Friday, November 13, 2009

Focus: Cardstock

Happy Birthday card by Erika

5 Things I Learned this Week Working with Color (or White) Core Cardstock

1. Tearing paper is cool again. Not sure that it really lost coolness, but I had gotten bored with it. I like it again.

2. Crumple up the paper. Then lay it flat. Now lightly sand. Crumple and sand more to achieve desired effect.

3. Put chipboard letters behind the paper and sand. Instant title.

4. Turn to the back of your paper. Using a dull pencil or a scorer, “draw” a straight line. Turn the paper over and sand. Color revealed.

5. One more reason I need to get a Cuttlebug. Or at least some embossing folders.

Sarah Hodgkinson is a great source for ideas using this fun cardstock. Check out this mini album she made full of different techniques. Very cool.

I like this paper because you don’t necessarily have to have a fancy machine to make it your own. And since most of us have a paper addiction, it’s likely you have some in your stash. Let our designers inspire you. Enjoy your supplies!



Anonymous said...

I love that card, very unique!

Donna VW said...

I have enjoyed this week's focus - revisiting some forgotten techniques and learning some new ones - thanks!

Amy Heller said...

Very cute, Erika! And I love your inspiration of the mini book! One question - where did you get that fabulous clear dymo labeling tape?? Fab!

li-bee-ti said...

ooppss, something happened to Mr. linky... I just saw him and now he's gone..
well, still have the comment section to tell you that my card is here.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Great card and great tips!! Thanks :)

Leah said...

Hey I know that somewhere I saw that this was on here (to use white core cardstock) and as it turns out I had just done a technique using this.
Jus in case anyone wants to look! LOL! I really think this is a great thought, something we all have in our stash but could probably use more and use with different techniques!
And this is the CUTEST card, just love it!

katemeri said...

I have some white core cardstock that I've never used and I have a Cuttlebug. I have no brilliant ideas of my own so THANKS for the idea! You've inspired me!

Jenn said...

This has been a new experience for me and definitely one I will continue to use!! I even went to get the Coredinations paper to try more!! I'm so excited!