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. 

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


  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

  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...

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

  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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