CAS Watercolour & CAS Mix Up Challenges - happy anniversary

I made these sheets of watercolour paint wash a few weeks ago.

I used the red ochre sheet last week, and made a card. So today, I chose the tree peony one for this.

I die cut the white card base, and placed the watercoloured wash sheet behind the base. I thought this would make a great silhouette.

I wanted to make this card look a little festive because it's an anniversary card, so I used gold glitter embossing powder for the sentiment and the thin frame. Because the glitter powder granules are larger than regular embossing powder's, the sentiment was difficult to read... A lesson learned - I'll use a sentiment in a simpler or larger font with glitter embossing powder in the future.

I'm sharing the card in these challenges. Click the banners below, and you'll see the galleries full of beautiful cards:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge            CAS Watercolour September Challenge

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Stamp: Express Yourself (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper (140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Gansai Tambi (Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics Centerpieces Framed Lovebirds (My Favorite Things), Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter (Wow!), Foam Tape (3M)


  1. This is just beautiful, Hideko. Your watercolored panel is done beautifully, and the silhouette branch frame is the perfect compliment for it. The gold glitter embossing was worth your effort - it adds so much without taking the focus away from that panel. Really lovely. Have a great weekend. Bev

  2. What a fantastic anniversary card! The watercolor wash came out great and I love the dimension of the popped frame!

  3. I love this die cut on your beautiful watercolour wash background, Hideko! A very festive anniversary card! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Oh, and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour too!

  5. Beautiful card, Great colours for an anniversary card.

  6. Beautiful die cut and wash background! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  7. Hideko, I agree, that sweet die-cut does make a great silhouette and looks so pretty against that gorgeous colour wash background.

  8. Your card is so beautiful with the watercolour wash background for your tree silhouette image, Hideko. I love how you added your thin colored layer to your frame. Even if your gold eb sentiment is a little hard to read it still adds pretty elegance to your anniversary card. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  9. Such a vibrant and pretty water-coloured background. Love the white die cutting against it. The gold embossing is so perfect....Gorgeous card x

  10. What a beautiful die cut. I love the white against the the vibrant purple watercoloured background it's so striking and your sentiment is perfect with the touch of sparkle :). theanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour

  11. Pure elegance! I love those backgrounds!


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