I am back today with my first teaser card for the Clearly Besotted August release. It’s another lovely release and there is the return of some super cute hippos which I know you all fell in love with a few months ago! But I will share a card with those another day 🙂
Here is my card for today and it features one of the larger sets called Oops A Daisy.
I went with a technique that I have been enjoying a lot lately, Copics on yupo paper. I knew when I saw the stamp set that these daisies would look really lovely embossed with white ink and to make them stand out they needed a bright sunny background.
To make the background panel, I took a slightly larger than American A2 size panel of yupo and a selection of Copic markers (numbers listed below). I then started by just drawing stripes across the panel to achieve the really distinctive interesting look that these markers give on yupo paper. I did the grassy area first and and then did the same with the sky, making sure to overlap between each marker change.
Next I stamped the flowers and stem onto the panel using Versamark ink making sure to apply anti static powder first as the panel does feel a little sticky because of its composition and the markers on top. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. You have to be very careful applying heat to yupo as it can warp easily, so make sure your heat gun is really hot before you bring it to the paper, and heat set from back and front, for just a few seconds at a time (trust me, this is the safest way, and I did many attempts!).
I then took the “Hello” sentiment from a new stamp set called Say Something. This was also stamped with Versamark ink, white embossing powder applied and then it was heat set.
The yupo panel was adhered to a base card using DST and I trimmed off any excess. I took my Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies and cut two skinny frames from white cardstock which were adhered together and then popped onto the panel using wet glue. This was just to break the expanse of the background panel up a little.
To finish the card off, I added a few Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centres of the daisies. As always I toyed with whether I should add a few raindrops, but in the end I left it as it was as I really didn’t want to disrupt the background too much.
I do hope that you like the card, but please pop over to visit the rest of the super talented DT – Stephanie, Keren and Michelle and see what they have to inspire you today. I will be back with another card tomorrow and thank you as always for your visit.
Copics: B06, B05, B05, B02, B00, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01
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