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, 3 November 2017

A Final Farewell to Autumn Leaves

It seems appropriate to being doing one more autumn card as all the leaves are pretty much off the trees in my garden (which means I'll have to do a final garden clean-up soon!).

Addicted to CAS has Leaves as their current challenge.

My good friend, Loll Thompson, cut some stencils for me on her Silhouette so I used one on this card to depict the glorious colour of a forest in autumn.

I sprinkled red, orange, and yellow Brushos through the stencil and spritzed with water.  When dry, I trimmed the piece with a rectangle die and then die cut the centre with a stitched oval.

The oval is taped directly to the kraft cardbase and the outer rectangle is popped up on foam tape.

I used the same Brushos to colour a couple of scraps of cs and die cut a couple of tiny sprigs of leaves to attach to the bottom corner.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paper - kraft cs, mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Brushos, home-made forest window stencil, Ali Express tiny leaves die, foam tape, Lil Inker stitched oval die


  1. Your Fall colours for your stenciled birch trees and tiny leaves are sooo Gorgeous, Susan. TFS Hugs

  2. This is gorgeous, Susan! Beautiful Autumn colors that show so vividly with the white trees!

  3. Brilliant. I thought you used the die from SSS. Love the vivid bright Autumn colours.

  4. gorgeous colours, such beautiful autumnal tones. Love the brusho stenciled effect:)

  5. The colours are bright and beautiful Susan. Love the effect of brushos through the stencil. Beautiful card! Guess we won't be seeing much of those autumn colours with the snowfall today (and more tomorrow!). xx

  6. I love the effect of Brushos with this stencil! Gorgeous card, Susan! So happy you could join in the fun this week at ATCAS!

  7. Such a pretty card. Love those colors. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  8. Wow great card love the warm colors. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.


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