The SSS February card kit also came with a sheet of Neenah Desert Storm card stock, so I wanted to try colored pencils on the paper. I really like using pencils on regular craft card stock and was hoping to have the same outcome on the Neenah. Well....I am not a fan. The Neenah is a wonderful smooth paper in a pleasing neutral color. However, because it is so smooth, I struggled with the blending the pencils. I finished the card anyway and it didn't turn out too bad.