You may have noticed that I’ve been using Prism Prismatic cardstock for my designing lately. Prism Papers sent me a gorgeous huge block of their cardstock last December and I’ve been hooked ever since. An incredibly large palette of beautiful colors, I love how Prism has their color line organized. Each color has three variations to it. Take for instance, the Spring Willow colors….there are three variations of it. Spring Willow Light, Spring Willow Medium and Spring Willow Dark. I love how easy it is to match up and coordinate. The concept this cardstock line is developed around is that you should be able to put together color combos by combining any of the colors. They are all designed to work well together. Here’s a photo of how the RAzzleberry Light, Medium and Dark work together.
Prism Prismatics cardstock is a high quality cardstock in a wonderful weight. Strong enough to hold up for card-making but light enough to fold easily and not bulk up the design too much. One of the unique features of this cardstock is its texture. One side of the cardstock is smooth and beautiful for stamping on, the other side is a beautiful texture. You can still stamp on this lightly textured side if you want a textured look to your image.
The Prism Prismatics line features 113 gorgeous colors…I’m loving the selection! It makes it so easy to match up with patterned paper when you have a large number to choose from. Each color is designed to work with the other colors in the line. Prism carries their cardstock in two sizes for ease of use, depending on your needs….8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12″. I love their great swatchbook for choosing my color combo and for keeping me organized. Prism cardstock is great for embossing, stamping on, using to mat and layer. It also tears well, scores well and is easy to adhere.
Simply Smooth White and Natural Smooth cardstocks by Prism are my favorite go -to’s for stamping on. I love using my Adirondack ink pads but found some white cardstocks didn’t absorb them well enough to dry quickly. I never have this problem with these smooth cardstock. The surface is just so smooth and perfect…I love working with it. Lisa Strahl worked with Prism extensively to find the perfect white cardstock…you’ll love it!
Another Prism cardstock I really like it their Cardstock Vellum. Thick and stiff for making vellum cards and a great weight for embossing or heat embossing in a beautiful clean white.
Where to buy:
- Cornish Heritage Farms – Prism has paired up with Cornish Heritage Farms to package their cardstock in a fabulous new way. You can now purchase 8.5 x 11 multipacks. Each package contains 15 sheets, 5 of each variation of the color. I love how convenient this is!
- Scrapbooker’s Haven sells Prism cardstock in single sheets of the 12×12 size…perfect for scrapbook layouts
Not too long ago I had myself a nice cardstock shopping spree. 🙂 Now most of it is still packaged until my craft room (still on hold, thanks for asking 😉 ) is completed. How’s this for a nice variety?! Prism cardstock is a great, reasonable price and I love how I can order it on-line, whenever I wish and not wait for demonstrator to put in an order. Obviously not the best storage solution but its what I’ve got until my cardstock storage shelves are built.
Some of my Favorite Prism colors…my must-haves 🙂
- Simply Smooth White
- Natural Smooth
- Suede Brown Dark
- Blush Red Dark
- Iced Teal
- Spring Willow Light
- Intense Pink
- Baby Blue Light
You can check out the entire line of colors here.
Here’s a card using some of those favorite go-to colors.
I put this card together Friday night…just wanted a quick little design to have some fun! These papers and felt were already on my desk and I thought this hodgepodge of different products just might work together. My kraft layer is stamped with my Vintage Ledger Scrapblock™ and the felt heart with the Spanish Script Backgrounder.
Take care and have a wonderful Sunday!