Saturday, 17 March 2018


Hi, thanks for stopping by and welcome to my 'happy place'....

A bright and cheerful card for you today

On a piece of Yupo cardstock I applied one alcohol ink (raspberry) with a blending tool by dabbing it over the cardstock.  I reinked the blending tool with a second colour (peri) and, again, dabbed all over the cardstock.  A further application of alcohol blending solution was added to the blending tool and dabbed over the cardstock

The cardstock was then covered with vellum, this softens the background colour

A sentiment was stamped and heat embossed and a die was used to create a frame around it.  The frame was die cut twice using white then black cardstock and overlapped slightly to give a shadow affect

Another die was used for the black vertical border

Using the same alcohol inks on another piece of vellum numerous die cuts were made for the flowers.  I chose not to assemble the flowers showing the back of the vellum as I wanted a contrast with the background.  The flowers were adhered together with a pearl brad

The smallest leaf die from the set was used for the leaves and I brushed the blending tool over the edge of each leaf.... I know think I should have coloured the whole of the leaf


  • Yupo cardstock ~ Tim Holts/Ranger
  • Vellum ~ Woodware
  • Raspberry and Peri Alcohol Inks ~ Ranger
  • Alcohol Blending Solution ~ Ranger
  • Sentiment/Amazing Sentiments ~ Creative Expressions
  • Java die set ~ CE
  • Edgess die set ~ Spellbinders
  • Rose creation die set ~ Spellbinders
  • Brad ~ Hobby House
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders

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YUPO Cardstock  comes in a pack of 10 sheets measuring 5"x7" and is ideal to use with watercolour pens/pencils and mixed media techniques and alcohol inks

It is a smooth, synthetic heavyweight surface that resists buckling and dries quickly

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Beautiful card June, so vibrant , xxx

  2. A very dramatic card - love the way it looks, thank you June.

  3. Brilliant. Hav3 go5 some Yupo but haven’t used it yet. Must look for it and have a go. Thank you for sharing this. Have been playing with acetate and pigment inks today. Great fun and ended up with clean hands. Don’t know how I managed that.


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