CAS Watercolour January Challenge - sending warm fuzzies

This month's CAS Watercolour Challenge is hosted by the talented Susan Bridgman, and she chose Winter as the challenge.

Here's my Winter card:

[How I made the card]
1. Watercoloured the paper with the Dark Pink and Orange paints to make a background.
2. White heat-embossed the sentiment on the background.
3. Die-cut the oval window from the white front panel and pasted it on the background.
4. Punched out the mittens from a piece of white cardstock and pasted them on the felt. Fussy-cut the felt mittens. (*1)
5. Colored the white snowflake sequins with light blue and pasted them on the mittens. Also adhered the tiny clear sequins to the mittens.
6. Arranged the position of the mittens first and then attached the silver thread on the card front with glue dots.
7. Glued the mittens onto the card front.


*1: I wanted to use felt mittens for the card. I had a mitten punch, but not mitten dies. I knew that the punch wouldn't cut felt cleanly, so that's why I glued the punched out mitten-shape paper on the felt and fussy-cut the felt along the outline of the mitten. I'm glad that the shape was simple enough to fussy-cut it! :-)

The challenge is open until January 24th.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamp: Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Watercolor Paper (Canson - 140lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
VersaMark (Tsukineko), Alcohol Marker (Pool Party Light - Stampin' Up!)
Paint: Gansai Tambi (#34 Dark Pink, #33 Orange - Kuretake) 
Accessories: Die-namics Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX (My Favorite Things), Mitten Builder Punch (Stampin' Up!), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts), Frosted Sequins (Stampin' Up!), Clear Sequins (3 mm - Pretty Pink Posh), Silver Metallic Thread (Stampin' Up!), Micro Glue Dots, Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. You did a fantastic job of fussy cutting those mittens! With all those curves that couldn't be easy and the curves are so smooth and cleanly cut! Love the colors behind the mittens and the snowflakes and sequins decorating them! Fantastic card, my friend! Thank so much for sharing with CAS Watercolour!

  2. Awwwwww...what a sweet, sweet card Hideko! Your background is absolutely GORGEOUS and I just assumed you die cut the mittens...until I read closer and saw that you fussy cut them...fabulous job my friend!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  3. so cute, and great idea fussy cutting the mittens. I love your pink background such a fun non traditional winter colour :)

  4. Gorgeous watercolored background, Hideko. TFS the Kuretake watercolors you used. Love how you designed your felt mittens. TFS your technique. Love how you attached the silver thread and added the colored snowflake and frosted sequins to your mittens. Your oval window brings all design together so nicely. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  5. Oh my gosh ... this is so CUTE!! LOVE this card Hideko! Beautiful watercoloured background and adorable felt mittens! Great work fussy-cutting them. xx

  6. super cute...love those cozy little mittens.
    xx Karen

  7. I have mitten dies, Hideko... come over and play with them anytime!! Having said that, you don't need any help at ALL... these are really just as perfect as they can be - you must have really great scissors, and eyes!!!
    LOve this, my friend! and your wonderful water colored panel! xx

  8. Super adorable, Hideko. So clever incorporating the felt... those mittens really look warm and cozy. The warm pink and yellow colours are perfect to tie everything in. Love this. xx

  9. Aaah, I think that's the sweetest card I've seen in a very long time, Hideko! Those mittens are so adorable and tactile and your sponging is divine behind the oval!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. So sweet, Hideko! I love the contrast of the warm background and the fuzzy mittens--they're just too cute in felt!

  11. I love your sweet mittens and the beautiful background:)

  12. How cute and beautiful! Love the warm colours with your oh so sweet little mittens!

  13. ADORABLE, those wool mittens are so cute against that merry BG. The vibrant colours make this special. Beautiful done xx


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