Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Birthday Wishes



After what seemed like a work week that lasted an eternity, I was so excited that my X-Press It paper had arrived on Friday afternoon. I had to give it a test drive right away with my Copic markers, since that seems to be all the rage lately. Thought I would share with you my finished product and my initial thoughts about this paper.

I was delighted that the paper would actually go through my Epson printer, as Neenah Solar White cardstock does not. I printed this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's called "The Rushed Gift", and proceeded to color with my Copic markers. What I noticed is that the ink stays wetter a bit longer than on Georgia Pacific cardstock and on Neenah Solar White, which gave me more time to blend and move the ink. I think this would be a plus for someone just beginning with alcohol markers. I framed the image with brown cardstock and other panels of patterned paper from Gooseberry and Heidi Grace Designs. I did a little paper piercing around the bigger patterned paper panel. I punched a scallop from a paper punch and added the sentiment from Stampendous onto a circle from Nestabilities with Versafine Onyx black pigment ink.

This card was inspired by Challenge #36 on Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog, which was to "Think Fall". I tried to use fall colors in this creation, and think this will be a pretty decent birthday card to give during autumn because of the colors.

So, now I have 47 more sheets of X-Press It cardstock, a couple packages of Neenah Solar White cardstock, and tons of Georgia Pacific cardstock. Knowing me, I'll just reach for whatever is closest. ;-)

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Kecia. This is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and who would've thought of fall colored balloons. You, that's who!!!!!! Adore it! So glad you took part in the challenge again this week! Also, I LOVED having you as my first guest designer. You are AMAZING to say the least!

jkreucher said...

Kecia, this is wonderful! love the softness of your fall colors!
I also am drawn to cards with the out of the box design.. Fantastic card!
Judy

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Kecia! I have good thing about that paper, may have to try it. Love the muted colors you used. ~jeni :)

Ann English said...

Kecia, LOVE this card and am delighted to read your opinion of the card stock. Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls!

mochamama said...

Fun card Kecia and I love your color choices!

Dawn said...

Fabulous Kecia! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryls!

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