Gradient Sponged Background

Gradient Sponged Background

Well… I had lost my crafty mojo. To get it back, I decided to dive in and make a lot of different cards using the same technique, Gradient Sponged Background and embossing folders and it worked! 

I don’t normally make a lot of cards at once but  I got carried away. It was kinda of my “healing” from a long struggle of not creating much. I feel so much better! I hope these cards show you that you can take products you have and put them to good use to make a bunch of cards… all with a simple card design.

I have details on what products I used on each card below. On all of my cards I used the super-cool Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

OK, here the colours I used on each card:


Love Card:  Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry

Gradient sponged Background

Congrats Card: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Gradient sponged Background

Happy Card: Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo

Gradient sponged Background

Hello Card: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo

Gradient sponged Background

Tricks & Tips

  • Use washi tape or painters tape to get the nice even border around your project
  • If your tape is too sticky wipe your embossing buddy over it to make it less tacky
  • Start sponging off the cardstock and gradually apply colour in a circular motion

View the video below, to see how easy it is to use this technique.


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

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