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".

Monday, 19 February 2018

Leftovers with Reindeer

The latest Merry Christmas Challenge has an optional theme of reindeer.  I decided that was a perfect way to use up some pieces I made after making the gelli print background for my previous post.  Here it is so that you can see the first print:

The print comes out really nice and sharp the first time.  But there is still lots of paint on the gelli plate so I like to make a couple more backgrounds to use up that paint.  Here's the card I made with the second print:

Because you have to spritz again with water between each print, it gets less crisp and sharp each time.

Here's the card using the third print:

But they are still nice backgrounds.  For both of these cards, I used the same reindeer die, one out of silver glitter cs and one just out of white cs.

I love getting extra backgrounds made when I've got all the supplies out!

Paper - mixed media cs, white cs, silver glitter cs
Size - 5" square, A2
Accessories - Rebecca Baer snow flurries stencil, Ali Express reindeer and tree die, fun foam, various blue acrylic paints


  1. These backgrounds get better and better! I love the "loose" backgrounds with this die!

  2. Wonderful work with your gelli plate Susan. Love all three backgrounds. I am gelli-plate challenged and never like anything I make. Maybe I need to stick to shades of one colour and I'd be happier. These are all so beautiful and the backgrounds are all so unique from each other. xx

  3. I love how each background is slightly different and softer each time. So pretty with your deer die cuts.
    It reminds me we should have gelli plate day again

  4. LOVE and LOVE!! Fantastic cards with that fab bkgs....
    xx Karen

  5. Such beautiful gelli plate backgrounds, Susan. How wonderful to get 3 creative and wonderful Christmas cards too. Loved all 3 of your die cuts. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  6. Still not tried the gelli printing yet. Love the effect you've achieved and they are all so unique and so pretty x


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