Create Quick and Easy Layered Florals with Gradient Cardstock

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle Short here with my series Terrific Tags with Michelle.

Today, I am creating quick and easy layered florals using Gradient Cardstock. I love adding ink blending to Craft-A-Flower sets, but using Gradient Cardstock is so quick and easy that projects are a breeze to put together!

layered florals with gradient cardstock

Gradient Cardstock Flowers & Leaves

I started off my projects today by creating the tag. I took the Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set and die cut the layers from Gradient Cardstock Sets. I used Cherry Blossom for most of the layers, as well as the darkest color (Cosmic Berry) from the Rose Petal Set. I used Green Meadows for the leaves.

These Gradient Cardstock Sets are great because the color matching is already done for you. No need to worry if the shades will go together or not!

I adhered the layers for both the flower and leaves using the 2-in-1 Precision Glue Pen.

layered florals with gradient cardstock

Creating the Tag

I die cut a tag using the Terrific Tags Die Set from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I adhered the leaves on top with Glue Tape (making sure to only add adhesive to the bottom of the leaves as the rest overhang the tag). I then adhered the flower on top with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I stamped the sentiment from Strawberry Stamp Set onto black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the tag with glue.

TOP TIP: Add strips of cardstock behind sentiments to add dimension without adding bulk.

layered florals with gradient cardstock

For extra stability and to make the back of the tag look neat, I adhered another tag back to back. I added twine through the top of the tag and tied it in a bow. To embellish, I added a few Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots.

layered florals with gradient cardstock

Adding the Tag to a Card

Although I like the tag as a standalone tag, I thought it would look really pretty added to a card too.

I took an A2 white card base (made from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock) and placed the front panel onto the Crafter's Essential Scoring Board. Using the Crafter's Essential Bone Folder, I scored lines on it. I placed them at random intervals to create more interest.

TOP TIP: This is a great way to add subtle detail to a clean and simple card. It is not too distracting but adds that extra touch!

layered florals with gradient cardstock

To enhance the scoring lines, I added ink blending to the bottom half of the card using a Large Ink Blending Tool and Pinkalicious Crips Dye Ink. This ink matches the Gradient Cardstock colors perfectly! I decided to add the tag to the left-hand side with one of the leaves overhanging (with Glue Tape), so I cut 1/4″ off of the side so that the card still fits in a standard-sized envelope.

I hope this has inspired you to get the Gradient Cardstock out and start die-cutting florals! You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used

part a glitz art craft co ltd dies craft a flower carolina allspice layering die set
Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice…
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part a glitz art craft co ltd dies terrific tags die set 29564184625209
Terrific Tags Die Set
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photocentric clear stamps strawberry stamp set 29327593111609
Altenew Strawberry Stamp Set
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stewart superior inks embossing ink 29328124444729
Embossing Ink
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stewart superior embossing powder pure white crisp embossing powder 29327626534969
Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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stewart superior inks pinkalicious crisp dye ink
Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew tools ink blending tool large
Ink Blending Tool – Large
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chinesecrafts embellishments cherry blossom enamel dots
Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set rose petal
Gradient Cardstock Set – Rose Petal
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set cherry blossom
Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set green meadows
Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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announcement converters cardstock classic crest solar white cardstock 25 sheets set 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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part a glitz art craft co ltd tools crafter s essential scoring board 30167356899385
Crafter's Essential Scoring Board
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whitewood tools mini blossom die cutting machine
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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ma international tools crafter s essential bone folder
Crafter's Essential Bone Folder
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cks stationery adhesives 2 in 1 precision glue pen 29336021434425
2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen
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kingzom adhesive tape co ltd adhesives instant dimension foam tape 30201167544377
Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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scikio inter l enterprise co ltd tools crafter s essential micro tip tweezers
Crafter's Essential Micro-Tip Tweezers
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Maureen R August 7, 2022 - 2:26 PM

Really Beautiful card!!!

JM August 10, 2022 - 7:02 AM

Card is really awesome!!


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