Saturday 20 February 2016

Finished Yupo Card

Having played around with Yupo yesterday, I used the piece that I finished as a focal point on a card.  As the alcohol inks that I used were bright, I wanted a pop of colour in the matting and layering, but also some black to match the stamped elements.  As you can see, I had lots of fun trying different lay outs and several colour elements.
The finished piece.

I knew that I wanted to use black for some of the matting and layering and found two card colours which matched two of the alcohol inks; dark teal to make a base card (A4 scored and folded in half to create an A5 portrait card blank) and bright citrus green for matting and layering with the black.  I also quickly decided on a 'distress' die to cut into the backing piece to allow another colour to show through.  I had a look at my Tim Holtz mixed media dies, but as the Yupo piece is A6 in size and I didn't want to trim it down, I went with the narrowest of the Addlington Distress dies by Memory Box.
Black straight onto the base card - die cut bottom right.

I tried out various permutations and took photos (thanks Leonie Pujol for that tip) so that I could compare ideas and lay outs. 

Black straight onto base card - die cut along the bottom.


My final choice - die cut along the bottom but with some of the bright citrus green behind.

I also decided to use the same die down the left hand side of the Yupo paper to allow the black paper that I was matting it onto to show through, as well as balancing out the stamping on the right hand side.

Finally, I decided to add a sentiment on the smaller of the two tags from the Pierced Flag die set by Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions.  I seem to have used these a lot recently, but they are so useful as a background for a sentiment on a busy background.  My only decision was whether to use a white peel off sentiment or a silver one coloured citrus green with a Sharpie pen.  Out came the camera again...

Citrus Green

White peel off

In the end, I opted for the white peel off sentiment as I felt it tied  in better with the white edges on the Yupo focal piece.  I will definitely be playing with this synthetic paper again!

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