Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday with Glossy Cardstock

Happy Friday to you!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using Glossy Cardstock! I shared a little bit about Glossy Cardstock in yesterday's post.
Glossy Carstock is basically white cardstock with a glossy layer on one side. It looks like photo paper that you print photos on, but it is NOT the same. (Trust me I've tried lol)
One of my favorite things to do is use sandpaper to give it texture! It might be difficult for you to scratch up that pretty glossy shine, but it's so much fun! It's kind of like being the first one out in a yard of freshly fallen snow! ;)
Here is a close up pic of the glossy cardstock.
I'm going to give you the directions for making the patterned glossy cardstock. If you have any questions about anything else on the card just send me an email at or comment below.
- Glossy Cardstock
- Sandpaper (I used fine grit)
- Fine Flourish Stamp (Or any background stamp)
- Array of Sunshine Stamp Set
- Ink in River Rock, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive
- Scrap Paper to stamp off on
- Stamp-a-ma-Jig
- Sponge

1. Take your Fine Flourish stamp (or any background stamp) and stamp all over your glossy cardstock using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line it up perfectly.
2. Take your sandpaper and sand in straight motions from top to bottom, and flip the cardstock and sand again from top to bottom. Sanding vertically and then horizontally will give the cardstock a fine linen texture.
3. Take your sponge and sponge the River Rock ink lightly around the edges of the cardstock and into the middle. The sanded areas will take the ink differently than the non-sanded areas and the cardstock will look like burlap.
4. Take the largest flower stamp and ink it with the Baja Breeze ink. Take your sponge and pick up some of the Certainly Celery ink. Ink into the middle of the flower and around the sides. Huff on the stamp the remoisten the ink and stamp onto the glossy carstock. Repeat and stamp again.
5. Ink the largest flower again with the Perfect Plum ink and sponge the stamp as you did with the Certainly Celery in step 4. Stamp onto the glossy cardstock.
6. Ink the large leaf stamp with the Old Olive ink, stamp off on a scrap piece of paper to mute the green, and stamp the leaf onto the glossy cardstock. Repeat and stamp two more times.
7. Ink the rose with the Calypso Coral ink, stamp 0off on a piece of scrap paper to mute the color, and stamp onto the glossy cardstock. Repeat and stamp two more times.
8. Take the smaller leaf stamp and ink with the Perfect Plum ink. Stamp onto the glossy cardstock.
9. Use your sponge inked with the River Rock ink and ink around the edges again and into the middle.

I just LOVE the look of distressed glossy cardstock! It's so pretty and vintage!
Like I said if you have any questions about measurements or anything else on this card please let me know! You can comment below or send me an email at!
To order any of the supplies mentioned above you can contact your Stampin Up demonstrator or go HERE to shop online.
My next card share will be another glossy cardstock card! Fun fun!
Enjoy your Friday!

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous card!! I just found your blog and love your work. Thanks for sharing!