Using Core'dinations Card Stock, an embossing folder, and a sanding block creates a soft background for your card. Core'dinations Card Stock can be purchased in all of the color families and gives your card a very different look.
My card base is Whisper White Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Gumball Green and then a piece of Primrose Petals Core'dinations Card Stock. I ran this piece through my Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and then sanded it to get the pattern to come through. You can get the look you want either by sanding just a little, or by taking off more of the paper and sanding a lot. It really depends on what look you are going for. I then punched a piece of Gumball Green Card Stock with my Blossom Punch and stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that was cut out with a Floral Frames Framelit.
To finish my card I added a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon.
The following were used:
Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Gumball Green #126840, Primrose Petals Core'dinations #129957 (2012-24 In Color Pack)
Ink: Primrose Petals #126858
Stamp Set: Love & Sympathy #128652 w or #122797 c
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917, Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Punch: Blossom #125603
Ribbon: Whisper White 5/8" Organza #114319