Sunday, 21 August 2016

Framed Flowers

 Morning.
Today I am playing with some 'new to me' Yupo paper and Distress inks.  Any day I get to play with inks is a good day and I have never used Yupo before.  I was mesmerized with it and how it takes colour.  For those of you that are not familiar with Yupo, it is a synthetic plastic paper that you can create amazing patterns and designs with.  It does have a mind of it's own and the inks flow wherever they want to go.
So here's what I did to create my card.

The background is a piece of Yupo that I coloured using Distress inks.  I rubbed the inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with a generous amount of water and dragged the paper through the ink.  The ink flowed where it wanted to go and the water helped push the colour in some areas.  You must be patient and let this paper dry on it's own because using a heat gun will melt and warp your paper.  I also discovered that if you put too much wetness and colour on this paper, it will never dry and you may have to dab some of the ink off with a paper towel.  
I die-cut the flowers from Memory Box and painted them using Memento markers scribbled on my acrylic block.  Just a tip:  if you want to stamp onto the Yupo over ink you must use a permanent ink or it will smear.  
I cut a frame using a die from MFT and framed the flowers after gluing them to the background.
I love the simple, clean and simple look.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- SILHOUETTE

Simon Says- MAKE FOR THE BORDER


Allsorts Challenge- FABULOUS FLORALS

Moving Along with the Times- CLEAN and SIMPLE


Thanks so very much for all your most kind comments and coming by to take a look.
I appreciate you!

Supplies:  dies- MFT, Memory Box/ inks- Distress, Memento markers/ paint brush/ Yupo paper/ non-stick craft mat

26 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Striking colors and inking on the Yupo paper!! I can never tell this is your first try--such a success! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday” Make for the Border” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a beautiful effect on this new Yupo paper, Karen! I love it and really love these die flowers! And what a fabulous "frame" with your gorgeous blue!! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Big hugs! xoxo

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card with those gorgeous flowers against the background and I also love the frame you used for it.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Distress Ink background for your pretty watercolored die cut flowers. I love your die cut framing too. I have only used Yupo with Alcohol inks, but love the artsy effect with your DI's. TFS your details on your gorgeous card Karen. Hugs, Nancy

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Karen ~ After seeing Dana Joy use Yup paper, I finally ordered some but just haven't had the time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing so many tips for using the paper; I had no idea it could melt if a heat gun is applied. I normally get a little (or a lot) impatient so have a habit of using the heat gun to speed up the process. Thanks for inspiring with your stunning card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is lovely! The little flowers are so dainty and delicate and look marvelous against that background, framed on your card!

Kia said...

A beauty Karen ... I love the background that you did using the Yupo, and the framing around your pretty flowers. Wonderful card mf.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card....impressive!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Karren said...

This is gorgeous! I just bought my first pack of Yupo last week but haven't cracked it open yet.

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! What a fabulous effect with Distress ink! I haven't tried that yet but love this look! You always use such a gorgeous color combination, Karen! Thanks for this wonderful idea for Yupo!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen. I love it.

brenda said...

A gorgeous creation Karen and perfect for our Fabulous Florals theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

Such a pretty CAS card, thanks for playing at MAWTT, xxx

And at Allsorts too, xxx

Bobby said...

Your Yupo experiment was a success, Karen. That background is gorgeous and the frame in the flower color makes them pop off the card. I'm so glad you shared this at Addicted to Stamps and More.

shirley-bee said...

Love that gorgeous background, Karen! I haven't tried Distress Inks on my Yupo yet, but I certainly will after seeing this beauty!

Betsy Wilson said...

Thanks for sharing what you've learned with Yupo! Beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have been wandering what Yupo paper was- thanks for the info. What do you like better this or reg water color paper?

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karen, love this flower and the design as usual is perfect.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous background, and I love the sweet blooms you chose for this card! A really lovely take on the Code Word! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love the watercoloured background on Yupo. Have only tried it with alcohol inks, but must give it a try with distress inks. :) Beautiful design with your watercolour die-cut blooms over that fantastic background. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]


Em said...

Really fine card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sounds like an interesting new paper. You have fun playing with it and we'll have fun checking out your creations. I like this with the vivid blue flowers.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts X

JosieD said...

Love this card -- the simple die against that wonderful background. Ordered yupo paper a few days ago for alcohol inks but now look forward to trying it with other things. Like the technique you used and explained.

Anke said...

Fantastic card, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke