Hello there, a while back I mentioned that I was looking for an alternative cardstock to Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select white cardstock. I love the cardstock; it is thick, it works well with Copics (in my opinion) and great for stamping too. The only problem is the shipping cost from the US to the UK.
So I decided to go on the hunt for alternatives. I ended up trying out 16 different ones (including the PTI one) with various results. I would like to thank everyone who commented on my post that I put up on my Facebook page giving me suggestions for what to try out. I would also like to thank Maria, Stephanie and Carol for sending me some of their cardstocks to try - really kind of you ladies.
My main purpose was to find a cardstock that could 1. be used for card bases i.e. it had to be thick enough 2. that it was good for stamping and 3. that it worked well with Copic Markers.
Here is what I found out ...
So in conclusion I didn't find a cardstock that held up to Papertrey's Stampers Select for the three things I wanted it for. Saying that though, I found I quite liked the Neenah and X-Press It cardstocks for Copic Colouring - shame they didn't come in thicker weights. I like the Simon Says Stamp 120lb, CC Designs Copic Quality and Bazzill Card Shoppe for card bases - they are all nice thicknesses. For an overall cardstock I quite liked the Anna Marie Designs 300gsm and for stamping with block stamps using Hero Arts inks the best cardstock by far was The Glitter Pot's Bleed-Proof Card.
Shame that I couldn't take elements from them all to make one super cardstock!! So as I said in the video I have made an order from Papertrey Ink, it will probably be my last unless they change their shipping. When that supply runs out I am sure I will end up doing this whole process again!
I would love to hear your thoughts, what is your favourite cardstock? Thanks so much for visiting me today, sorry it is a long post and a long video but I wanted to be thorough and I know a lot of people were curious to what I found out.