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, 28 August 2020

Zoomed Snowflakes

Darnell and Loll organized a Zoom get together for a few of us recently and Loll led us through a new technique of creating a background by printing with die cut shapes.

I went with snowflakes as I really need to work on my Christmas card stash.

We were inspired by the technique shown in this video by Kathy of The Daily Marker.

I die cut three snowflakes, inked them up by spritzing them with water and then smooshing them into various blue distress inks that I'd pressed onto my craft mat.  I pressed them onto watercolour paper repeatedly to create the background.

I let the three die cuts dry and then glued them to a second set of the same die cuts to give them more substance and added them to the background.

I stamped a sentiment and trimmed the panel into a square, bordered it with navy cs, and popped it up on a piece of fun foam.

We decided to do a mini blog hop so that you could see what each of us made.  Here are the links to the others' cards:






I hope you enjoy seeing what each of us created while zooming together!

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  1. Gorgeous card Susan! I LOVE all your beautiful and soft snowflake prints in the background. The colours you've use are beautiful. I hadn't thought about smooshing the die-cuts and pressing onto the card front ... that is a great way to make this an even faster technique! So clever! xx

  2. Fun hop and I love your print, Susan! That snowflake made the perfect diecut to color for this technique - such a pretty background!!

  3. Snowflakes are going to be my next play with this technique, Susan, after seeing the wonderful affect you created with snowflakes on this pretty card! And, of course, we are creeping up on September so Christmas card ideas are especially welcome! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card Susan, the print is such a great background, looks like a fun technique, Cathy x

  5. Great job on this technique, Susan! I did try and failed miserably. I love the soft images in the background and the fun, wintry design!

  6. Susan, those snowflakes are so pretty, they are perfect for this technique.Love the card :)

  7. Love your printed snowflakes dies background, Susan. Such a wonderful technique. TFS your finished Christmas card. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. A delightful card 0- love the results you achieved with this technique, Susan
    Stay safe

  9. I love how you've gotten varied colors in your background print snowflakes, Susan! What a beautiful blizzard! It was such fun to see you and craft with you. I hope we can do it again soon!

  10. This technique came out so pretty. The prints are so well defined and the blue snowflakes are beautiful. I'll be trying this too. I love smooshing and you got fantastic results. It was wonderful to see you again. Zoom is the bomb!

  11. The snowflakes worked so well for this technique. Very pretty!

  12. Your bright blue snowflakes are so pretty Susan and love the print from them in the background. A beautiful Christmas card. x

  13. It sounds like you ladies had a great crafty Zoom session and I love it! You guys definitely made some amazing cards and got amazing prints. I love this technique by Kathy R, haven't tried it yet, but I hope to at some point. I love your snowflake card Susan! It is gorgeous! You got such wonderful prints from the snowflakes. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Fabulous technique and what a beautiful card Susan. It must have been so much fun crafting with friends? x.

  15. Your background is gorgeous xx

  16. Love your soft snowflake prints as well as the blue die-cuts, Susan! They are so pretty!
    Zoom crafting sounds like so much fun! Technology is changing how we enjoy crafting in a good way. :-)
    Hideko xx


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