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 16 December 2023

Winter Landscape

Peace on Earth's latest mood board is four lovely winter scenes.  The upper left image inspired me to use a stamp I've never inked up before.

I put the stamp in my MISTI and inked it up with Memento Dew Drop inks - the pointed shape of the little Dew Drops helps ink up things like the fence posts I wanted brown and the snowy drifts that I wanted light grey.  I inked and stamped repeatedly until I was happy with the results.  I then inked up the whole stamp with Versamark and stamped over the coloured inks, and heat embossed it.  This sealed in the colours and allowed me to sponge the sky without worrying about smudging my image.  I used a variety of Distress inks to sponge the sky.  I added a heat embossed sentiment.

Here's the Peace on Earth mood board:

We'd love to have you join us, whether you're inspired by the mood board or prefer to make an "anything Christmas" card!

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Stamps - Penny Black image, unknown sentiment
Ink - various Memento Dew Drop inks, Versamark, various Distress inks
Paper - white cs
Size - 6.25x4.75"
Accessories - clear embossing powder


  1. Wow, a gorgeous scene you have created, you did a fabulous job with all the inks, I use my Dew Drops all the time, they are a favorite of mine, your beautifully created scene is so inspiring!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL winter landscape Susan! Thanks for another awesome DT project!

  3. wow, stunning scene and thanks for the reminder about that technique, I must give it a go again xx

  4. That is a very pretty scene inking with various colours gives it more depth, and then heat embossing it to seal and then finished with the beautiful colours in the sky and a great sentiment too Susan. x

  5. WOW absolutely stunning Susan, I love your card with this wonderful stamp.


  6. Beautiful scene; love the blended background.


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