Cardstock, cardstock, who’s got the cardstock? Discount Cardstock, that’s who, and we are super excited and honored to be guest blogging here on the Creating Keepsakes blog today! We love scrapbooking with cardstock, and today we’re sharing a fun scrapbooking project that shows you don’t always have to use designer papers in your scrapbook layouts.
Kurt’s Camaro by Trudy Sjolander for Discount Cardstock. Supplies: Cardstock: Discount Cardstock; Stamp: Stampers Anonymous; Ink and paint: Ranger Industries; Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon; Glitter: Art Glitter; Chipboard: Want2Scrap; Embossing folder: Provo Craft; Adhesive: Diamond Glaze and Scor-Pal; Other: pen.
With the vast assortment of cardstock colors, textures, and weights available at Discount Cardstock, you are sure to always find exactly what you need to perfectly match or complement any photo. By pulling colors from your photos and adding multiple mats, you can carry the color theme across the entire piece.
We can’t forget the chrome on the car. I used Silver Mirri to represent it and added some extra dimension by embossing it with a diamond plate pattern.
Two of the corners have some torn pieces of Intense Kiwi Prismatic 70# which draws out the color of the leaves. Some stamping, wall patch fabric, and acrylic paint splatters add texture and interest. I should also mention that I chose a very heavyweight cardstock (130# 12×12 Brilliant White) for the base because it holds up quite nicely to all of my mixed media embellishing.
I added some glittered chipboard letters for the title, some simple handwritten journaling, and a few doodles around the edges, and then finished it off with a piece of ribbon that looks a little like the white stripe markings on a road.
Without using a even scrap of patterned paper, I created a layout that’s anything but plain. For more ideas on making the most of scrapbooking with cardstock, visit our Discount Cardstock design team blog and have a look around. Swing by DiscountCardstock.com today and get $10.00 off order of $75.00 or more by using this coupon code:
Thank you to Creating Keepsakes for inviting us to post and to the readers who dropped by today!
DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide a wide variety of quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival-quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, mulberry, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify ink jet art paper and cards specially coated and developed for use by professional artists, card makers and paper crafters.
P.S. Today we waved goodbye to Creating Keepsakes editors Jennafer Martin, Lara Penrod, and Natalie McConnell, who are off to Chicago to attend the summer 2012 CHA (Craft and Hobby Assocation) tradeshow. Watch the CK Facebook page all this week for updates on the latest scrapbooking products being showcased there. And stay tuned right here, because on July 31 we’ll have them give us a report on their favorite picks from the show!