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".

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Penny Black Robin

The Penny Black and More Challenge is asking for "Christmas" this month.  

When I was watercolouring the image, I ended up with a big red blob on the white space to the right of the robin. So I fussy cut around the right edge of the image. I had a leftover die cut stitched rectangle on my desk so laid the image over that and trimmed the straight edges to fit. Then stamped my sentiment on the white section, added Glossy Accents to the berries, and popped it up on fun foam on a kraft card base.

Stamps - Penny Black bird, PTI sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, kraft and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, Glossy Accents, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle, fun foam


  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Susan and great save! :0)

  2. I never would have known, so great save. Beautiful card and watercoloring.

  3. Clever save, Susan! You did an amazing job; it looks like it's all one layer and your coloring is divine! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a beautiful creation, Susan. Loving this stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. This is beautifully water colored, Susan. I bow to you for all that fussy cutting. Nothing more disheartening then that smudge that came from no where. Great save on your image.

  6. This robin is so pretty in your watercolor, Susan! Great save! I would never had known you had a smudge. Fussy cutting gave it more depth! A happy accident!

  7. amazing save Susan, the fussy cutting is perfect and the image is gorgeous :)

  8. Beautiful save of your gorgeous bird image, Susan. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs..Nancy

  9. A really lovely Robin image on your cheery Christmas card, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  10. Beautiful card Susan. Great save with your wonderful fussy-cutting! xx

  11. I would have never imagined that there was a red blob near the robin, Susan! Your fussy-cutting is so good that I didn't notice it until I read your description. Your watercoloring is beautiful and the robin is so cute!
    Hideko xx

  12. Beautiful card, so pretty, love the craft and the adorable robin....great save too x.


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