Friday, September 17, 2010

Copic X-Press It Review

I tried out the new Copic X-Press It cardstock on this project.  Although it looks and feels a lot like my favorite coloring medium which is Bazzill Simply Smooth (formerly Prism) it does color up a bit differently. First of all, even the lightest color went on very dark for me.  It does dry light but it can be a bit disconcerting when you first apply it. I really thought the whale from The Cat's Pajamas A Whale of a Time was going to be dark gray instead of the light gray I intended. As you can see he turned out fine. The X-Press It stamps beautifully with Memento ink; I cannot vouch for other inks since I use Memento exclusively with my Copics.  I will definitely use the X-Press It again but I don't see myself giving up on the Simply Smooth just yet.

I followed this week's sketch from the Mojo Monday Blog although I flipped it vertically. It was fun to mix up the different papers from four different manufacturers! And I am totally loving the star die from My Favorite Things. And you can't say I waste a thing - when I trimmed the star strip to fit, I had two little stars left over so I added them to my ribbon treatment. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp, October Afternoon, Teresa Collins, Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route dp, My Favorite Things Star die, Copic Markers, PTI button and cs; Heather Bailey felt, May Arts ribbon

Copics: C00, C1, C3, R27, R29, R46, 0

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Yep, the Copic X-press is the same for me so I'll still keep my PTI for some cards.
    This whale is darling and the paper mix looks awesome Nancy! Fantastic card!