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, 28 January 2018

A Late Seahorse

I'm almost late for linking up this card for the CASology challenge as it closes very soon but that seems appropriate given the challenge:

Here's my card:

I used a scrap of a leftover background (made by smooshing with various blue Distress inks, spritzing with quite a lot of water, and scrunching cling wrap on top and letting it dry).  I framed it with a circle that I cut with two Nesties, added a die cut seahorse, and a belated birthday stamp.

Stamps - SU sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, various blue Distress inks
Paper - white and mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gina Marie seahorse die, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, Spellbinders circle dies, fun foam, cling wrap


  1. Beautiful card! The background is amazing and the white on white really shows it off! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  2. Your fabulous inky background is perfect for the seahorse! Thanks doe sharing with us at CASology this week!

  3. Love your cling wrap background paired with the sea horse. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

  4. This is a fantastic card. Love the blue background you created, and that seahorse really pops against it. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  5. Stunning cling wrap ocean background for your die cut seahorse, Susan. How fun to make a belated birthday card for the challenge..Late! TFS my friend. Hugs..

  6. You create some of the most vibrant backgrounds with this technique, Susan. It reminds me of the old days of quilting and using mottled fabric which I love. I know I'll have to spend more time trying this! Also I always admire your framing and this one is no exception.

  7. LOVE that background, Susan! Great design! xx


  8. This makes me think of looking through a porthole into the water! Beautiful "ocean" background!

  9. gorgeous cling wrap background so perfect for your seahorse.

  10. I did so enjoy the wrap technique, as you can get some truly unique and marvellous backgrounds and that's exactly what you've achieved here. Eye catching and glad you made the deadline x


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