I recently ordered some white card to test out for card bases.
For me, the card bases will mostly be used as just that, a base. I may occasionally stamp on them directly but I usually like to add at least one layer.
So, I’m mostly concerned with them being thick enough to stand up with the added weight of layers.
The two card stocks I’ve tried so far are:
- Bassill Card Shoppe Card 100lb 8.5 x 11″
- Papercutz White card 300gsm A4
The thickness of the cards is very similar and both score well, although the Bassill card possibly needs a little more scoring to fold properly.
Both cards are available to buy in the UK – a requirement for me as I refuse to pay expensive US shipping. The Bassill card comes in a variety of lovely colours, whereas I think the Papercutz card is only available in white.
The Bassill card does work out more expensive, so I think I will only use this if I want a coloured base for a card. I am pleased with the Papercutz quality and price for a white card base.
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard:
I have found the Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard perfect for helping make card bases. There is a larger size available but the mini size is just right for me. I think I’d rarely need to score anything large enough for the bigger board. It comes with a bone folder and I am pleased with this too, especially as it can be stored with the board.