Have You Tried Thick Whisper White Card Stock?
Stampin’ Up!®’s regular Whisper White Card Stock (100730) is the same weight as the other card stock (80#), but it is milled to an ultrasmooth finish. This makes the card stock thinner and lighter in physical weight. Whisper White regular card stock takes the ink very well and is great for coloring or watercoloring, too. But it is a little flimsy for a card base.
Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272) takes care of that problem! This card stock is 100# and has a coarser finish, just like the other colors. The thickness makes it great for card bases, tags, even treat boxes! It also holds ink well, but it’s so great as a card base that I usually only stamp my Angel Policy stamp on it.
Unlike regular Whisper White Card Stock, Thick Whisper White Card Stock only comes in 8-1/2” x 11” size. This makes it economical for card-making, since you get two card bases from one sheet. (Maybe they’ll bring out 12” x 12” in the new Annual Catalog!).
I highly recommend scoring the fold line before trying to fold the card stock in half. The Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter and Scorer (126889) makes this really easy! I keep both my cutting blade and my scoring blade on the same Trimmer, as shown in my article, What’s the Best Tool for Scoring, so it’s a snap to score a card base. The Thick Whisper White Card Stock definitely benefits from score lines. Otherwise, you have a hard time getting the card stock to fold without puckers and wrinkles. I’ve taken to scoring all my card bases, Thick Whisper White Card Stock or any other color, and notice it’s made the job a snap! Of course, creasing with the Bone Folder (102300) is always necessary.
You can’t tell by looking that I used Thick Whisper White Card Stock for my card base in the photo, but let me tell you that the card front is heavy enough to overbalance if I’d used regular Whisper White. Thick Whisper White let the card hold its pose well!
Give Thick Whisper White Card Stock a try! It’s also great for treat boxes, like when you use the Baker’s Box (138279) or Cutie Pie (138273) Thinlits™ Dies. The card stock you have left over will make great tags or embellishments!
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