Hello Poppies (With Video) – CIC 423

The new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is up today. This week we have a floral theme for our challenge, and we are sponsored by Birch Press Design who are generously providing a $20 gift certificate for one lucky winner!  

For my card I decided I wanted to do some emboss resist with a silhouetted flower and a watercolour wash.

I began by cutting a piece of watercolour paper to be the size of my card front. I then treated the paper with my anti-static powder tool.

All the stamps I used are from the Big Blooms stamp set from The Cat’s Pajamas. I placed my panel into my MISTI and played around with positioning until I was happy with it. I stamped both flowers and the sentiment with embossing ink then coated with gold embossing powder.

After melting the embossing powder I started on my watercolour wash. I first used a large brush to apply water across my panel, then started dropping in red water colour paint. I tilted the panel and let the colour spread, then heat set it with my heat gun.

I went back in and added more paint, building up the layers and drying in between each, until I was happy with the depth of colour in the background. I then took some paper towel which was very slightly damp and used that to remove any paint that was on top of my heat embossing.

I used some strong double-sided tape to adhere the panel to the card base. As a final touch I added three red sequins which I glued down with Glossy Accents.

This card didn’t turn out exactly how I had in mind. The red didn’t quite hit the colour I wanted, but it worked well enough. I’m happy with it for the most part, even if it isn’t what I’d imagined!

So that’s my card for this week’s challenge. I hope you’re inspired, and will come and play along with us for a chance at the prize.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted to CAS – Florals

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

CAS Mix Up – Stamping + Watercolour Wash + Your Choice (I chose heat embossing)

CAS Watercolour – Silhouette

Cupcake Inspirations – Floral

HLS CAS Challenge – Silhouette

HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes

Mod Squad – Heat Embossing

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Clean and Simple


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)






19 thoughts on “Hello Poppies (With Video) – CIC 423

  1. Your card is beautiful, Charlotte. Love the gold embossing with the red watercolours. Thanks for showing how layering the watercolour paints makes such a difference. Great video! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

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  2. A fun and striking take on our silhouette challenge at HLS CAS challenge this month. Loving all that luscious watercolouring to the background to showcase your embossed images. Great idea and thanks for playing along with us.

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