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".

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Shades of Blue

A thank you card for a friend who loves blue.

I started by inking up a leafy background stamp in a very pale blue ink, randomly wiping off some of the ink so it didn't evenly cover the cs, stamping a sentiment in a darker shade of blue ink, and then arranging three die cut wildflowers (cut out of three different shades of blue cs) on top.

That panel is popped up on fun foam on an embossed background.

Since it's all shades of blue, I'm taking it over to The Flower Challenge "Monochrome".

Stamps - Hero Art sentiment, Rubbernecker background stamp
Ink - Versamagic Ocean Depth, ColorBox Blue Lagoon
Paper - white cs, 3 shades of blue cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz wildflower dies, Crafts Too embossing folder, fun foam


  1. I love that soft background, Susan! It's a perfect place to put the pretty blue flowers!

  2. Gorgeous and delicate effect on the background and the shades of blues from the die cut flowers looks fabulous on it x.

  3. This is beautiful Susan. I love the softly stamped background ... just perfect to show off you beautiful die-cut flowers. xx

  4. The muted blue shades of the flowers are so pretty, Susan! I love the leafy background. The subtle soft pattern is perfect for the solid color silhouette. Hideko xx

  5. How beautiful, Susan! I have these dies and never used them so I appreciate the inspiration! They are perfect for your subtle background. I love how it does not overwhelm the card but compliments the die cuts so perfectly.

  6. Super colour - my favourite! Beautiful monochromatic blue card, Susan! Love the subtle stamped background. xx

  7. Beautiful monochrome card Susan, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  8. Love your shades of blue, Susan. Wonderful texture with your dry eb background and die cut flowers. Your friend will love your thoughtful card. TFS my friend. Hugs..


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