Build Your Own Floral Background

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends!

Svitlana is here. Today, I want to share a card idea featuring an easy technique to build your own floral background.

I can't say that making this card was quick, but it was definitely quite easy. I used the Build-A-Garden: Tulips & Friends set from this month's Marvelous Monthly Series Release.


I started building my floral background by white-embossing the outline stamp from the Build-A-Garden: Tulips & Friends Stamp Set onto a Watercolor Paper panel.

First, I white-embossed it once, covering almost the whole panel (coming from the right). And then, I filled empty areas around the panel edges.

If some elements of the tulip bunch overlapped – I brushed off the embossing powder before heat setting it.


Once I was happy with how my floral background looked, I moved on to coloring areas in between the florals. I did it using the Lagoon Watercolor Brush Marker from the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers Set.

It's very easy to create such a background using Watercolor Brush Markers. I added some watercolor onto the panel next to a flower and then washed it out with a wet brush. Very quick and quite therapeutic!

Next, I moved to color the white-embossed floral elements using the coordinating Tulips & Friends Coloring Stencil and Blending Brushes.


To color the tulip heads, I used Cotton Candy and Corral Berry Dye Inks. For the smaller flowers, Warm Sunshine, Mango Smoothie, and Dark Chocolate Dye Inks were used. I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen Dye Inks to color the leaves.

After I colored all the card elements, I stamped the tulip details using a layering stamp set and Ruby Red Dye Ink.
COLORFUL FLORAL BACKGROUNDTo add some interest to the card, I also added some Pure White Ink Spray splatters. It helped even out some imperfections of the coloring and hide some flaws.

After that, I went ahead and created a couple of sentiment strips (white-embossed on Jet Black Cardstock) using stamp sets from the same set and popped them up onto the floral background panel.

Lastly, I foam-mounted the panel onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I hope you liked the card idea that I shared today. Have a wonderful day!


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Lissette July 27, 2022 - 1:13 AM

Beautiful card.

dawnnz July 27, 2022 - 1:52 AM

beautiful background Svitlana.


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