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, 5 March 2018

Holly Inchie

The Jingle Belles Christmas Card Challenge is "Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas" - with the emphasis on the "little" - we're to use an inchie or a twinchie.  I have a wonderful set of Christmas inchie stamps by Darkroom Door.

I picked the holly one so that I can also link it up with the inaugural CAS Christmas Card Challenge (the great new challenge by Loll Thompson and Bonnie Klass).

Here's my holly inchie card:

I stamped the inchie in green ink, trimmed it, mounted it on first a white inverted scallop die cut piece, and then a green one.  I like the way the inverted scallops look like holly.

I mounted all of that on a panel with the sentiment and a dry embossed holly border and popped it up on fun foam.

Here's a close-up of the lovely detail in the inchie:

The Jingle Belles challenge ends in a day or two, but the CAS Christmas Card Challenge runs until March 24th.

Stamps - Darkroom Door holly inchie, A Muse sentiment
Ink - Versafine Olympia Green
Paper - white and dark green cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Nesties square inverted scallops dies, Cuttlebug holly border embossing folder, fun foam


  1. Such a sweet Holly Jolly inchie Christmas card, Susan. Love your added dry embossing too. TFS my friend. Hugs

  2. Sweet inchie card Susan. So adorable! I haven't done one of those for a long time. :) xx

  3. your Inchie, is adorable, I love the simplicity of the holly image and love the layers of the mats.

  4. Had never heard of an inchie card, but I love it!! You've framed the image beautifully Susan, and I love the sentiment and the little bit of holly at the bottom of your card too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  5. ohhhhh what a beautiful CAS christmas card, that is the perfect stamp and i love the bold green against the clean white... with lots of simple texture thrown in for good measure! thank you for sharing with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  6. Gorgeous detail on that stamp and such a cute card x

  7. What a sweet inchie stamp, my friend! Love the the inverted scallop frames and the perfect sentiment!

  8. My goodness, I've long forgotten about inchies! How fun they were. Love the monochromatic color scheme and the rich green you chose. Wonderful design, Susan!

  9. Yup, those inverted scallops are great, it makes it so Christmassy. Love the one tone to your card along with the strip of dry embossing at the bottom. Beautiful card Susan, xx

  10. So pretty, Susan. The inverted scallop square frame drew me into the beautiful inchie image. Great design.

  11. What a fun frame for your tiny focal image ... and such a lovely holiday card design ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.


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