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".

Friday, 10 April 2020

Reindeer Friends

It's been about a week since I posted anything.  The weather has been glorious so I've been working in my garden and going for long walks with my dog.

But decided to get a few challenges done.  Today I'm looking at Christmas challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snow Buddies

Christmas Kickstart - Winter Wonderland Scene

Here's my winter scene with three reindeer buddies:

I made the background by covering a piece of cs with double sided tape.  I patted Versamark on the back of a stencil to prevent it sticking to the tape, added clear glitter through the stencil for the snowflakes, burnished it into the tape, then removed the stencil and added blue glitter over the rest of the tape and burnished it.

I die cut the deer out of copper cs and the stitched sloped hills out of white shimmer cs.  I then put the scene together.  I added a small sentiment and added the scene to a white shimmer cardbase. 

In real life it is much more sparkly and shimmery.  Thanks for stopping by today, and please stay home and stay safe.

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  1. I really want to know how to do this! That background is just gorgeous. I'm so terrible at trying to visualize steps so now I'll have to google a video to figure out this awesome techniques.

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  3. Beautiful card who also meet our theme of snow buddies, Susan. Thanks for playing along at CCAYR!

  4. NO one does selective glittering like you do! I had to read twice to see how it's done so thank you for the detailed description. The effects are fabulous! Love all that sparkle for the wonderful deer scene you created. This sounds a bit fussy to do but is so worth it in the end.

  5. WOW! What a wonderful glitter background, Susan! You've created a beautiful scene! Good for you getting your garden in shape. That's something I need to do. Happy Easter, my friend!

  6. amazing glitter background Susan, it makes for such a pretty sky :)

  7. Your background is amazing! What a clever way to use a stencil. Always love a card with deer. I've got this die set myself and love how dainty the deer are. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart again, Jo x

  8. Holy cow, WOW, Susan! I can just imagine the schparkle on this brilliant card in person! Has the space station contacted you? It truly is gorgeous, especially to someone who loves the look of copper!! Take care, keep well, and Happy Easter! It's lovely to think of you out in your beautiful gardens! Hugs, Darnell

  9. This is beautiful Susan. I can only imagine how sparkly this is in real life. Great work with this fun technique. I bet there's some stray glitter in your craft room! :) I should try this technique. It's really fabulous. Love your three buddies to finish you beautiful winter scene! xx

  10. Your blue sky is so glittery and shimmery even in the picture, Susan! Love the gorgeous color! The three deer and the snowy hills make a wonderful winter scene!
    Hideko xx

  11. fantastic looking card...wow, that bkg is amazing.
    xx Karen

  12. The brilliant blue sky is a wonderful backdrop for those shimmering deer. Fantastic card! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  13. Your bravery to work with glitter amazes me every single time! Stunning blue glittery sky. Beautiful.

  14. Wow what a stunning card and wow to you to on how you did that glitter. A really beautiful card Susan x.

  15. Gorgeous winter card. Love all the sparkle in the background. Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day, and stay safe and healthy!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round
    Lena’s Creations

  16. Beautiful card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! 😊 Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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