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Old 04-15-2010, 06:07 AM   #6
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I use both of these brands too. I prefer the slightly softer but nice and sturdy feel of the Papertrey cs for card bases. PTI is smooth too, but Gina K cs seems even smoother to me. Gets a little thick for layering - so then I go to thinner brands for the layering. But gives nice sturdy thickness for cards which I like. Takes some getting used to after thinner cs, but well worth it.

The Gina K's cs I just checked out recently. It is much smoother surface and noticeably thicker. I have used it as the base for my boxes and other 3-D items I make and LOVE IT for those things!!! I have also used it for water coloring and it works great - I get tired of having to use watercolor papers all the time. Have used both PTI and GK cs for blending of crayons, markers, inks and watercolor pencils and both work great.

My favorite colors of cs are PTI - such rich luscious colors - and they are always adding new colors to their line up.
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