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 22 April 2024

Recycled Bottle, Layered Flowers, and Monochrome Doves

Today is Earth Day so it seems an appropriate day to post this card for both Jingle Belles and Sweet Stampin' challenges to include a recycled element.

The little bottle came off a commercial card I received and the ribbon off a Christmas gift.

I stamped the sentiment on white cs and cut the sections out and layered everything on some festive dp.

I feel that the sentiment is such a major part of the card so I'm also linking it up at Word Power.

Next up is a card for The Flower Challenge "Add Layers".  I've got a watercoloured focal image layer, a pink bordering layering, and a dp layer on the card base.  It's also for Colorful Options "Pastels".

And last for today, Addicted to CAS wants a monochrome card.

 I used a little scrap of cling wrap background made with a couple of different blue Brushos (sprinkled, spritzed with water, then cling wrap scrunched up on it, and left to dry).  I framed it, added the two die cut doves, and added a blue heat embossed sentiment.

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Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - Dylusions sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white cs, dp
Size - A2
Accessories - recycled little bottle, recycled ribbon

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - SU Echoes of Kindness flower
Ink - Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper - white and pink cs, dp, watercolour paper
Size - 6.25x3.25"
Accessories - watercolour paints

Supplies for card :
Stamps - Stampendous sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Royal Blue
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - clear embossing powder, Memory Box dove dies, Impression Obsession frame die


  1. Three beautiful cards Susan but of course my favorite is the lovely layered middle card with the pretty flowers...so glad you shared this beauty with us at The Flower Challenge! Hugs. :0)

  2. Three great cards, the bottle one is hilarious and a great upcycling of the bottle :) Your flower card is so pretty especially with the DP background, and your Christmas card is a great CAS card and beautiful clingwrap piece

  3. Way to recycle on the first card that made me laugh! A fun way to use that bottle. The slim line card is lovely with all the flowers and those doves are the sweetest. A beautiful blue background using the cling wrap.

  4. What a fun card the first one is with that sweet bottle hanging on the ribbon over the lovely dp, and the sentiment is great Susan, and love the really beautiful flower on the second, and the last in shades of blue with the white doves surrounded by the pretty white frame, and the blue stamped sentiment to finish...a perfect monochrome CAS card. x

  5. Oh my gosh, that cool bottle is such a perfect thing for recycling, especially as you had the PERFECT stamp to go with it! Brilliant on every level! So happy you could join our creative celebration of Earth Day at Jingle Belles!

  6. You rocked all three cards, but that sentiment with the bottle is magnificent ... so very glad you celebrated Earth Day with us at Jingle Belles.


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