The difference a coloured card base makes…

Hello lovelies,

If you’ve seen much of my Instagram you’ll know that I absolutely adore the Friendship Blooms set by Hero Arts x Gina K, for several reasons; firstly it is gorgeous, secondly it is so large that it fills a card so easily that creating with it has become effortless.

Today I wanted to share 2 cards which both use this set but show the big difference that a coloured card base can make.


I embossed the image onto Gold Pearl card stock in Gold & Metalline Purple powders. After I’d trimmed both panels down I added them onto a card base, 1 white & 1 black. I added matching embossed sentiments and that was all I needed to do.

I don’t use coloured card bases very often; I’m a sucker for a classic white or Kraft but I saw these black ones online and I really wanted to try them. I think they actually look really quite elegant, especially with the Gold Pearl panel. I did add a white panel onto the inside so that there is a place to write a personal message though.


Which one do you prefer?


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  • Crafter’s companion Centura Pearl cardstock – Gold
  • Craft UK C6 card blanks & envelopes – white & black
  • Gina K x Hero Arts – Friendship Blooms stamp set
  • Versamark ink pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder-       
    • Rich Pale Gold       
    • Metalline Himalayan Musk     
    • White superfine       
    • Black
  • Unbranded double sided adhesive tape
  • WOW! Double speed heat gun

4 thoughts on “The difference a coloured card base makes…

    1. Thank you so much 🥰 I can’t take too much credit though because this stamp is so gorgeous it doesn’t need much input 🙈😂
      I do love the simplicity of just embossing it without colouring it in 💗

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