Tuesday, 2 January 2018

CAS Watercolour January Challenge "Birthday"

Wow, 2018 can you believe it, where did 2017 go?

Well it's time for an new year of CAS Watercolour challenges. This month the challenge is Birthday and I'm sure we all need birthday cards.So pull out those watercolours and join us in the challenge.

This months Guest Designer if Birgit of Rapport fran ett skrivbord, Birgit is an incredibly talented card maker so please head over and leave some comments of admiration, and don't forget to drop in on the rest of the design team and check out all their wonderful inspiration.

Here's my card, I used hot press watercolour paper and a Winnie and Walter background stamp with clear embossing powder, Distress inks and an emboss resist technique.  I die cut the frame in black and again from the watercolour background and inlaid the background into the black frame.  The Die cut is from Your next die, I love this frame, it's so versatile.  The bird die is from Penny black and the birthday sentiment  is from Paper Smooches

Here's close up of the little bird and the frame

I would love to see your comments and if you have any questions I am happy to answer them.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Winnie and Walter background, Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, black, Hot press watercolour
Ink: Versamark, Ranger archival (Hydranger)
Accessories: clear embossing powder, My next Die frame, Penny Black bird on a branch, Misti, Ranger distress ink.
Techniques: Emboss Resist, Die cut


  1. Artsy design Christine. LOVE that geometric embossed background. Beautiful mix of blues for watercolouring over top. I agree, great frame die! xx

  2. The black silhouette bird on the frame encloses the pretty watercolouring with Distress Inks beautifully Christine, and this looks quite dramatic against the white of the background card. x

  3. Your Emboss Resist watercoloured background is so striking and artsy. Your die cut framing really caught my eye and is such a wonderful and creative framing techinique for your eb resist background. TFS, Christine. Loving your larger photos too:-) Hugs..

  4. I love the watery patterns of this pretty background, Christine! The black frame and bird make for a classy card!

  5. Sweet birthday card. Love the stick frame from Your Next Stamp. 😉 Great abstract background too.

  6. Your color blending in your background is just beautiful. I admit, when I opened your card, my first reaction was "How'd she do that!" Thanks for the info. Great use of that background stamp and love the way you finished this off with your frame.

  7. Love the blend of blues and mauves - perfect with the heat embossed background stamp! Fabulous frame die too!

  8. great colours for this lovely card Christine...the black frame really draws the eye into the image.
    Happy New Year mf.
    xx Karen

  9. Simplicity and elegance - this card is awesome, Christine! Love the emboss resist background, your color choices, the black frame die, but most of all I love that you included the bird on a branch - winter perfection :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love how you've put the framed water coloured background inside the black frame...very artsy and gorgeous x

  11. That's such a gorgeous graphic background, Christine ... the soft blues are fabulous with the bold black silhouette and delicate frame! Just lovely! Anita :)

  12. Thank you for the inspiration, Christine :-) Thanks to you and this card I created my new card project for HLS :-). Beautiful inspiration!

  13. I love the way your background came out with this technique. Nicely framed with the dies and beautifully CAS!