CAS Mix Up Challenge - thanks

I'm playing along with the CAS Mix Up September Challenge today. Thank you, Bonnie, for hosting the challenge this month!

After watching the tutorial videos provided on the challenge site, I tried watercolour wash with red orchre, and made this card.

I heat-embossed the leaf image and the sentiment (thanks) on the front panel, and stamped the rest of the sentiment on the card base. I masked the leaves and the sentiment, and spattered a little of gold perfect pearl. The front panel was framed with dark brown cardstock, and raised with foam tape.

I really liked this fall color combination - red ochre, dark brown, and ivory (it looks pretty white in the pictures though).

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Lovely as a Tree, Endless Thanks (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper (140 lb), Naturals White, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Gansai Tambi (Kuretake), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX (Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!), Perfect Pearl (Gold - Ranger), Foam Tape (3M)


  1. Beautiful soft Watercolour wash using your Kuretake GAnsai Tambi watercolour paints, Hideko. So pleased the video helped you with your wash. I had to watch a couple of the videos for my cards too:-)

    Love your Early Espresso with your red ochre background and off white background. Simply beautiful Fall card design my friend. So pleased you played in our CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hugs..

  2. Hideko.... This card is a stunning example for a wonderful masculine card! I love everything about it. Just beautiful. Well done :)

  3. Love your wash! Such a beautiful and very elegant card!

  4. I would not have thought to do a wash with red, but I LOVE IT, Hideko! the simple stamped leaf and sentiment are beautiful with it! You have inspired me! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Love the warm colors of the background. And the simple embossed leaves and sentiment are just lovely.

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  7. You got a perfect watercolour wash in that lovely shade of red! I really like the oak leaves. The gold splatter is a great finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Great work on your watercolour wash background, Hideko. It's perfect! Love it with the heat embossed leaves and sentiment. The gold splatters add some lovely shine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. Great brown shade, looks like a suede. Golden splatters are beautiful on him. The black silhouette of the leaves contrasts exceptionally beautifully against this background. Perfectly composed card.


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