Sunday 27 March 2016

Yupo Greetings

I finally got round to using my second Yupo experiment on a finished card for a good friend's birthday. 

I had already dripped alcohol ink on a piece of 10.5cm x 14.8cm Yupo paper.  Once dry, I over stamped the paper using black Archival ink and the Doily background and immediately rubbed away the Archival ink to lift the alcohol ink and produce a 'resist' effect.  The result had been sitting on my craft table for a couple of weeks; now was the perfect chance to use it on a card.
As it was to be a birthday card, I chose the Birthday Candles stamp by Penny Black and stamped it twice along the bottom three quarters of the panel using black Archival ink.  (I had already trimmed all four sides of the Yupo paper.)  This time I allowed the ink to dry, leaving the image in black.
I stamped the Albert Einstein quote from the Chemistry Lab stamp set by Indigoblu onto a piece of white card; trimmed around and matted it onto a piece of black card, leaving a narrow border.  I also matted the Yupo panel onto black card in the same way.
As I had used Wild Plum alcohol ink as one of my colours on the Yupo panel, I found a complimentary coloured card and matted both the Yupo panel and Einstein quote onto it leaving a slightly wider border.

Initially, I was going to add both pieces directly to a dark teal A5 landscape card, but I wasn't happy with the purple directly against the teal.  At this point, I matted the Yupo panel onto a piece of white card leaving a wider border.  This helped tie the sentiment panel and Yupo panel together.

To complete the card, I stamped the Senility Prayer by Claritystamp onto a piece of white copy paper to create an insert.  I really like this verse; I find it has the perfect blend of humour and sentiment for a birthday card.  Happy Birthday Eva!

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