CAS Mix Up & CAS Watercolour January Challenges - happy birthday

My friend's birthday is coming up, so I made a card using a cling wrap background I made last weekend.

I sprinkled Red, Gray, and White Brushos on Arches hot press watercolor paper, spritzed with water, placed cling wrap over the wet Brushos, and scrunched up the wrap. I used Gray Brusho, but when I spritzed the water, it turned into Deep Purple (the little square on the top). You never know what kind of magic water does to Brushos!
I heat-embossed the sentiment and the rim of the mat in Gold and tilted the front panel to create a fun look - it's for a birthday after all.

I like that the die-cut squares look and feel like suede.

I'm sharing the card with CAS Mix Up Challenge and CAS Watercolour Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Birthday Builder (Altenew)
Paper: Hot Press Watercolour Paper (Arches - 140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Brusho (Colourcraft - Ostwald Red, Grey, White), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics Stitched Mod Squre STAX, Stitched Rectagle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - Gold), Jewels (Lucy's Cards - Clear Iridescent Mix)


  1. Oh Wow!! This is terrific! They do look like suede and the design is amazing!

  2. Fun design Hideko! Love the colours of your cling wrap panels. They do look like suede. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Gorgeous suede looking Brushos Cling Wrap pieces, Hideko. I love how your colors turned out and your die cut mod squares. So artsy and beautiful. Adding your gold accents and angled CAS design really adds to the beauty of your card. Your friend will Love your original card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

  4. A fun layout and design, Hideko! Love the colors and how the cling wrap technique looks on watercolor paper! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  5. wow, your panels look so much like leather. Love the layout and the mix of colours and the gold accent is perfect. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour:)

  6. Hideko, as much as I love gray, that gorgeous purple that appeared like magic is such a bonus! I've been eyeing those MOd squares for a while now... love them, and the texture achieved with this technique - I've yet to try it! xo

  7. Great effect with those brusho's and yes isn't it fun never knowing quite what you'll get from the powders. Elegant layout and very classy card with a great technique x

  8. Love the graphic feel from your card! The fonts of the sentiment go very good with the rest of the card!
    Great that you added a picture of yourself to the blog! It's always nice to know who I am writing to... ;)

  9. Love your card design and the magic you work with Brushos! Cling wrap? You're so creative!

  10. Great card, love the simple three elements, fabulous colours to highlight your sentiment

  11. What a gorgeous graphic design with your lovely colored pieces Hideko! These darker colors make it great for male or female and the gold edge and sentiment give it an elegant touch! Julia xx


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