Tuesday 23 July 2019

Introducing- Large Tropical Background

Good morning.
It's day 2 of the July release at Uniko and today we introduce the large tropical background stamp.
I think this will be a very useful addition to anyone's stash, complementing the previously released Paradise and Paradise Leaves sets, as well as a fab background. In my example I've only used a small portion of the panel I made and I made a few others with this stamp too!

The panel under the frame was made by creating an alcohol background on Yupo paper and the Tim Holtz Alcohol lift pad and refill. There is also a little bit of gold from some foil I added for a little extra glamour, but I think I left the ink too long and it wasn't wet enough to get good coverage.
It was my second attempt at using the ink lift pad and I'm still not completely happy with my technique. To get more definition on the foliage, I went back to the outlined fronds and removed more ink with a fine brush and a spot of the re-inker. 
My Hibiscus flower was stamped alongside a couple of leaves from the Paradise set and coloured with Copics before fussy cutting and arranging them in the corner of my die cut frame. Aloha was stamped in black on a scrap of matching card and slipped under the flower. 
I cut my alcohol panel in half and framed it with the die cut. I'll still have the other half to use later!

We are joined for this release by the talented Karen Baker  as well as the rest of the DT.

Julie - that'll be me

Check out what great ideas they've come up with and come back tomorrow for some more fab new release inspiration.

Joining in over at:-

My choice Die cut frame, Copic colouring and fussy cutting


  1. Such a beautiful and elegant card Julie, loving how you created the background and it looks perfect framed with just the little bloom addition outside. x

  2. Fresh, green, cool vegitation, just right for a humid sticky day!! What a lovely design Julie, the background is really gorgeous as is the pretty hibiscus. Bo and Bumble are flaked out in the kitchen and the ponies asked to come in at lunchtime. I am not looking forward to the thunderstorms that are heading our way tonight!! xx

  3. The lift technique looks fabulous Julie and the colours are glorious. Your card is eye catching and beautiful and thank you for adding it to The CAS Mix Up gallery x

  4. Your lift technique looks sensational from my perspective, Julie! Lush and verdant! The framing and pretty hibiscus bloom are *the* perfect touches!

  5. gosh, this card is gorgeous - love it - great technique - so elegant

  6. Greart results from the lift technique .... perfect backdrop for that beautiful bloom xx

  7. Gorgeous! Love the depth of colour and the alcohol lift technique has worked brilliantly.

  8. Your background looks cool and refreshing, Julie! It's a perfect spot for the pretty hibiscus! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Wow! Such a beauty! Love your layout, the technique and simply the whole card!

    Hugs & greetings from Wiebke

  10. Awesome design Julie, your background is amazing, one gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

  11. What a fabulous tropical background - I love how the colours have blended. Gorgeous! x


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