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Sunday, 16 January 2011

House Mouse and a lesson learned

I've had a light bulb moment today, which is probably a really silly one, but is a lesson learned anyway!  I have been a little unhappy with my Copic coloured House Mouse stamps and coloured this one in to persevere.  It is ok, but no more than that, the colour has bled a little.
I was watching Sheena Douglass on telly yesterday and nodding away when she said that using the right cardstock was so important.  This evening the penny finally dropped:  I use superfine cardtock for digi images because my printer doesn't like thicker cardstock and they colour like a dream.  These days, I don't have so many rubber stamps that are "colouring in" images and I did what I do with most stamps, stamping out onto the thicker cardstock.  Which explains a lot!  I've stamped onto the fine cardstock and will make this again tomorrow, hopefully the problem will be solved!

Card also has Distress Ink on the sky, Glossy Accents on the berries.  The stripe DP is MME, can't remember who made the leafy one.  The sketch is this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.
I'm also entering:
The Cheerful Stamp pad - let's relax
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - anything goes

15 comments:

  1. I love these house mouse images they are so cute. I hope that you find the card that is right for you, there is nothing more frustrating. Xx

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  2. Anne I am certainly glad you stopped by and joined the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Your image is so cute with the mice playing in the berries. To prevent bleeding, I use cryogen paper at Paper Temptress and Memento ink. If you happen to stop by PT, tell Pat that I sent you as she was nice enough to sponsor a couple of challenges for me.

    This really a cute card.

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  3. Hi Anne this is gorgeous we all learn by mistakes..
    I use Rymans bright white coated 200gsm for dry prismas & alcohol markers(copics/promarkers)it also prints beautifly for digis..if you want any more info email me & I will sort out the link for you..dont be so hard on yourself..

    smiles Christine xx

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  4. Awww, what a sweet image, love the gloss on your raspberries and your grass is fabulous!

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  5. Cute card , those mice sure are hungry. I use smooth decoupage card ,160gms from staples if I'm going to use my promarkers. Hugs x ChrisB

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  6. Hi Anne- stopping in to say hi and see your wonderful creations! Drat the red ink that bleeds- I am always experimenting and love Gina K 120# and Paper Temptress Cryogen White. Darling image!

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  7. Anne even though I haven't commented for a while I still love looking at your creations which seem to get more and more beautiful. Hope you are well.

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  8. Gorgeous card, Anne! Love the colors! I left an award for you on my blog. Hugs

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  9. Hun if your printer doesn't like thicker card - you could try this.
    I love this card for my digis.

    http://www.ryman.co.uk/0230090464/Ryman-Card-A4-200gsm-100-Sheets/Product

    Hope that helps. Your card is still beautiful by the way!xx

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  10. such a cute card ~adorable image
    vanessa xx

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  11. House Mouse stamps have such adorable images. Your card is so sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  12. Congratulations Anne. You are the winner of my challenge "Let's Relax". Please send your name and address to vickiromaine@yahoo.com

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  13. Just called by to see who'd won the Lets Relax challenge,Congratulations,such a great card! I nearly gave up on Copics in the early days as I was getting so frustrated with the bleeding,boy am I glad I perservered. Hope you've solved your problems,the cardstock really is most importantHave a great day,Julie.x

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