Hey! Well I finally got a chance to make a card today! I've been trying to pick out Copic colors, which takes me forever! I don't want to end up with colors I don't like, so what ever colors I'm considering I google to find cards it was used on, so I can see how the color really looks, and how well it goes with other colors since the Copic color charts are so horribly off. I was going to get 12 more Ciaos, but my sweet hubby told me I could get more if I wanted! So my 12 Ciaos turned into 13 Sketches, 10 Ciaos and a colorless blender refill (mine is dry already). Carpediemstore.com has free shipping on any order that contains at least $50 in sketch markers, but otherwise their shipping is really high! They haven't raised their prices yet like they were supposed to, so the sketch were only $3.95 each (Ciaos are $2.65), and I was thinking now would be a good time to get some of the colors not available in Ciao that I want since I know I'll never be able to get that price again. I emailed them and asked when they are raising their prices and they said the price will stay as is until they run out of inventory. Better get them cheap while you can!!
I've been wanting to try the new Gina K pure luxury cardstock, since I've heard how great it works with Copics, and Lorie sent me some to try out! Wasn't that sweet of her! She also sent me the gorgeous card below! I LOVE that sentiment! Have y'all tried this paper? The name describes it perfectly! It is awesome! Super smooth like SU, but really thick. You get beautiful stamped images just like SU cardstock. It does work great with Copics. They go on so smooth, and blending is easier. Even though it's such thick paper it doesn't feel like it's draining my marker like when I color on PTI though. I really love it! With that being said though, I think I'm actually going to stick with my Georgia Pacific for now though. Now that I've gotten used to the GP, it works almost as well. My main reason though, is that I participate in WishRaks, so I receive images that 99% of the time are stamped on GP. I noticed that when I colored on the Gina K paper for a while, and then went back to the GP is was much harder for me to blend and keep the ink from running out of the lines, so I don't want to get spoiled by the Gina K, to where I'm not able to color on the GP. If I was rich I'd just buy all the stamps I wanted and only use Gina K cardstock, but I'm not, lol. Seriously though, I highly recommend the Gina K cardstock!
ETA: I forgot to mention this sketch is from the Viva La Verve challenges on SCS. I didn't follow the rules though. It was supposed to be a monochromatic card, but I really liked the sketch. You can see the sketch HERE.
-Stamps-Stampendous Fluffles, PTI Papertray
-Paper-Gina K pure luxury, GP white, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Purely Pomegranate cardstock; Cutie Pie DSP
-Copic-RV000, RV19, RV85, Y21, Y38, E33, E35, E37, YG95, G99, G24
-Accessories-Bashful Blue grosgrain, circle punches