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".

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Child on a Polar Bear

CAS Watercolour is asking for a card for a child this month.

I decided to make a child's Christmas card.

I stamped my image and watercoloured it with my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.  For the snowy ground, I mixed the pale blue and the iridescent white paints that come in the set.

I die cut the image with a wonky stitched circle die, popped it up on fun foam, and added it to a red card base for contrast.

There is lots of other inspiration for you from the rest of the Design Team and this month's Guest Designer, Bobby (bits and pieces).  Please remember to keep your card clean and simple, and be sure to follow the theme.  You have until May 24th to enter.

Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, red cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, MFT wonky stitched circle die, fun foam


  1. Awww ... so cute, Susan!! Wonderful watercolouring of your image and it really pops against the lovley red card base. The stitching on the circle is so fun too! xx

  2. This is adorable, Susan! I love the festive scarf and saddle blanket on the bear! The sweet child looks like she's enjoying the ride!

  3. adorable Susan, the child inside me would love this little image :)

  4. Love your sweet child getting a ride on a friendly polar bear. Such a Merry card for Christmas. Love your wonky die cut framing too. TFS Susan. Hugs..Nancy

  5. My favorite!! You have inspired me. I particularly love the hat...I have something in mind...

  6. How sweet and adorable, Susan. Another beautifully watercolored Christmas card. The bold red base is striking and festive. xx

  7. What a sweet and whimsical card and great colouring:)

  8. Such a sweet image you used Susan and just perfect for a child at Christmastime! Your water coloring is just lovely too!! :0)

  9. Such a sweet card, Susan! Your watercoloring is so pretty and I especially love the way you watercolored the polar bear. The red card base and the square shape are a great choice!
    Hideko xx

  10. such a sweet card Susan....love all the little bits of colours with the white bkg.
    x Karen

  11. Great idea to do a Christmas card, and a very cute one it is! I absolutely love the wonky stitched circle. Very fun, Susan!

  12. Loving the red card stock which perfectly shows off the wonderful stamped image. Such a cute card x.


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