How to Make an Easy Floral Card Using Gradient Cardstock
I used the Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock to make the background for my card. I cut 1 1/4” x 3 3/4” strips of each color and adhered them onto a panel of 3 1/2” x 4 3/4” to bind together.
After that, I white embossed a beautiful flower from the Paint-A-Flower: Gerbera Revolution Stamp Set onto the gradient background. I did two layers of heat embossing using the Pure White Embossing Powder to make the embossed image thicker and more prominent if you will.
For additional interest, I also blended the Cosmic Berry Dye Ink around the panel edges. And then I sprinkled it with water to add some texture.
After that, I added splatters of the Pure White Ink Spray.
TIP! Adding splatters is a good idea in general. But they’re especially helpful if you need to level up a simpler card design.
Next, I wrapped some purple jute twine around the gradient panel and foam mounted it onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
Finally, I popped the sentiment onto the card.
I consider this floral card design a quick and easy one as it doesn’t take much time to emboss one stamp set. With the gradient cardstock, I made the card a bit more interesting than if it was just an embossed image. Here's another project example by Lydia.
Of course, this idea works not just for gradient cardstock sets but also can be used to utilize those colored cardstock leftovers we all have saved in our “may need one day” stash.
Have a wonderful day!