11 Dec 2007

Copics Goof-up....

Okay this is a post about what not to do with your copics and probably stamping in general.....

Please, it is best to use waterproof or watercolor (I think that is what you call it - better check first) paper as you can see in this card sample I did for the Featured Stamper of the Week on Splitcoast Stampers.

This weeks Featured Stamper of the week is Charlene of LilLuvsStampin.

I based my card on this card of hers which I think I might have goofed up on the challenge because she used buttons and I used baubles from Stamping Bella, but oh well.....SCS I am !!!!

I finally did a challenge and it turned out crappy, only because I didn't use watercolor paper - it turned into kind of a blob! The copics got away from meeee.......

I posted it anyway, because I wanted to get going on the challenges, and everyone goofs up on a card once in a while.....

The stamp is from Pink Cat Studio "Sweet Treats". ---a beautiful strawberry covered in chocolate is what it should be.....but I stamped it on a scrap piece of paper that I thought was waterproof, but as you can clearly see, was not!

Edited to add: the leaf stamp is from Papertrey Ink "Beautiful Blooms"

I'm harping on this point, but if you are using markers and don't want feathering or bleeding or running-whatever you want to call it (a mess LOL!!) then use the proper paper.

I usually always use Papertrey Ink cardstock and it works just fine but it is thick and maybe you wouldn't want to use that thick of a paper. I use it because it stamps great and doesn't bleed, feather, run --blah blah blah!

That designer paper is "Infuse" from Basic Grey and it goes so pretty with the strawberry blob LOL!

Off to take my daughter to math class and I get to shop and fight the crowds for 2 hours.......however I just learned of a store in the mall that is starting to carry Copics! Woo Hoo!!




  1. I don't see anything wrong with your card - it looks great!! How do you like the Copic markers? I've been hearing a lot about them. I'm sorry to hear about your craft show - most everyone's blogs that I've been to that had one this year said sales were down :( I know that has to be a bummer - along with all the laundry - ughh!! And thanks for stopping by my site! :)

  2. I just bought about 30 copics and they are in the mail to me. Why can you only use watercolor paper? Wow your laundry pile looks like

  3. I like it just the way it is.


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