; thanks!!

  3. I love your warm earth tones, Susan. Your Cork Tag and wood snowflake go so well together. You even found the perfect sized sentiment too:-) How fun to use a NBUS beautiful eb folder for your framing. All perfect. TFS my friend. Hugs.

  4. You are the master of CAS Christmas cards and incorporating mixed media elements. Good to know that you can stamp so effectively onto cork. Loving the embossing folder too x

  5. I absolutely love the use of the cork on this! The debossed card base looks fabulous with this. It's ornate yet still CAS. Love this one!

  6. That is a gorgeous embossed frame Susan - it looks lovely around your cute stamped cork tag with the pretty wooden snowflake! - a beautiful Christmas card! Julia xx

  7. Your card is so elegant with the use of all those natural elements (wood snowflake, cork, string and kraft card base). The snowflake frame embossing fold is truly precious and gives your card the perfect finish. Simply BEAUTIFUL & ELEGANT. Hugs xxx

  8. Wow! What a wonderful embossing folder, Susan! I love the double duty of it! And your cork tag is perfect with the wood snowflake and your perfect sentiment! Another awesome Christmas card, my friend!

  9. Such a neat and organic combination of wood and cork, Susan! Great job on the stamp impression - it's clean and clear even on the cork. I love your embossed/debossed elegant frame. The snowflakes echo the wooden one. Hideko :-)

  10. So many elements packed into one cohesive CAS Christmas card, Susan! Awesome texture and dimension. Can’t believe you haven’t used that EF until now. It’s gorgeous. Beautiful card. Lov it.

  11. Love this neutral colour scheme, and that embossing is beautiful, just want to touch it! Cathy x


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