WOW #12: White Core Cardstock

09 Sep

I think during tough economic times that products that do double duty are especially handy. Todays’ “Work it out Wednesday” focuses on one of those very products: white core cardstock.

White core cardstock has a color on the outside, but the inside is white. That means that you can use the cardstock as is, or you can sand, distress, emboss, or deboss to reveal the white color inside the paper. How fun!!

For today’s project you will need: a white core cardstock, sand paper, an embossing template, and an embossing machine.


Step 1: Use embossing machine to emboss cardstock. (The cardstock will have a slightly distressed look after embossing.)


Step 2: Use medium grit sandpaper to sand the embossed image (press lightly to keep the embossed image).


Step 3: Dust off sanded paper.


Here’s the finished project:


(Supplies: Cardstock–Coredinations, Prism; Pattern paper–Chatterbox, Inc.; Embossing template–Quickutz; Embossing machine–Cuttlebug for Provo Craft; Pearls–Basic Grey; Punches–EK Success; Stamping ink–Stampin’ Up, Michael’s; Stamp–Cosmo Cricket; Felt Moon–Little Yellow Bicycle; Button–Basic Grey; Twine–craft supply; Ribbon–Pebbles, Inc.; Scallop scissors–Provo Craft; Border Punch–Fiskars)

There are even more options with papers that have other color centers, such as the lines found at Coredinations. They offer a chocolate center or a black center. So the possibilities are endless. You can visit their gallery hereDie Cuts with a View also offers entire stacks of white core cardstock for purchase.

If you have a project you’d like to share that centers around white core cardstock, we’d love to see it. Just post a comment in the section below with a link to your project.

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Thanks for the technique used on that beautiful card!