Have you had a chance to try out this fun paper yet? The Shades of Designer Cardstock has a really nice feel and is lightly textured on both sides. One side has a hatch texture and the other side has vertical ‘lines’ of texture.
The Designer Cardstock has a white core. I’ll admit it…I used to run away when I saw cardstock with a white core. I LOVED CMs solid cardstock & was happy and content to use only that. Turns out I was missing out on something pretty neat!! I still love my solid cardstock – this is not a substitute for that it’s just another item in my crafty toolbox. (CM is working hard to find a source up to their standards for solid core cardstock. You know I’ll let you know when that happens!) This paper is very versatile! You can get a different looks with just a bit of work.
The textured pattern is highlighted with just a few swipes of sandpaper.
A little more effort and you get more of a worn look.
For the layout below, I lightly distressed an entire piece of paper from the Shades of Red Paper Pack to use for the background. I went a little heavier on the edges to give it a thin white border. Paper from the Shades of Green Paper Pack was used at the bottom of the page. I roughed up an area to make the background lighter where I wrote my title. I used the same colored green paper and the Two-Way Corner Rounder to make the tab on the left side of the layout. The yellow dotted paper and the paper used to make the arrow are both from the Primary Paper Pack.
What fun techniques have you tried using our fun textured papers?
– Blog post contributed by CM Advisor Lisa Graham