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, 14 January 2019

Brown and Black Sympathy

Squeaking in under the wire at the Color Throwdown challenge:

They seemed ideal colours for a masculine sympathy card:

I love silhouettes on backgrounds I create so decided to do another one for this challenge.

I masked a rectangle on some coated cs and brayered with Frayed Burlap ink. I flicked some water on it with my fingers and got one very big wet droplet that lifted all the colour where it landed and a few other nicer splats.

Then I stamped to silhouette of wildflowers and grass with Staz-On ink. I trimmed the panel down, leaving a narrow white border, and popped it up on the card base with fun foam.

Stamps - SU Just Believe, Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - StazOn Black, Distress Frayed Burlap
Paper - white and coated cs
Size - A2
Accessories - fun foam


  1. the perfect masculine colour combo Susan and the perfect sympathy card.

  2. Just beautiful! Wonderful CAS design! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  3. Beautiful masculine sympathy, Susan. I have this wonderful silhouette images, but have not used it for a long time. Thank you for the reminder. Hugs. Nancy

  4. Beautifully designed Susan. You're right ... perfect colours for a masculine card. I love the splats of water that give this an artsy look. xx

  5. The background is perfect for showing off the silhouetted flowers! A perfect sympathy card for a guy or a gal.

  6. I just love your color scheme and the wonderful job you did brayering. Those splats are a happy accident too since it is such a wonderful effect behind your silhouette. This is such a perfect masculine card!

  7. Beautiful... the colours are not only perfect for a masculine card but for a an elegant sympathy card. Great job. xx

  8. Wonderful colour combination for a masculine sympathy card and loving the splats and the silhouette stamping x


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