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".

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

A Small Amount of Embossing

Less is More is asking for less than one third of the card to be either heat or dry embossed:


I went with a narrow strip of dry embossing under my image.


I thought that the dry embossed wavy line of snowflakes echoed the slopes and piles of snow, the plumes of smoke, and the snowflakes drifting down among the houses.  I chose a sentiment with a font with some wavy lines to complement everything.

The image is coloured with coloured pencils and Gamsol. I bordered it in black and popped it up on fun foam. 





Supplies:
Stamps - Serendipity village, Stampabilities sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, Gamsol, snowflake embossing folder border, fun foam



10 comments:

  1. I like this snowy scene, Susan and that was brilliant to emboss that little border in the snow- a perfect touch to this. Beautifully colored too!

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  2. What a pretty scene, Susan! Love that little embossed border that's a perfect pairing with this stamp! Perfect sentiment too!

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  3. Susan, you reminded me I have this stamp and haven't used it in years. After seeing this it's time to take it out and ink it up :) I love the colouring and the delicate embossed area in the snow.

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  4. Less than a third embossing... check. Great idea to make the embossed area snow. Lovely serene scene, Susan. Beautifully pencil coloured, too. xx

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  5. So creative with your snowy dry embossing under your image. LOVE this sweet winter village with your awesome colouring Susan! xx

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  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Susan...love it!! :0)

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  7. Beautiful Christmas card! Love the simple embossing you added, it gives a lot of interest to the card yet it is perfectly CAS for our challenge. Beautiful coloring of your scene as well! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

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  8. Beautiful traditional Winter Christmas Scene, Susan. I love your added bit of dry embossed swirl and colored pencil with gamsol coloring. Such a calm relaxing scene, my friend. Hugs...

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  9. Beautiful card and I love the embossed snow! Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

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  10. This is such a pretty snowy scene, Susan! I love your pencil coloring and the wavy snowflake embossing. Everything is so well coordinated as you intended and pleasing to the eye.
    Hideko xx

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