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, 17 February 2018

Stenciled Sky

Back to Christmas cards today, this time for Merry Monday where they are asking for a stencil on a Christmas card:

I recently bought some beautiful stencils from Rebecca Baer so used one of them on this card:

I made the background using a gelli plate, various blue acrylic inks, and my new stencil. 

I die cut the tree line, rubbed it with Versamark, then heat embossed with Frantage chunky green embossing powder.

I contemplated adding a sentiment but didn't want to cover up any of the beautiful sky so stamped one on the inside instead.

Ink - Versamark
Paper - white cs, mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz tree line die, Stampendous Frantage Chunky Green embossing powder, Rebecca Baer snow flurries stencil, various blue acrylic paints


  1. WOW...LOVE your background Susan and will definitely have to check those stencils out! Your tree line looks fabulous against your GORGEOUS background too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  2. Just love how you used the stencil for a monoprint, Susan! Perfect sky for your yummy tree line!! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

  3. A beautiful stencil, Susan! I'd hoped to get a stenciled Christmas card done today, but had the boys. Their mom has the flu. I may not make my 2 card quota this week :-(

  4. Great mono print background, so perfect for the silvery trees. I haven't done a monoprint background in eons, you've just given me the nudge I needed.

  5. Beautiful background created with your stencil. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  6. I love your stencilled background it is so creative. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. So pretty Susan. That stenciled background is gorgeous ... Rebecca Baer's stencils are very feminine and beautiufl. Love the chunky look of the embossed trees. xx

  8. That stencil and the gelli plate looks fabulous. Such an eye catching background and loving the bling of the frantage on the tree's x


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