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".

Monday, 23 April 2018

Red, Green, and White

For The Color Throwdown Challenge, the colours are:

Of course, I went with a Christmas card:

For the background for my sketch tree dies, I smooshed with three different oxide inks.

The tree and word dies are cut twice in a slightly darker green to give contrast from the background, and glued together for more dimension. Red gemstones are added for the red part of the challenge.

To bring in the white, I added a thin border of white to give the green panel more contrast against the red card base. The green panel is popped up on fun foam.

Ink - Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron
Paper - mixed media cs, white linen cs, red shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Sketch Trees dies, red gem stones, Tattered Lace Merry die, fun foam


  1. What a great way to use these colors, Susan! Love those sketch trees, the dimension and darker green than the gorgeous background! The narrow white mat is perfect between the rich red and green!

  2. Susan, great mix for the colour throw down. Those trees look great with the splattery background.

  3. Love your splash background Susan. So pretty with the dark green trees with red bling. Great way to use the colours from the challenge! xx

  4. Fabulous background Susan, gorgeous colours and such a beautifully contemporary card x

  5. This is so bright and cheery, perfect for these graphic fur trees. Definitely MERRY, another Christmas beauty xx

  6. How cute those trees are! I have those dies and never did use them so thanks for the idea, Susan! Love the fun colors on this one and your sequin accents are perfect.


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