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".

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Penny Black Pup with a Snowman

Here's one of my other new-to-me Penny Black stamps - love the humour in this one!  

The stamp worked perfectly for a card to fit a stray odd-sized envelope I had in my stash!

I used mixed media cs for the image as it allows enough time to blend the distress markers with water. I put stickles on the snowflakes and then glue on the hats with tinsel glitter, but the stickles weren't dry so the tinsel glitter stuck to the snowflakes as well. It makes it all quite sparkly!


Stamps: Penny Black "naughty or nice", Hero Arts sentiment
Paper: cream, red, and green cs; mixed media cs
Paper Size: 6.25x3.25"
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Tim Holtz Distress markers, stickles, Martha Stewart tinsel glitter


  1. This is so adorable. The expression on the snowman missing his hat ... compared with the dog that has the hat ... is hilarious! :) Love the added sparkle. xx

  2. This is so so so cute.... I love it... that little dog is a stinker... and the look on the snowman's face is priceless.... I love all the sparkly bits... Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  3. This is such an adorable stamp! Love how the puppy got the snowman's cap! Wonderful sparkle and great job of coloring!


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