CAS Mix Up & CAS Watercolour July Challenge - have a wonderufl birthday

Bonnie is hosting this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge and the challenge is Colour Your Die Cuts.

I LOVE die-cuts and this 3D rose die set is one of my favorites.

I used splash watercoloured die-cuts, stamping, and heat-embossing.

I had a few Splash Watercolour backgrounds made earlier this month for CAS Watercolour Challenge.
I used two distress inks (Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone) for the grayish green background. I tried the muted colors I don't usually use, but I found them very pretty. I'll use them more often from now on.

I die cut a rose from a coral splash background and layered the 3 pieces.

I carved out a rectangle with an exacto knife from the front panel. The inside matte was watercoloured. I wanted to bring out a little more green from the background, so I colored the matte with Bundled Sage.

I heat-embossed the sentiment in a little brassy gold to match the color tone of the rose and the background. Finally I popped up the front panel on the card base with foam tape.

I really liked how the splash background turned out, so I kept the card as simple as possible.

I'm sharing the card at CAS Watercolour Challenge too.

Thanks so much for visiting me!

Stamp: Sprinkles and Smiles (Penny Black)
Watercolor Paper (Canson - 140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone - Ranger) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Fantasy Floral 3D Die (Altenew), Embossing Powder (Gold Rich Pale - Wow!), Foam Tape (3M), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


  1. OMG..Hideko, All your gorgeous details made for a Stunning CAS colored die cut rose, creative Distress Oxide Splash Background and exacto knife cut window with a tiny bit of green border...Wow!!! Thank you for sharing the close up of your layered die cut rose and Splash background. A true work of art, my friend. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour:-) Hugs...

  2. Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone...I must remember that combo because it makes the most beautiful background! The coral rose is so beautiful with it! Love how you added the sage around the window! I admire your use of an exacto knife! I don't see a drop of blood! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  3. great colour combo Hideko, I love the neutral colour of your background. The coral really pops against it. Awesome layout :)

  4. Beautiful background and card, Hideko! I would have never thought to splash those two colours together, but they are gorgeous. The coral die cut flower is perfect. xx

  5. Love the combination for your soft, muted background Hideko. Those are colours that I don't use very often, but they look amazing together. Will have to remember that combo! And your splashed rose is gorgeous with the coral. So impressed with using your exacto knife to cut the border of the rectangle. The deeper green really looks amazing. Reminds of how artist's paintings are frequently matted with two colours. Very artsy!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. The matting works brilliantly against that gorgeous BG ... what a beautiful and elegant card!

  7. Loving the colour combination of that muted and gorgeous background...will definitely be using that combination. Well done on cutting the aperture out with a knife x. The rose is beautiful and unique by using that fabulous technique. The layering effect looks wonderful. Beautiful and gorgeous card and thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this stunner x.

  8. Gorgeous card Hideko, I love the stone like texture on your background, really perfect for your your beautiful rose, Cathy x

  9. Your watercolor wash die cut bloom looks beautiful against that watercolor background in the greens Hideko - what a lovely design with the gold embossed sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!! xx

  10. Two beautiful pieces of splash watercolour - great colours for both the rose and the background. The thin Bundled Sage mat is a fabulous design element! Love this card!

  11. That die is on my wishlist! I've never seen it cut from a splashed panel and love the artsy look! The splashed background panel provides a beautiful, subtle backdrop and the thin mat gives it contrast - that was a brilliant idea! Fantastic design!

  12. Forgot to say - Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  13. Loving the softness of this jewel. These two colours are truly complimentary and the matting adds another elegance to your card. Finished with a gold sentiment, perfect harmony xx

  14. This is so lovely as well, with such an interesting floral die and once again a fantastic background.


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