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".

Monday, 10 February 2020

An Elephant Never Forgets

Seize the Birthday's challenge is "Creatures Great and Small".

I did this card with an elephant:

I stamped the elephant and sentiment, then coloured with coloured pencils and Gamsol. Trimmed the panel with a wonky stitched rectangle and popped it up on fun foam.

Given my aging memory, it's always good to have a few belated birthday cards on hand!

Stamps - Rubber Dance African Animals
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, Gamsol, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, fun foam


  1. What a stunner of an elephant and a perfect sentiment on your CAS card Susan x. Maybe I should make a few of these too! x.

  2. What a perfect belated birthday card and I love that sentiment. Got a chuckle out of that one! This one made me smile! I sure would not mind getting a belated birthday card like this one!

  3. Fun sentiment Susan. Love the soft touches of colour for your elephant. xx

  4. I think I need this one. I've already been late with several birthdays this year! Wonderful job of coloring that elephant! A great card, my friend!

  5. This is fabulous! Such a classy elephant image, and your clean design lets him shine. And of course a little snark in the sentiment never hurts! Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Love that elephant image :) and the perfect sentiment for a missed birthday.

  7. Beautiful elephant image, love the fun sentiment too! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  8. So true... belated birthday cards come in handy. Great elephant image and beautifully pencil coloured.

  9. Congrats on your win of Birthday Honors, Susan! Elephant is my favorite animal and I need this stamp set (for a missed birthday)! Your pencil coloring is so smooth and beautiful!
    Hideko xx


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