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, 23 December 2018

Three Snowflakes for Two Challenges

I've been so busy baking, decorating, etc. for Christmas that I haven't had time to do any blog posts.  But I've got time this morning and I have a card for two challenges.

AAA Cards wants Three of Something.

And the Double D Challenge wants anything snow related.

Here are three snowflakes:

I created a background on mixed media cs with Distress Oxide inks and the smooshing technique - stepped out of my comfort zone and used a colour scheme that is not a traditional Christmas one.

I die cut the sentiment frame and three snowflakes, put the panel together, and popped it up on fun foam on the card base.

Love both these challenges so might have to come back again tomorrow!

Ink - various Distress Oxide inks
Paper - white and mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frame die, Impression Obsession snowflake dies, fun foam


  1. Simply beautiful Susan! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let It Snow’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  2. Beautiful non-traditional colour Christmas card. Great mix of colours. Amazing smoosed background giving great texture behind your trio of snowflakes.
    Happy Christmas! xx

  3. I love those non traditional colours, great background for your snowflakes.

  4. LOVE this mix of non-traditional colours for your Christmas card Susan. Such a pretty and artsy background for your three snowflakes. xx

  5. What a wonderful background full of color and fun! I love the snowflakes falling atop it!

  6. What a gorgeous mix of colors on your smooshed background Susan!

  7. Beautiful and artsy background, Susan! Love the non-traditional Christmas colors you chose and the smoothing effects. The colors peeking through the sentiment die-cut opening are so pretty!
    Hideko xx

  8. Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  9. Gorgeous background... love the rich colours.

  10. Beautiful background.Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog.We hope you will join us often.

    DD DT

  11. Love how the snowflakes pop on your gorgeous background. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie


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