Can you ever have enough neutral cardstock? I know I can’t! This month’s special features are white and ivory cardstock. I don’t use ivory cardstock often, however, I love the way it works with the green background and gold sentiment. For today’s card, I used an inked embossing folder to create this lovely background.
Make the Card
1. Apply ink to a smooth side of an embossing folder with a brayer. Place a piece of Basis Natural 80lb Cardstock to 4 1/4” x5 1/2” in the inked embossing folder and run through die cutting machine. This cardstock is thin so I needed a shim to get a deep impression. Set aside to dry.
2. Stamp small sentiment with gold ink on a scrap of Basis Natural 80lb Cardstock. Set aside to dry then cut it into a small strip.
3. Die cut the large sentiment from Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock.
4. Cut the embossed panel to 4” x 5 1/4”. This is the perfect time to even things out where they may need them. Add to a Basis White A2 Folded Blank Note Card with foam tape.
5. Add the large sentiment with tiny pieces of thin foam squares and the small strip with slightly thicker foam tape.
6. Add gold Nuvo drops to the card front.
There’s something enjoyable about using a basic color of cardstock. It takes away a lot of searching for the right color when you can just make it yourself. I love that using the Basis Natural 80lb Cardstock gave a different but softer appearance while white would have had a stronger contrast.
The Basis Natural 80lb Cardstock has a bit of texture that really came through in the inking and embossing. Also, it held up so nicely to the embossing folder. There was no tearing and the paper has a great impression.
Be sure to head over to the Monthly Special section of the CutCardStock website to see all the great white and ivory cardstock on sale this month. Don’t forget to share what you create with us!