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".

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Tiny Images

CASology has a fun challenge this week:

It gave me the perfect opportunity to use a long neglected little stamp I have had for years - an image of a tiny tree and two very tiny birds.

I stamped the image and then coloured with coloured pencils.  I used a silver coloured pencil for the outer ring, but its shimmer doesn't show up in the photo.  I die cut the image with a stitched circle die.

I die cut a stitched rectangle for a background piece to keep the look of the stitching, and stamped my quite tiny sentiment on it.  The image is popped up on fun foam for a bit more dimension.

I used a Quickie glue pen to go over the snow on the tree, the snowflakes in the sky, and the snow lines on the ground.  It's so darn hard to get glitter to photograph well, even when I tried to capture it with this close-up:

I'm also linking up to November's CAS Mix Up challenge "Glitter".

I have stamping, glitter, coloured pencils, and die cutting.  The challenge is open until November 24 if you want to join in.

Stamps - Northwoods image, A Muse sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, Lil Inkers stitched circle and rectangle dies, Quickie glue pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, fun foam


  1. Susan, that's gorgeous, I love the tiny image of the cabin and bird so beautifully framed in white.

  2. I love this clean, crisp, CAS layout, Susan! The tiny tree and birds really shine with all the white space!

  3. Susan, this is fantastic! You took a tiny image and with your beautiful framing worked it into a fabulous card! This is so neat and clean looking. Love this!

  4. OMG Susan...Clean and Simple Glittery Christmas Perfection my friend. Your card is just so sweet. I love your tiny Christmas scene and am so pleased you brought it out to share! Hugs...

  5. This is so sweet, Susan! I'm so glad you kept this neglected stamp because you really brought it to life with this design!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. The cutest and sweetest of card. Love all the tiny elements and the cute glitter. I have trouble too with glitter and photos x

  7. Such a sweet design, Susan. Love that adorable little stamp. Looks so good with the stitched framing. I bet it's very sparkly in real life. xx


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