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, 3 September 2022

Holly with DP Borders

The new Peace on Earth has an image of holly in the top right that made me decide to use holly as my theme.  A good chance to use a stamp I hadn't ever inked up!

I watercoloured the holly with Inktense watercolour pencils, then trimmed the panel and added two borders of decorative paper.  I chose the lighter one because the shade of its red and green snowflakes reminded me of some of the snowflakes on the lower left image on the mood board.

Peace on Earth always has fabulous mood boards to inspire you, but in case they don't, it's also an "anything Christmas goes" challenge, so please come and join us!

Stamps - Visible Image "Inked Holly"
Ink - Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper - watercolour paper, cream cs, dp
Size - A2
Accessories - Inktense watercolour pencils


  1. Gorgeous holly card and perfect inspiration off the mood board, glad you put your never used before stamp to use, it is stunning!!

  2. Love the holly so striking and beautifully coloured - fab-u-lous xx

  3. WOW what a fabulous design Susan and great take on our mood board! Thanks for beautiful inspiration!

  4. Great take on the mood board, Susan, and a wonderful use of the decorative paper!
    Hideko xx

  5. Love the mix of patterned paper for the framing, Susan. Awesome holly image. xx


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