Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crafty Secrets + Cardstock = Designer Paper Bliss

Have you ever pulled paper upon paper out of your stash and just couldn't seem to find that "fit"? I was in that rut tonight! I had the perfect base cardstock layer - but it just needed a little kick!

Enter Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner acrylic stamps! By choosing an ink in a slightly darker pink to coordinate with the cardstock I chose, Iwas quickly able to add a subtle pattern to make the paper pop. After the images were stamped, I spritzed the cardstock with a transparent glimmer mist and white acrylic paint to give rustic paint splatter. While your newly created paper is drying, make sure you flatten it out with a large book or it will wrinkle. If there are wrinkle marks, you can use a dry iron to re-flatten the paper. And there you have it! Your own paper in less than 5 min. (well not including drying time - lol!)

Now that I have the perfect base paper - my life can continue :o) Here is my "planned pile" of goodies that will turn into an adorable girly layout....until then....enjoy!


  1. Should that be cardstock? :) Gorgeous project. TFS!

  2. Cherie - LOL!! Yes it should! I was so sleepy last night I didn't catch it! Thank you!!