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, 13 November 2019

A Red and Green Card, and a Shimmer Card

The 12 Months of Christmas challenge wants red and green this month.

I stamped the inchies and punched them out. They are popped up on fun foam, as is the background dp.  

I'm also entering it at the Pixie's Snippets Playground as I used a scrap of dp and some scraps of ivory cs for the inchies.

Next up is the AAA Cards CAS challenge "One Image and Shimmer".

I stamped the stars in copper pigment ink and, with a Versamarker, drew a bar for them to hang from, then heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Taupe embossing powder to get a bit of an uneven rustic look.  Then sprinkled a bit of the same embossing powder around the image and heat embossed it from underneath, and painted the insides of the stars with gold watercolour paint.   I popped it up on fun foam and added a heat embossed sentiment.  The card base is gold shimmer cardstock.

Here's hoping everyone is getting their Christmas cards done in plenty of time!!

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - Darkroom Door Christmas Inchies
Ink - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper - Gina K Pure Ivory cs, Graphic 45 dp
Size - A2
Accessories - 1" square punch, fun foam

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Anita's stars, unknown sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Copper
Paper - white cs, gold shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Stampendous Aged Taupe embossing powder (stars), Ranger Pirate Gold embossing powder (sentiment),  Spellbinders label die, fun foam


  1. love your inchie card Susan the vintage looks is perfect and your hanging stars are perfectly CAS :)

  2. Wonderful cards. The traditional red and green works beautifully for the inchies. Your hanging stars in bright yellow is fun and creative.

  3. Two fabulous Christmas cards! xxx

  4. Love oth cards Susan - especially the snippets one of course. I'm woefully behind with my Christmas cards this year and cane see me ending up buying a few, sigh.


    Di xx

  5. This is a great inchie card, Susan! Love the images! Your hanging stars are elegant in their simplicity! Love the shimmer!

  6. Two beautiful cards Susan! The sweet inchie look great on the holly patterned paper. And your gold stars are so pretty!! xx

  7. Hi Susan:
    I love your snippets card, and I thank you for playing along with us in the Snippets Playground. I hope you will stop by again soon. I have an additional prize up for grabs in this challenge you entered. I hope you'll stop by my blog:

    I also have another challenge blog, and I'd love to have you play along there as well. it's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and we offer awesome prizes, too. Here's the link:

    Have a blessed week,
    Karen Letchworth
    Guest Designer, Snippets Playground

  8. Wonderful vintage styled first card and love the artsy and contemporary second one and especially the frantage x

  9. Glorious golden card, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  10. Two beautiful Christmas cards, Susan! Love the vintage style inchies against the holly dp.
    The uneven rustic look of the stars is unique and interesting, and the sprinkled heat-embossed powder made a gorgeous background for the stars!
    Hideko xx

  11. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time


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