Beautiful Blooms

Hi crafters. I was inspired by Sandra’s card last week where she used alcohol inks over texture paste on yupo. I decided to try that. I used a 5×7 piece of Yupo paper and applied texture paste through the Prima ornate lace stencil. I wanted to try to foil on wet embossing paste so I put some foil over it while it dried. This was a mistake. The yupo doesn’t absorb any moisture and with the foil over it, it can’t evaporate so it doesn’t dry. I ended up with wet paste for about 36 hours. As it turned out I shouldn’t have bothered. Some foil did stick. I applied Ranger and PiƱata alcohol inks, gold mixative and blending solution. Where the inks covered the foil they seemed to cover/remove some foil, so when the inks were drying I put the foil back on and it adhered in many places including the texture paste raised areas. Next time I would just leave foiling until this stage. I had used warm colours with a little lettuce green. Because the background was now bright, sparkly and busy, I decided to play with the same inks on photo paper to make the flowers and leaves out of the same colours rather than introduce more colours. I tried applying the ink in various ways and decided to use pieces that were mainly orange, red and yellowy green. I cut the paper with many dies from these sets:Funky florals 2,3; CUTplorations trendy spring bloom dies; Altenew doodle blooms and a couple of flower punches.

I stacked pieces and adhered gold glitter and yellow gems. Pieces of foam were placed behind the flowers when everything was stuck down. I used a Pinkfresh Studio die for the sentiment and the heart is also from that. I added a little brown oil pastel around the edge. It is hard to capture the shine and sparkle in photos.

I am entering this card in the

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Beautiful Blooms

Stamplorations April Mixed media challenge:

Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Spring flowers

The Cat’s pajamas April challenge #356: Spring


  • zoey

    So many details!!! I love them!!!The colors you used on this card are so vibrant and warm, makes my heart smile!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp monday Challenge, and please forgive me for being so late in commeting your awesome project…but I have been w/o internet these weeks!
    We all hope to see you playing with us again soon, xoxo Zoey

  • MariLynn DeGroot

    I love the vibrant colors. This is so pretty. Thanks for telling what worked and didn’t work with the foil. I love how the foil stands out with the color and texture. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

  • Sanna

    Love the rich, bold colours and the layers and texture here!! beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations blog!