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?
Please be aware:
As part of my Design Team and Guest Design work I do often receive free products to use, but I only ever recommend products that I genuinely love.
Also, I know how incredibly lucky I am to have these opportunities, but you don’t always NEED the newest products or the ‘full set’, so please don’t feel that you need everything. I like to show a variety of brands and products; this way; this way there will be something for everybody to enjoy.
- 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
- Unbranded double sided adhesive tape
- WOW! Double speed heat gun