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".

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Blue and Turquoise

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge is a colour challenge this time:

Here's my card:

I had a piece of background in my UFO box that I'd painted with turquoise shimmer dimensional paint. Over top I spread glass bead gel through a star stencil and sprinkled on gold pearlex powder.

I die cut the sentiment frame from gold glitter cs and layered over the stenciled background. Out of the scrap from die cutting the sentiment, I die cut several small stars from the same gold glitter cs and scattered them around the edge of the frame.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - white cs, gold glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - glass bead gel, gold Pearlex, blue shimmer dimensional paint, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frame die, Memory Box star stencil, various star dies


  1. Wow, look at all that shimmer and shine! Beautiful way to use these colors, Susan!

  2. This is such a festive and sparkly Christmas card, Susan. Love the gold stars and the way you carried that through in the framing. Fantastic card in design!

  3. Wonderful effect with the dimensional paint and the glass beads with the pearlex powder. So much glimmer....stunning x

  4. So pretty in the gold and blue! love the texture of the glitter paper!

  5. This is so pretty and shimmery Susan. What a great way to use the challenge colours. I could see this being a very popular card at your sale ... need to make multiples, my friend! xx

  6. wow, great colour combo and all those glittery stars flying around.

  7. Gorgeous. The scattered stars really make it. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  8. great design, I love it.
    Thanks for joining in at 52CCT.

  9. That's an absolutely beautiful turquoise background for you to start from - and the gold bling really sets it off. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining in at the 52CCT.

  10. C'est une très jolie carte Susan, la pluie d'étoile d'or est superbe, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz


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