Yesterday, I posted the following article over at Craft Critique:
You’ve probably never heard of Sultane. But, by the time you finish reading this article, I guarantee you’re going to want some!
Personally, I think that their designs are fresh and innovative. I love the colors and I know I’m going to overuse this word, but the quality is amazing. It’s almost cardstock weight, but with a more glossy and flexible finish. The paper cuts beautifully (a big plus for anyone using a die cut machine or punches) without any of the usual hairy pulp edges. And, I really like that the paper is double-sided. It makes it easy to use for mini-books, cards or altered items – where both sides may show – and allows me many more options while scrapping. Sultane’s first collection is called “Duo Deco” and consists of bright colors and bold patterns. I particularly like the undulating tone on tone colors in some of the papers. Here are some layouts I created with this collection:
Sultane’s second collection (to be released this month) is called “I Dream of Flowers.” It is a lovely and romantic, monochromatic collection of reddish browns and pinks. Here are some layouts I created with this collection:
Sultane’s website is top notch. You can see some truly stunning work from the design team there. I particularly love the work by Andrea Gomoll and Graziella Carteron. Amazing stuff!
Because I am on the design team for Sultane, I have a little treat for you! You can win some of their fabulous paper simply by leaving a comment at my post on Craft Critique. Tell me what you like about Sultane (and be sure to include your e-mail). I’ll be posting a randomly drawn winner here on this blog next Wednesday (February 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day).
If you are interested in purchasing some Sultane for yourself, you can do so through many online retailers. A complete list can be found here.