As soon as I touched my marker tip to the paper, I realized that I'd made a big mistake and printed my digi image onto Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock rather that my favorite Copic paper, Bazzill Smooth. Yeah, one word can make all the difference! Bazzill Simply Smooth is so smooth that it almost has a silky feel to it. Copic ink will puddle on the surface as the paper can't absorb the color. The Colorless Blender is ineffective so no highlights or other fun Colorless Blender techniques will work. This paper behaves much like Cryogen paper and other glossy papers for me.
Rather than throw it away and start over, I decided to go with it and see what happens. I worked through my frustration at the puddling of sticky ink in the hair and clothing then did my best to look at it in a different way. The strokes of color are quite evident almost like the strokes created when working with heavy oil paints. Yikes! Even my airbrushing techniques didn't work and the color slid across the surface of the paper.
Here's a closer view of the image that shows the results of my using Copic colors on Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock:
I've used Bazzill gray to mat Kaiser Craft Love Notes Collection "Promise" patterned paper. A Sizzix Bigz Clear Heart die cut was embossed with a Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder. A Sizzix Bigz Swirly Heart die was embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I added a QuicKutz ShortKutz love phrase die cut to one corner. My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly pompom trim borders the top while Zva Creative self-adhesive crystals and Petaloo Flowers add some all around bling.
Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing my use of Crafty Sentiments Designs Manga Jason and Eve:
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments "Love and Romance" (here)
Ladybug Crafts "Anything Goes New Stuff" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "New Something" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Something New" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "What's New" (here)
Crafty Catz "A New Beginning" (here)
Delicious Doodles "All Things New" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Anything Goes" (here)
Daisy Doodles "New Beginnings" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes New" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - R81, R85, R89
shorts - N1, N4, N6
rock - W1, W3, W5
shirt - B91, B95, B97
ice cream, eyes - G20, G21, G24, G28
airbrushed background - B21, G21, E21, W1
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!