Saturday, 20 April 2019


Today I have made a watercolour card for the April CAS watercolour challenge. The theme is poppy so I looked through my stamps and found a small poppy amongst a set by Clarity Stamp. The stamped lines looked very bold and the stamp is quite small so I decided to create a simple watercolour background and then heat embossed the stamp in white. I could then add colour with my Zig real brush pens. Here is my card:

I cut the oval from my watercolored piece and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from Uniko) on black paper. I attached it and then ran the oval through the die cutting machine again so that the sentiment fits exactly. The oval is mounted on yellow craft foam that was cut with the same die. I quite like the effect of the yellow craft foam peaking out from behind.

I used a small diamond stencil from creative expressions to add a bit of interest to the background and mounted the panel on a pale yellow card base. I recently bought some Hunky Dory Adorable Scorable card which I really like for card bases now. It is 350 gsm and has a coated surface that gives it a shine, it is white inside.

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Cat Craig said...

This is so pretty. Love the oval focal point along with the bits of color on your base.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful poppy scene, Hilary! I love how you've colored this and placed them in a sunny meadow! The touches of yellow make this such a happy card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

Beautiful design Hilary! Your poppies are gorgeous and I love the sweet scene in the popped up oval. The yellow foam does add a lovely frame to the oval! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card, which has been beautifully water coloured. Love the poppies and your CAS design.....So very beautiful x.