We have had a delivery today from Pion , there papers are always so pretty. 2 image sheets have arrived and the one with the Pretty Ladies holding Bouquets has tinted images. Whilst the Christmas themed one is just sepia.
Also in the delivery was some of the 12x12 double sided patterned papers from the Silent Night range , again very pretty. Just hope its not to early to talk about Christmas yet !!!
So don't forget to keep popping back to see what we are making , i'm off to make some Christmas tags with some of this lot.
Currently available in 8 colours it has a very similar texture/finish to kraft card, but in colour rather than the natural buff shade. And for my project today I chose the 'French Mustard' option:
For some reason this shade puts me in mind of school exercise books and has a nice nostalgic feel to it! And, while it is definitely a mustard-y shade - I find it almost as versatile as a 'neutral'.
And by cutting down two sheets of the 12x12 I created the covers for this mini-album:
[p.s: you can find the lovely bright blue 'sunburst' design patterned paper I've used on the cover here]
Now, here's where I need to find a way to show you just how suitable this heavyweight card is for album covers!
Here's a close-up of the card edge-on - I think you should just be able to see how thick it is form this:
Another bonus is that it doesn't bend or buckle - which will come in useful as my album fills-up.
And here's a shot from above, showing how the album can stand up alone as the covers are that strong:
It really is a useful weight of card to have on the shelf for future projects [I've got a new album project in mind and am going to treat myself to the 'French Navy' colour-way for that one] and here's a few more ideas which may help you judge the kind of card it is ....
It's not the kind of card I'd use for:
scrapbook pages or card making - it's far too thick for this
die-cutting - unless I was using the Bigz style heavyweight dies in which case it would be perfect!!
But it's amazing for:
3d constructions/ boxes / shrines /
a base for wall-art / collage / mixed media work
... really, it's ideal for projects where you might usually turn to chipboard except it's:
much more colourful;
much smoother and
more dense than a lot of chipboard [it doesn't get that 'fluffy' edge chipboard tend to get when you cut some chipboards].
I hope I've managed to convey something of the quality and versatility of this fab 12x12 recycled cardstock - it was the next best thing to some sort of futuristic 'touch-o-vision' I could manage for you!
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