A Dozen Ways to Dress Up Cardstock
Creative Cardstock Ideas
Learn what techniques were applied to these cardstock squares.
Tear the edges for a scrappy look.
Sand white-core cardstock for a distressed and grungy look.
Heat-emboss stamped designs in your cardstock for a DIY background.
Fold and crease with a bone folder for crisp lines and designs on your cardstock.
Manipulate dampened strips into shapes and machine-stitch them into place.
Corrugate cardstock with a paper crimper for a manufactured-cardboard look.
Layer shapes punched from the same color cardstock for a subtle design.
Punch tiny holes for a Swiss-cheese effect. Lay the cardstock on a piece of another color to let pops of that color show through.
Brush on bleach to remove color for an artistic look.
Dry-emboss with an embossing plate for simple accents.
Use a texture plate and embossing tool for standout designs.
Dampen and crumple strips of cardstock. Then machine-stitch them together to make ruffles.