Monday, August 23, 2010

The Perfect Cardstock

Are you looking for the perfect base for an elegant card? Although we've had this product in for awhile, the more I use it, the more I love it. The textures include linen, and a heavier texture, all with a beautiful shimmer finish. The linen comes in white, off-white, and gold. A nice weight at 84lb. The textured comes in white and off-white and it's a bit heavier at 105lb. All of these sell for $0.75 a sheet at 81/2" x 11". To complement this cover stock we also carry a liner paper to match in white or off-white with the shimmer finish. These sell for $0.50 each at 81/2" x 11".

The embossing background used for Claudette's card is "Daisies" from Crafts-Too as well as a flourish border from the Cuttlebug Organic set.

The Organic flourish was also used on the inside paper liner.

The liner paper is much easier to punch through or emboss. On this card we've used Martha Stewart's Doily Lace border punch and Tim Holtz's Regal flourish embossing folder. We've also used Martha Stewart's water lilly punch to punch the flowers from the liner paper and used Brilliance sky blue ink to colour them and the panel behind Stamp Barn's Happy Anniversary. We finished the flower centers with another small flower punched from the liner paper and pearls.

These strips of bling are from Kaisercraft. A nice inexpensive way to jazz up your cards. There are 7 colours choices in the rhinestone strips and 6 choices in the pearl. These self-adhesive gems sell for $2.79 a package. There are some unusual colour offerings. I love the brown and caramel pearls as well as the amber / jet rhinestones.

Have fun embellishing, see you next week.

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