CardstockSeptember 21, 2010 5:53 am Cardmaking, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, Techniques and Mediums
By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Kim, from the Blog “Paper Hugs”.
Cardstock was the first product that I fell in love with when I started paper crafting. While serving on a couple of cardstock design teams in the past, I was required to create several “cardstock” only projects each month. I found it to be challenging but so much fun! They make the perfect card base and layout background.
Core’dinations cardstock is one paper that I find to be so innovative! Some collections have texture on one side and are smooth on the other. When you sand it, it reveals a unique core color…it’s so cool! I LOVE the embossed cardstock papers (and rich colors) by Bazzill and I adore the linen texture of the Die Cuts with a View cardstock stacks.
Doesn’t the blue texture cardstock look like denim?
1. To create a paper pocket, cut the paper down to approx. 3″ x 3″
2. Use a trimmer to make a mark at the half way point.
3. Draw a pencil line about 1 inch from the end
4. Cut a triangle from both ends
I embossed only one side of the bottom cardstock for added interest.
Gently sand the cardstock edge and over the embossed surface. Gently wipe away excess sanding powder to reveal a distressed look. To make the card above, I glued the pocket on the larger piece of embossed cardstock. Then I added a Bazill paper flower, a button and a “Thanks” rub-on.
I hope that you are inspired to give card stock another look!