Friday, August 13, 2021

Cardstock Christmas

For the next prompt, we're asking you to step away from the designer patterned paper … yes, put it away … none allowed … not even a scrap … because the next prompt is to create a card using only CARDSTOCK. 

You can tear it, ink it, stamp it, spray it, emboss it … but stick to only cardstock for your holiday card design.

Here's how we used our cardstock this week:

Stephanie says, "When I thought of cardstock ideas, my memories took me back to the first innovative cardstock product I remembered - Core'dinations and the magic of embossing it. I made some card samples for them way way way back in the day, so I knew somewhere I still had quite a stash of their paper.  I chose the blue cardstock and embossed it with the Echo Park Mini Triangles embossing folder that reminded me of tiny Christmas Trees and then got out my nail file and sanded away to reveal the light blue Core'dinations core.  Next I sprayed the cardstock with shimmer spray and splattered with white acrylic ink to bring in a snowy effect.  I die cut my STAMPlorations Sentiment from the same blue cardstock, but the contrast didn't work ... I tried a lighter blue, which didn't seem to work either ... but when I combined the two to create a drop shadow ... Voila!.  After gluing them together, I added some more shimmer spray.  My choice of the blue color palette and clean & simple design was inspired by the Less is More Shades of Blue Challenge."

Lauren says, "Having been craft besties for so many years, Stephanie and I often embark in the same direction without conferring at all, and this is one of those times! I also immediately thought of both Core'dinations and sanding, so I used an ancient snowy e/f on some pale blue cardstock, then sanded it lightly to let the darker blue core show up better. I layered lots of torn cardstock pieces and diecut with one of my oldest xmas tree dies, and added a reindeer diecut from thin wood veneer. Glitter paper snow, Eyelet Outlet Pearl accents and an embossed dotted blue cardstock mat complete my texture-centric design."


 Link your cardstock creations right here, by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 25th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB-21-17.

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