Monday, November 2, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

Hi All,

It's Monday, so that means it's time for the new Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week is easy, just create any layout or card with a Thanksgiving theme. Here I used another free dingbat and my copics to color it. I have found that I must xerox all my printed dingbats or they smear when I use the copics.

I bought Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock, because all the copic designers say that you can just print and color...but not so for me.

I emailed Gina and she was lovely to email me right back. She said she cannot imagine why it smears that perhaps it is my ink. I use branded HP ink with a relatively new printer, so I can't figure it out. Unfortunately, because the card stock is so think and luxurious, it won't go through the xerox machine, so I can only use it for stamping...which by the way, is wonderful to work on.

So, I am a bit disappointed since I love using my free dingbats to color and can't find a card stock that is great for copics and yet, can be put through the xerox machine. I use the Georgia Pacific card stock (which goes through the xerox, but I don't feel is great for blending). If anyone has figured it out...I would so appreciate knowing which ones work.

Here are the copic colors I used.



Have you tried setting it with a heat gun after you print it out? I've heard that works, but haven't tried it myself. Your card is so cute. Where do you get your dingbats from? I have a few, but most aren't that cute.




Hi dj, I have tried drying with the embossing heat tool, but it still doesn't stop smearing.
The dingbat is from a font named KR Holiday Teddies. You can find and download here Enjoy!

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