Sunday, 5 June 2011

Need your help

I'm looking for suggestions from you..... a lot of companies seem to be making their own "bleedproof" card designed specifically for using with alcohol markers like promarkers and copics, so what I'm looking for is for you to let me know if you know of any companies who make something like this that I don't already know about.
The reason I'm asking is because I plan on doing a comparative review - so here's the ones I know about...
Letraset, bleedproof pad
Kanban, superior stamping card
Make It Crafty, blending card
The Glitterpot, bleed-free card
Craftwork Cards, digital cardstock
The Papeterie, stamping card
Stampin' Up, whisper white (thanks Janice, don't know how I managed to forget this one)
Thankyou for any suggestions you let me know about :)

I've been a bit quiet in bloggieland this last week, sorry I've not been commenting very much - I have been beavering away behind the scenes again, just not with very much that I can share with you. But I did get a couple hours to play yesterday afternoon in peace because Faith crashed out lol
Image: Kanban Urban Belles coloured with promarkers: cool grey 1-5, burnt orange, coral, sunkissed pink and Blush.
Papers came in a pad, free with SC&P magazine last month, and black card from The Papeterie
I used these Kanban stamps at my last class at The Papeterie so I had a couple already coloured up from then, made a nice quick card :) And oops, forgot to put the coloured gems on the flower centres :S

I'd like to enter her into...
Totally Papercrafts - Get Fruity (strawberry papers)
Creative Card Crew - For a Diva

And while I was busy colouring up some other images, Willow was getting all Timmie-tastic and made this.....


Larisa said...

oh they're so sweet! you always have the perfect paper for every image!! I love this card!!

Fluffles said...

Hi Debbi, can't add to your paper list, but I will await your results with interest. Did you not say at a work shop there was Stampin Up stuff that was non bleed too? Love your little card & I think Faith may be following in her Mum's footsteps with her colouring - lovely work. Jx

jackid said...

Hi Debbi I use Neenah solar white ultra smooth which I find quite good
Jacki xx

paperpapier said...

Copic - Xpress It Blending Card
Gina K Designs- Pure Luxury

Handcrafted With Love said...

Hi Debbi,

Re your cardstock comparison, I use Staples Text & Graphics 160gsm for both Copics and Promarkers, I know it's not over thick but it works really well and after all you usually matt and layer your image anyway. You get 250 sheets in a pack and it's approx £6.50.

Love Pam xx

Marianne said...

Ooh what a seeet image. Lovely card. xx Marianne

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Debbi, love that image (and yes, I can see you've used burnt orange ;)Willow's bird cage is fab too :) Susan xx

Lisa said...

Not specifically marketed as bleedproof, but Ryman's silk coated card is fabulous and well worth a go. Will be really interested in your results!

Sheila said...

Re your paper query ~ I use Rymans Smooth Coated. No bleeding with PMs. Interested in the outcome of your research too. Sheila:)X

Sylvia x said...

willow's bird project is scrummy and love the image you used on your card too

I have just discovered Ryman's Bright white coated card..200gsm.220 micron it is brill for using with promarkers and doesn't matter whether i use digis or stamps...hope this helps

Sylvia x

Clare H said...

Polkadoodles have a fabulous card for pro markers

And Sheena Douglas has the neenah card for it too i think?

Kat said...

Great card Debbi, fantastic colouring. And how good is Willow at colouring? Clever girl, I think she's going to be an expert at colouring too.

Kat xx

uhooi said...

Waw,, It works very good, interesting and creative,,

Jackie said...

Hi there, another one for the list Polka Doodles Ultimate Graphic 160gsm card. Neenah from Crafters Companion is my fav.

Paula said...

Very interesting - look forward to seeing the paper conclusions as this is something that has been on my mind - I even seem to find that Copics & ProMarkers behave slightly differently too. There are two options that I can suggest - Rymans do a cardstock which many use - Annie mentions it here
The other is Chocolate Baroque - terrific all rounder Distress Inks/wax or oil based pencils.
Both of these are readily available in the UK.
Love your KanBan girl too - tempting. The shading on that skirt!
Paula (PEP)

Craftnut said...

Stampin Up Whisper White
Craft Barn white stamping card
craftwork card ultrasmooth RS
Copic also do a bleedproof pad
Lili of the valley do card as well

Tracy x

Sue said...

Hi Debbi
gorgeous card, fab colour work, lovely papers & design, i had some whit card from The Paper Mill, works fine with me copics, lovely card by Willow.
Thank you for joining us at Toally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time sue,x

Victoria said...

A gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us on totally papercrafts this challenge x

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