I am loving stamping on Cork Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up!. The cork paper gives a lovely soft delicate texture to your card and something that is quite unique! The Cork paper comes as two 12×12 sheets. Plenty of card fronts or smaller die cuts to last you a long time.
Our Stampin’ Up! inks work well on the cork. For my card I stamped the image from Garden Wishes using Early Espresso ink. As you can see from the close up above, some of the cork areas are shiny like embossing. What that means is unless you use a Staz- On ink that adheres to almost every surface, our water based inks will not stamp on those shiny areas. This card was my first time stamping on cork so knowing what I know now I would look carefully at the area where I plan to stamp to see if there will be a gap created in the image. I don’t mind the gap in the dandelion it adds to the earthiness feel of the card.
To keep the earthy tone I chose complimentary card colours for the card base, Sahara Sand, then Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the mats. The vertical birthday greeting is a necessity I think in your stamp collection. This stamp is part of the Celebrate with Flowers set. To finish the card I added Bumblebee Trinkets and Early Espresso Faux Suede ribbon with a bow of Simply Elegant Trim.
I have more cards to share with you in coming posts that use the Cork Specialty Papers in different ways, so make sure you visit again in the next few days.
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