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, 28 June 2018

Favourite Colours

The latest Color Throwdown challenge uses one of my favourite colour combinations!

I thought I'd do something where I coloured flowers with the blue, yellow, and green but instead used them as a background:

I used the splat stamp from the SU Gorgeous Grunge set for the three colours and then layered a flower die cut over it, letting it slightly overhang the panel. I set the heat embossed vertical sentiment stamp below the overhang.

I scattered blue, green, and yellow gemstones for embellishment and popped the panel up on fun foam.

Stamps - SU Gorgeous Grunge splats, Gina K sentiment
Ink - Memento Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, and Danube Blue; Versafine Smoky Grey
Paper - white cs, shimmery black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box die, gemstones, embossing powder, fun foam


  1. I love these colors too, Susan! I love how you've used them in the background with the shimmery flowers too!

  2. Love the colours on the background and the grunge splats stamp and then to pop the dark die cut flower on the top, makes your card look fabulous and unique...Gorgeous card x

  3. Thanks for all the kind comments!

  4. Love the splats and silhouette die! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  5. great colour combo and a perfect way to enter in the challenge. love the black flower against the fun colours.

  6. Oh, joy, Susan! It's so cool to see a card I love and realize I have one of the images! In this case, I have that splat die and just love how you used it as a tri-color background behind your silhouette flower! And I love the vertical sediment, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Beautiful artsy card, Susan! So cool how you used the colours for the background instead of on the flower diecut. The vertical sentiment is perfect with this design. xx

  8. These colours make the perfect background for your flower die-cut Susan. Great design! xx

  9. This is such a wonderful and creative way to use the colors, Susan. How imaginative to think of doing this. I may have to borrow this idea. Love it.

  10. What a creative design by overlaying the silhouette image over the colored splats! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!


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