I just can't get enough of kraft product. It's a good thing it's so popular with paper crafting manufacturers as there is always good supply for me to have on hand.
When you first look at Kraft, well, it's pretty humble. Just a plain neutral, greyish brown color. One might think it even boring. Perhaps the beauty of Kraft lies within it's simplicity. Kraft is classic. Kraft goes with almost everything and with almost every style. How can you resist something so versatile?
Today I have two Kraft-based cards to share with you. I hope you enjoy the Krafty-inspiration.
My first card is very simple and elegant. Yes, Kraft looks great in it's very simple form and while we often think of Kraft with a vintage or home-spun look, it can be very elegant as well.
This card is made from a recent cardstock addition to the Ellen Hutson shop. It's called Desert Storm by Neenah and while it isn't labeled Kraft, it is my new favorite Kraft cardstock to use. I've been looking for a good source for Kraft and I love how beautiful and strong the Desert Storm is.
Ever think of heat embossing Kraft cardstock? Stamping it with Versamark Ink and embossing it with clear embossing powder gives a beautiful and elegant look.
Lately I've been excited to find lots of Kraft patterned paper on the market. Ellen carries a few different manufacturers of it but I narrowed it down to this kraft paper pad from My Mind's Eye to create with.
One of my favorite styles to use Kraft on is a vintage or shabby style look. This card is soft and subtle with a tone on tone look and some small white accents for highlights.
Kraft cardstock looks great with ink sponged on the edges. Because it is a midtone color you can use a white pigment ink or a nice soft brown distress ink. For this card I've used a white pigment ink on all the Kraft edges.
Many chipboards also coordinate perfectly with Kraft. For this card I've layered many different Kraft products together along with the laser-cut chipboard bird. Inking the edges defines the layers and adding lots of texture keeps the design interesting.
If you're looking for Kraft products, you'll find the ones I've used linked below. The search function also works really well in the Ellen Hutson on-line store when you are looking for something specific. Simply type Kraft in the search box at the top left corner on the store site.
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! Happy "Krafting"!