Giving plain ‘ole cardstock a new look was the objective for this project. Here is what the paper looked like when I started….
As you can see it is nothing fancy. But after a little TLC, it became a beautiful, delicate background paper.
I cut part of the paper into strips using my Tonic papertrimmer. (Set aside the remainder of the paper to be used in a later step) Once the strips were cut, I laid them side-by-side and sprayed them, using the mini mister, with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. Once the strips were wet and shimmery, I crumpled them up and then reopened them allowing them to dry. Once dry, they were stitched to the piece of cardstock that was set aside earlier, using black thread and a sewing machine. Each strip was stitched down the center allowing the edges of each strip to have a “mind of it’s own.” Allowing the paper strips to create their own “edgey” shape made the texture element just pop.
Isn’t this a beautiful alteration to a plain piece of cardstock? The white core gave the edges some nice subtle color. This simple technique will allow any color of cardstock to experience new life. Give it a try! In the next post, I will share with you how I put this paper to great use. So check back!