CAS Waterclour February Challenge & Exciting News

I'm playing along with the CAS Watercolour February Challenge today. The theme is Hearts. Isn't it perfect for this month?
I used one of my favorite heart stamps. It's a retired stamp but I love the scribble style.

I stamped the hearts with pigment ink and heat-emblossed with clear powder.
Roughly watercolored the background, stamped the sentiment. Then I raised the die-cut panel on the card base.

I hope you can see the shimmer of the watercolor paint from this angle. The paint color says "silver" but it's more like white shimmer.

Thanks for choosing the perfect theme for the challenge, Bonnie! 


I'm so excited to announce that Loll Thompson and Bonnie Klass are launching a new challenge, CAS Christmas Card Challenge, starting March 3rd!
And I'm thrilled and honored to be on the Design Team.


Please check out the information on this fun new challenge by clicking HERE.
Hope to see you in the challenge blog on March 3rd! 😊

Stamp: Language of Love (Stampin' up!), Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (140 lb. Strathmore)

Memento Luxe (Love Letter - Tsukineko), Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko), Gansai Tambi Watercolour (Silver - Kuretake)
Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Foam Tape (3M)


  1. Your card is so beautiful Hideko!
    Congratulations for being on the new challenge DT! Well deserved!

  2. I LOVE your CAS hearts design, Hideko. I love the shimmer from your silver watercolour paint...I have the same set, but have not used that color. It really does have such a pretty shimmer. Must add to my to do list. I love your CAS design and die cut framing too.

    Congratulations for being chosen as one of Loll and Bonnie's CAS Christmas Card Challenge Design Team members. I can't wait to be inspired by your designs.

    Happy Hugs...Nancy

  3. Your heart card is so sweet, Hideko. Love the pearly shine of your watercoloured background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! So excited to be working with you at CAS Christmas!! We are going to have FUN! xx

  4. What a sweet card! Love those pretty hearts and Im so glad to hear that you are on the new team too!

  5. These little hearts are so pretty, Hideko! I love that they are each unique! Embossing them and painting the wash around them worked beautifully to make them stand out! Perfectly CAS my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! I'm so excited that you are joining our DT for our new challenge!

  6. Oh, Hideko ... your wonderful news makes MY heart shimmer!! You are such a talented card maker, my friend... can't wait to hear more!
    Before I leave, I must tell you your Valentine is so simply precious!

  7. What a fun card design.

    Hugs diane

  8. Hideko I'm so glad you are joining us at CAS Christmas Card challenge, it's going to be so much fun.
    Your heart card is so sweet with the cute little scribble hearts :)
    thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  9. Congratulations on being chosen to be on the Design Team for the new challenge!
    Your rows of cute hearts with the shimmery watercolor wash look fabulous!

  10. Yay! I'm so happy for you, Hideko! Your cards are always so well planned and perfectly CAS. I'm hoping to play along when time permits, and looking forward to being inspired by YOU!

  11. Hideko, it's going to be great having you on the CAS Christmas Challenge with the rest of us! I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmas creations! Love this Valentine one - so perfectly CAS but with lots of interest! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.


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