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".

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sponged Hearts

I'm finally getting around to making a card for Loll's new CAS challenge, CAS Stencil Challenge.  The first challenge is a pretty basic one:

A friend has asked me to make her a few Valentine cards so I decided to use a heart stencil and sponge an ombre series of hearts.

I started by going over all of the hearts with Spun Sugar, then the lower three quarters with Picked Raspberry, then the bottom half with Worn Lipstick, and the bottom quarter with Festive Berries.

I stamped the "cherish" sentiment on vellum and trimmed to a strip that I layered over the centre of the hearts panel.  I created a frame with a rectangle die and a smaller stitched rectangle die.  The vellum is secured under the frame.  It's all popped up on the card base with fun foam.

Be sure to check out the new challenge here and take a look at the inspiring cards from the Design Team and link up your card by January 24th!

Stamps - SU Cherish sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black; Distress Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Picked Raspberry
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - TCW heart stencil, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die, Spellbinders rectangle die, fun foam


  1. Such pretty ombre sponging and what a sweet valentines card x.

  2. love your heart ombre background and the framing :)

  3. Beautiful sponged hearts, Susan! I love the ombre colors and the vellum sentiment all framed up!

  4. Your ombre stenciled hearts are so pretty Susan. Your friend is going to love this card along with the others you are making her. Adding the vellum sentiment banner is just perfect as the hearts can be seen in the background. xx

  5. Love these sweet ombre hearts and the cherish on vellum. She will be happy with this one.

  6. How pretty is this ..... love the ombre effect xx

  7. A perfect valentine in red and white Susan - love the stenciling and the vellum sentiment strip!

  8. Oooh, I LOVE the ombre effect you created with all of these darling hearts, Susan! Such a pretty card! So glad you joined us at CAS Stencil!


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