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I finally got my hands on some Altenew Gradient Cardstock! So, today, I’m sharing three ways to get your gradient cardstock on…your cards! All the details for these cards are in this short card making video tutorial.
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Paint Chip Card
The first thing I thought of when I fanned out the gradient cardstock was a paint chip from your local Sherwin-Williams or the like. This card is quick and easy and makes a statement.
I cut a 1 1/16-inch strip of each shade of Sea Shore gradient cardstock. I lined them up in a Mini MISTI and stamped Floral Vine in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Then to add a bit of interest, I tore the outer edges of the cardstock strips.
Flower Vine Stamp Set includes some of my favorite sentiments. They’re all tiny like the one you see above. Leave the in one strip, stack them as I’ve done here, or use them as sub-sentiments with larger stamps or dies.
3D Layer Dies
Surely one of the first uses of gradient cardstock that comes to mind is 3D layer dies. If you feel they look a little naked on their own, add extra dimension with Artist Markers and ink smooshing.
I used Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set, one of my all-time faves, for these three vibrant blooms. As you can see, the top flower and leaves are naked (no added color), the bottom left is colored with Artist Markers, and the bottom right has subtle ink smooshing.
Summer Afternoon & Green Meadows
ARTIST MARKERS & CRISP DYE INKS
Summer Afternoon & Just Green (ink only)
In addition to the gradient cardstock, I also picked up the Black & White Essentials 6×6 Paper Pack. People, I can’t believe I didn’t have this already given how much I love designing with black. Insert forehead slap!
Use Your Leftovers
If you follow me you know, I don’t like to leave leftovers hanging around my craft room. I’ve got to eat those up right away. So whenever I use pattern paper, I typically make a twofer.
You know I wasn’t going to waste these awesome black and white stripes! I cut a couple of colored strips from Sweet Leaf and Emerald cardstock from Green Meadows and Sea Shore Gradient Cardstocks respectively.
The Halftone Circle sentiment is stamped on Sweet Leaf Gradient Cardstock and cut with the coordinating die set. The lovely flower and leaf cluster you see is a sneak peek that will be released soon. Hang tight for a video on that one. That precious leftover was sitting on my desk and was perfect to finish off this card.
MORE 3D LAYER DIES
Did you miss my 3D Layer Die Hacks post and video? There are lots of great tips for adding extra dimension to your die-cuts.
Watch it here and share it with friends.
That’s a wrap on the projects, but there is a lot more crafty info to share so make your way down the page for prizes, special offers, linky party info, and supplies.
Let me know your favorite way to use Gradient Cardstock in the comments below. It’s not required to enter the giveaway, I’m just interested in how you’re using it. Thanks for stopping by everyone and hugs to all our heroesx and those who have suffered and need our support during this challenging time.
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