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".

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Paper Players Colour Challenge

I'm taking a one day break from posting Christmas cards in order to post something for The Paper Players' colour challenge:

I needed a card to send a dear elderly family friend who has to move into a retirement residence.

The flowers are heat embossed in white and watercoloured. The background panel was masked, coloured with the same paints, using the green where I wanted the sentiment, then stamped with the sentiment, and die cut with a stitched rectangle.

It's popped up on fun foam and the flowers are partly taped flat and partly popped up with foam tape.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for some mid-month Christmas inspiration for CAS Mix Up!

Stamps - SU Fabulous Florets, Chocolate Baroque sentiment
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves, ColorBox Frost White
Paper - watercolour paper, rustic green cs
Size - A2
Accessories - white embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, foam tape, fun foam


  1. gorgeous Susan and I love that Chocolate Baroque sentiment above the flowers. such beautiful colours :)

  2. Beautiful card. Perfect use of the colours and a fabulous layout.

  3. Oh this is so pretty, love how you've coloured those wonderful flowers and the background is a great idea with how you've done the green to hi-light the sentiment x

  4. Susan your watercoloured blooms are just beautiful and sure to cheer your friend a she settles into her new home. I love the sponged central panel too - it makes your green sentiment stand out so well. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Susan, this is so pretty! I love your watercolored blooms! The sponged panel is gorgeous, too! SO happy you joined my color challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. Beautifully watercoloured flowers and background, Susan. I Love all your bright colors. Your friend will treasure your thoughtful card and friendship. TFS & Hugs...

  7. A beautiful, uplifting card, Susan! Love those pink flowers and how you've done the background!

  8. such a wonderfully happy, gorgeous card!! love it.
    xx Karen

  9. Such a gorgeous card. I love your watercolouring of these beautiful blooms and the wash background, Susan. I'm sure this cheered up your friend about her upcoming move. xx


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