Hi everyone. As some of you know, I’ve been slowly working on my lengthy NBUS list as part of my crafty resolutions. So imagine my excitement when I found out that Darnell is running her 8th NBUS Challenge this week to celebrate her 5-year blog anniversary. In fact, she is running three back-to-back NBUS challenges. As I was deciding which NBUS item to use, I came across a NBUS pack of Gina K Designs 120 lb. Pure Luxury White cardstock that I had purchased well over 8 years ago! I would link to it, but it looks like it’s no longer available. I remember buying it because supposedly, there is no bleed through when using with alcohol markers. I didn’t own any Copics back then to test that out. Anyway, now that I found it and have Copic markers, I wanted to do the ultimate test and create a one layer card. And it just so happens Less is More challenge this week is one layer cards with theme favourite drink/beverage. And luck wouldI have it, I have a NBUS stamp set that fits this theme! So here’s my one layer card.
My first tropical drink was a virgin Pina Colada (was underage), and to this day it’s a favourite still. I stamped, masked and coloured the images as I usually would with Copics and am pleasantly shocked to report that there was no bleed through! I guess I’ll have to hoard my stock and use it sparingly. 😏
I blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a DIY sunburst stencil for the background. I used a black Copic multiliner and a Stitched Rectangle die to trace a border. A few NBUS Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.
Because this is a heavy weight cardstock, it makes a nice sturdy one layer card.
Update: it was brought to my attention (thank you CC) that Gina K Designs does carry 120 lb. white cardstock. However, I’m not sure if this current product is Copic/alcohol marker friendly and will not bleed through
I am linking to the following challenges: