Feb 27, 2011

365 Cards - Super Sketchy Sunday

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?

- Carolyn

8 comments:

Patti J said...

Great idea! I'll have to try some of the photo paper! Love your cards, Carolyn! Beautifully done!

Mark Angel said...

Very Lovely, :-)

Dale Tiernan said...

They're all gorgeous.

yyam said...

These are just beautiful cards. I'm loving the photo paper alternative you suggested. Must give that a try. Thanks!

TesaB said...

Beautiful cards!!! Great take on the sketch, I think it's elegant and I totally LOVE the embossed background. Great idea with the photo paper - need to try that out!!!

Rose said...

your card for the sketch is STUNNING!!

and i just love your two mom cards......so pretty :)

Manoli Navarro said...

Me encantan tus trabajos, aunque tengo que decir que la primera tarjeta es una maravilla!
Ese tono de blanco sobre blanco me ha entusiasmado

wendipooh13 said...

wow love the embossing and monochromatic!!!!! super cool