I recently got the chance to play with several different types of papers from Astrobrights. Astrobrights is just that, bright and bold for a great pop of color on any paper crafting project. It comes in 23 different colors and in a variety products from 24 lb writing paper, 65 lb cardstock, envelopes, poster board, note cubes and more!
Before I get to my projects I wanted to let you know about a couple of promotions Astrobrights is currently running on Facebook:
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I absolutely loved the pretty Pearlescent paper, it’s a 28 lb weight making it perfect for layering without a lot of bulk. It has a really lovely shimmer to it. I thought it would be perfect for an underwater mermaid card. I stamped and then paper pieced the mermaid’s tail and her seal friend in the Pearlescent paper, I also used it for the blue and purple background layers. The paper stamped really nicely. I’m not sure the camera can pick up just how shiny and shimmery these papers really are.
For my next card I used the Astrobrights 64 lb. cardstock, it’s a great weight for cardstock bases and general stamping, it took ink really well, no bleeding to the backside and it cuts out nicely too. These bright primary colors were perfect for a circus themed card. I again paper pieced my stamped images, there is no coloring on this card, it’s all cardstock.
For my last card I tried the Astrobrights 24 lb.Bright Colored paper and wanted to see how well it printed so I used a digital stamp image of a witch. It printed beautifully, this paper is perfect for use with digi stamps! I printed her out several times in different colors, cutting out the separate colors and paper pieced her together, adding some shading with colored pencils. Her green skin is more of the Pearlescent paper. The card base is more of the cardstock.
For my last project I used some of the Print and Stick paper, it’s a 8 1/2 x 11 sticker sheets which can be printed on the computer or stamped on. I stamped a cute jar label of picked toads (olives ) perfect for a Halloween party. I see load of possibilities with this great sticker paper from gift tags, canned good label, book labels and much more!
Astrobrights products are available for purchase at Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Target and Michaels!
By Heather Holbrook
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