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".

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Bird Watcher's Birthday

A friend's husband is turning 65 and she's hosting a party for him in July and when I saw the Paper Players' "Birds" challenge, it was a good prompt to get a card made for him as he's a keen bird watcher.

I kept my card in muted masculine colours:

I put the bird stamp in the MISTI and coloured it up with various Distress markers and stamped onto rustic cs.  I bordered with dark brown and popped the panel up on fun foam on a rustic cs card base.

The sentiment is on a label die cut with nail head embellishments.

There are lots of birds singing in my garden and visiting my feeder - I hope it's the same for all of you!  They bring me so much joy.

Stamps - SU Best Birds
Ink - SU Baked Brown Sugar
Paper - rustic and dark brown cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Distress markers, nail heads, Kaisercraft label die, fun foam


  1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  2. The birds are singing to us too, Susan. Your friend will be thrilled with his bird theme Birthday card. Loved the colors and..the nail head brads:-) TFS my friend. Hugs..

  3. so pretty and so perfect for the season, your friend will love it :)

  4. Love this bird and I think your bird watching friend will love it too! The birds that come to our feeders and yard are so much fun to watch and the fledglings are visiting often too. I love watching them!

  5. Your card is wonderful and so vintage and masculine looking...fabulous for a bird watcher. Yes we love the birds in the garden too, especially when they play in the water dishes...so entertaining x

  6. Beautfully coloured Susan. Your friend's husband is going to love this card. xx

  7. What a great CAS card Susan - your bird outline really allows the detail of this stamp to shine through, a great card for a bird watcher. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Susan, my nephew is a bird watcher and this card is perfect for your friend! CAS perfection! All the detail on your card is lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  9. Great masculine card, Susan! Perfect for a bird watcher... your friend’s husband will love it. xx


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