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, 3 February 2019

Blue Dove

Time for February's CAS Christmas Challenge!

I always make several different cards each year using the theme of peace and doves, so this is one of my favourite challenges for the year.

I used blue alcohol inks on coated cs to create the piece from which I die cut the dove.  I stamped the sentiment in navy and bordered the panel with navy cs, then popped it up on fun foam.  It would be a wonderfully easy card to mass produce if you needed to.

Please head over to CAS Christmas and check out the other inspiration from our Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Linda (Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin').  You have until February 24th to link up your card.  Please be sure it is clean and simple, and includes the theme of "peace".

Stamps - Paper Smooches sentiment
Ink - Vivid Inky Blue, various blue alcohol inks
Paper - white, navy, and coated cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Penny Black dove die, fun foam


  1. Such an eye catching card and CAS perfection. The blues of the inks look fabulous and love the font of the sentiment too x.

  2. Susan, your dove is so pretty and perfectly framed. Love that sentiment :)

  3. Your alcohol inks dove is so pretty, Susan. Lovely card. Hope you have a great week.

  4. What a pretty dove, Susan! The alcohol ink is a perfect choice with the light and darker blue!

  5. How I love the colors of that dove. This is such a classy, CAS card, Susan! I haven't done alcohol ink in a while but you've inspired me to pull them out again. Beautiful card.

  6. Just love how your colors turned out on your beautiful dove, Susan!! Perfect with that sentiment! Thanks so much for having me as guest designer this month and all you did getting me the information for it!!

  7. This is so elegant, peaceful, and CAS perfection, Susan! The shades of blue of the AI dove are so beautiful. I love that you chose navy for the trim and sentiment. It's not as heavy as black and goes so well with the blue.
    Hideko xx

  8. Your dove is gorgeous with the mix of blue alochol inks, Susan. So pretty with the navy sentiment and framing. xx

  9. Your dove is a stand out, Susan. Love the colour (of corse). Beautiful CAS design. xx

  10. Your alcohol inks made such a soft color for the dove. A beautiful card and using a dove is a wonderful representative of peace.

  11. Lovely AI inking on your pretty dove Susan - and what a great mixed font sentiment!


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