Learn How To Use Yupo Paper In A New Way

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Use Yupo Paper In A New Way

Fern Green…a cool, relaxing shady spot on a hot summer’s day…sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what June’s color of the Month brings to mind. I thought I’d run with that theme and play around with a few different colors of green from the Fireworks Craft Spray and VersaFine Clair. I use these lovely Fern stamps, fern dies, and a special technique with Yupo paper to create this fun card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Trim a piece of Yupo paper to 4 x 4.75” and select desired colors of Fireworks spray you’d like to use.

Step 2

Spritz the inks onto the Yupo paper.

Step 3

Use a heat tool to dry the inks, continue heating until the paper begins to shrink and wrinkle. Turn the paper over part way through heating, continue to heat and shrink. The Yupo paper is now about 45% of its original size.

Step 4

Turn your heat tool on to preheat so it gets nice and hot.

Step 5

Pounce one edge of the wrinkled Yupo onto a VersaMark ink pad.

Step 6

Dip the inked edge into Mboss embossing powder in Gold and use a pre-heated heat tool to melt the powder. Since the heat tool has been pre-heated melting should occur almost immediately thus causing no further shrinking to the Yupo.

Step 7

Repeat step 6 until all 4 edges have been embossed.

Step 8

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Stamp a trio of fern branches over the entire panel using Rain Forest, Shady Lane, and Verdant VersaFine Clair inks.

Step 10

Flick Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz over the panel and let dry.

Step 11

Sponge the same inks onto a scrap of white cardstock. Die-cut ferns from the various colors.

Step 12

Stamp the sentiment “sending hugs your way” on black cardstock using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with white Mboss embossing powder, shake off excess and return it to the bag. Use a heat tool to melt the powder and trim.

Step 13

Mount the fern panel onto a black card base; affix the Yupo paper to the card and embellish.


  • Yupo Paper
  • White & Black Cardstock
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Fern
  • Spellbinders – Ferns
  • Heat Tool
  • Gold Thread

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