Want to know the best cardstock for Stampin Blends markers? You’ve come to the right place!
I’ll share what to do – and NOT do – to get fab results. And you’ve got to admit, this project is ah-DOR-able!
And the super great thing about this card? I only used three main colours of blends, two neutrals really with a green and pink tone. Super simple!
What Not to Do with Stampin Blends Markers
I was so excited to get my Stampin’ Blends when they came out Fall 2017. But I had just fallen off the turnip truck when it came to alcohol markers.
I really didn’t know very much and the VERY first paper I stamped on was watercolour paper. Sooooo not correct 😬. Look what happened!
Yikes! Who wants a card like that??
But after that rather disappointing introduction, I didn’t throw down the marker in disgust. I didn’t call Stampin’ Up! to say I got defective product. Instead I turned to Google.
But I had to look in several areas to before I started to wrap my head around how these alcohol markers are different. But why they are so worth the effort. And I had to play so I could start to get much more improved results like this.
I’ve already given you some tips and tricks for ink and beginner colouring you can check out here and here. So I thought I would share some of what I learned about cardstock too in one nice convenient spot.
Best Cardstock for Stampin Blends Markers
My favourite paper – and the one recommended by Stampin’ Up! – is Thick Whisper White cardstock. Why?
- It’s thicker so your bleed through is a little less,
- You just get a much crisper image and,
- The colours remain true.
I have tried a few others and these are my other faves:
- Shimmery White like on this magnolia card
- Crumb Cake like I used for my fall Come to Gather greeting
- Thick Very Vanilla for this fun friend tag
And don’t rule out specialty papers. You can get some neat looks with vellum and designer papers. Ones I would NOT recommend at all? Any Foil Sheet colours. The alcohol removes the colour! And the ink smears.
So why not watercolour paper?
Let me show you the difference for this stamped and coloured image to see the difference.
Here’s what I noticed.
- colours less pure, almost a muddy look
- blurry lines (not quite as bad as my old truck, but still not great)
- not as good colour blending
Another Sneak Peek You will LOVE!
Our black dimensionals are new and coming to you in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. (doing the happy dance!) Look at my design from the side to see the difference.
They practically disappear with dark and black papers! Plus, it’s a package containing two sheet of minis and two sheets of regular sized ones for all your crafting needs. Awesome!
Over to You!
Stampin’ Blends are here to stay. And they are wonderful. I pull mine out regularly for quick and professional looking colouring. Get yours by clicking on the images below. Or see all the colour choices right here.The Best Cardstock for Stampin Blends Markers
I Appreciate Your Stopping By
I always love when you can take a few minutes out of your day and follow along with my designs. I really do create with YOU in mind! I sure hope you gather a neat trick or tip from each post to become a tool for your own crafting.
I’d love to hear some of your first efforts with your Blends – were they are disappointing as mine 🤪? Drop me a line anytime at [email protected] and let me know if you discovered the best cardstock to use with Stampin Blends markers too!