365 Cards is almost done their second year - it's day 364, and it's Super Sketchy Sunday. Love the sketch... not so crazy about my card, and I'm not sure why. I think it's the big fabric flower behind the roses... it's too much. Maybe it's the off-white roses (Wild Orchid was out of white) Anyhoo - I'm posting it anyways!
I've made a discovery of sorts. I was looking for an affordable source of Copic-safe paper (my local craft store charges 50¢ a sheet for the stuff! Yowza! Regular card stock bleeds like the dickens and is therefore useless for this application. I thought... photo paper? I had a big pack of Costco's Kirkland glossy photo paper, and I thought I'd give it a shot, so I printed these floral clip arts and got my Copics out.
I love the result! So bright and crisp. The black lines didn't smudge one iota with the application of colour, and the gloss shines through the Copic colouring - the entire picture looks as if it is a photo print. The blending doesn't work in quite the same way as matte card, but this will be an effective alternative for some cards - and definitely cost effective!!
What do you think? What's your cost-cutting alternative?