Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Textured is Tops
I have always been a big fan of textured cardstock. It just adds that extra touch and, well, texture. Bazzill used to be the only textured cardstock brand around my town before the scrapbook stores closed and believe me, I stocked up every chance I could. Thankfully Close To My Heart carries textured cardstock and like all of their cardstock, it has a white core. This is a huge plus when creating with textured cardstock! You'll see what I mean in the examples below.
But first I had to share with you the super benefit of purchasing textured cardstock from CTMH this month. All through February, when you purchase a textured cardstock combo, you'll not only get an additional pack for FREE, but CTMH will donate $2 for each combo purchase to Operation Smile's Hearts for Haiti relief campaign. You can read all about Operation Smile's efforts at the link to the right. And if you'd like to take advantage of this offer, just click on my shopping link to the right when you're ready. You can view our Idea Books online quickly and easily.
What could be better than purchasing something you love, getting even more of it for FREE, and helping others in need at the same time? (I can think of nothing at the moment.)
Check out these samples of projects utilizing textured cardstock...
Outdoor Denim cardstock sanded and distressed on the edges adds a blue jeans effect.
The card base is Bamboo textured cardstock along with the top circle. The lower circle is Desert Sand textured. It takes stamping nicely and gives a special feel to a card.
Bamboo and Desert Sand cardstock again in this card. I sponge daubed some ink across the textured pattern for a distressed look.
This Desert Sand again. Punched borders are all the rage on every card I see these days. Why not use textured cardstock and sand it a little to make it really unique?
Here I used White Daisy textured cardstock and actually printed my photo directly on it. It gives it a canvas look, doesn't it? I went back in with chalks for a background treatment.
Before stamping my scrapbook title onto this page, I sanded the surface where the title would go first, to give more emphasis.
There are several different colors of textured cardstock in this scrapbook page. By inking edges, the textured pattern really pops for a dramatic effect. If you still aren't convinced that Textured is Tops, I suggest comparing a card made with regular cardstock next to the same card made with textured cardstock. Then get back to me.