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 10 December 2022

More Metallic Colours on Black

Here's another of my final results of painting with metallic watercolours on black watercolour paper.

Like the earlier one, the image and sentiment are heat embossed in gold on black watercolour paper and then painted with Twinkling H2Os.  I splattered with watered down gold and white acrylic paint, bordered in gold shimmer cs, and mounted on a white card base.

Linking up with:

The Flower Challenge "Christmas"

Penny Black Saturday Challenge "Christmas"

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia / holly stamp, Paper Smooches sentiment
Ink - ColorBox gold
Paper - white cs, gold shimmer cs, black watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Twinkling H2Os, white and gold acrylic paints


  1. You chose the perfect sediment for another stunning design using this technique, Susan! The bright colors really do pop against the black and you did a great job with the schplatters! Thank you for playing along at The Flower Challenge! Holiday Hugs, Darnell GD

  2. Gorgeous card Susan. LOVE this technique and all the Zoom group have made some amazing cards with it! This is a stunner!! xx

  3. Beautiful Susan, the shimmer against black is so beautiful ♥

  4. Both your metallic watercolour cards are beautiful. The shimmer looks amazing against the black.

  5. I love the shiny festive bouquet on the black watercolor paper! It looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge!

  6. You have really embraced this technique, my friend! Another gorgeous card!

  7. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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