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, 2 January 2019

"Hiver" is French for Winter

I'm hosting the January CAS Watercolour Challenge:

Nothing says winter to me more than a blue and white cards with a snowy tree.  I used a stamp I bought recently.  For those of you who don't speak French, "hiver" is winter in French.

I sprinkled a couple of shades of blue Brushos on coated cs and spritzed with water.  I allowed it to dry naturally overnight.  Then I put it into my MISTI and stamped with Versafine ink and heat embossed with super fine white embossing powder.

I trimmed it down and framed it with a triple-stacked pierced frame die cut, mounted it on fun foam, and put it on a white card base.

Please head on over to CAS Watercolour and check out the rest of the cards by the Design Team and by our wonderful Guest Designer, Janet (Swanlady Impressions).   You have until January 24th to link up your card - we can't wait to see your clean and simple winter creations!

And don't forget to check out the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge:

Its first challenge will be up and running on January 4th!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Stamps - Lime Citron "Texture Hiver"
Ink - Versafine grey
Paper - white and coated cs
Size - 5.25" square
Accessories - blue Brushos, white embossing powder, MFT Pierced Square Frame die, fun foam


  1. OMG, Susan..Stunning Blue Brushos background for your stamped white heat embossed tree and text! TFS and hosting a wonderful challenge for Winter! Hugs..Nancy

  2. Stunning effect with the vibrant Brusho's and the crisp white. Gorgeous design and yes it sure says Winter to me too x

  3. Oh, Susan, what a remarkable card with the beautiful blue background. I love the white embossing and the card design! Happy New Year!

  4. What beautiful shades of Brusho blue, Susan! The white heat-embossed image and text look wonderful, fresh and wintry! The triple-stacked frame is so cool! Looking forward to joining your fun challenge!
    Hideko xx

  5. This is a beauty Susan. LOVE the icy blue colours with your white embossed image. Stunning card, my friend! xx

  6. Bright and beautiful in blue! Love the stacked frame.
    Happy new year! xx

  7. Wow! Gorgeous vibrant blue and it is a beautiful contrast for the white embossed image!

  8. that blue just pops off the card and love the white embossed image. Gorgeous card Susan.

  9. What a BEAUTIFUL card Susan!! I love the bold and brilliant blue shade you achieved with your Brusho's...it definitely makes me think of COLD/WINTER!! And your tree image is perfect to go along with it...lovely, lovely card and FUN challenge!! :0)

  10. This is fabulous, Susan with your wonderful, intense shade of blue. Love the white embossing on this stamp, no doubt another one I will hunt after seeing you use it. Amazing that you jump right back into Christmas cards after doing so many but I commend you for doing it. Beautiful card!

  11. Wow! This is a beautiful stamp, Susan! I love the brilliant blue background that makes the snowy tree stand out in all it's glory!

  12. Your white embossed tree looks lovely against your Brusho blue background Susan!

  13. such a gorgeous card Susan...love the look!
    xx Karen

  14. I adore blue and white Susan and the bright blue really pops behind the white embossed tree. A beautiful card. x


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