Thursday, September 3, 2009
Oh, how I wish that I could take better photos!!!!
Today I participated in the Splitcoast Stampers "Ways to Use It" Challenge (WT234)....you can find all the details here. We were supposed to "Sand It" and I decided to use a piece of cardstock from the Core'dinations "The Whitewash Collection" which is my favorite! I embossed the cardstock and then sanded it with one of my nail buffers!
The "designer" patterned paper was printed on my brand new Epson Stylus Photo 1400 (wide format inkjet) from a digital scrapbook kit that was a free download (some time back) at ScrapArtist. The kit is by Lisa Cohen and is called "Joyful Spirit". It's a very small kit but I happen to LOVE this paper and it printed out so great using my new printer. I printed it on a piece of white cardstock (12"x12") that I've for ages (don't know the brand or the weight), and I did it "border to border" and I was amazed at how it looked..............looks just like a sheet of Basic Grey, etc. paper that I buy at the crafts stores!!! If anyone is looking for an "afordable" wide format printer, you don't want to miss out on this. Office Max is selling these babies for $199.99. My old Epson 1280 cost me $459 but does not work correctly with Vista and well....it's 8 years old and that's old for a printer!
The blue Bazzill cardstock that I used is really pretty but shows up darker in my photo and I was unable to correct it in Photoshop, but trust me it's REALLY pretty IRL!!!!
At any rate, I kept the card pretty simple and made it a "thank you" card, as I can always use them!!! Thanks for stopping by and looking!
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25"x5.5"
Papers: Bazzill, Core'dinations "The Whitewash Collection" and "Digital Designer" patterned paper by Lisa Cohen
Ink: Brilliance "Pearlescent ky Blue" (for inking label edges)
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" and Provo Craft "Cuttlebug"
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug "Elephant Thanks" and "Just My Type Set" embossing folders and "Vintage" die (corners), "Sheerly Yours" Offray Ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Four", The Paper Studio "Pearls"