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Challenge No. 48 ~ Favorite Paper for Copic Coloring

April 15, 2011

 Welcome.   We’re so happy you could join us today!

It seems whenever you come across the subject of Copics on message boards, craft sites, etc. there are always numerous discussions on “what’s the best paper to use when coloring with Copics“.   Well, we’d like to hear from you on this!  

Below you’ll find a poll with the most popular papers available for Copics … please take a minute to let us know which is YOUR favorite.




Our Design Team was recently introduced to the newest paper in the Copic blending family ~ Cryogen White cardstock from our awesome sponsor this week … the Paper Temptress.

Here’s what Patricia (THE Paper Temptress!)  has to say about Cryogen White:

Elegant, yet subtle iridescent finish with a subtle sparkle when you “flip” it.
Copic coloring cardstock with that “Wow” factor!
Copic and prismacolor markers work beautifully with this paper keeping the iridescent finish while adding rich color.
The preferred specialty copic cardstock of Copic instructors! This is what a copic instructor said “”I am using Cryogen White now, love it…’s a mix between a smooth paper & and some with tooth too—lite iridescent too, really pretty and easy to use!”
Laser and ink jet compatible
Acid Free
8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 ….Available in both 89# Cardstock and text weight.
Be sure to check out the awesome Heavenly White since it is also highly recommended by copic instructors also.


If you’ve not yet visited the Paper Temptress store, you should definitely check it out.    You’ll find an amazing variety of every type of paper to fulfill your heart’s desire! 

No matter what color, weight, or type of cardstock and now ribbon you want, you will ALWAYS find it at!

The VERY generous Paper Temptress has supplied each member of the CC Design Team with a package of fabulous papers for our challenge today.   All the GORGEOUS samples below have been created using Cryogen White cardstock and other various papers carried by the Paper Temptress.   The consensus is WE’RE IN LOVE!!

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Sooooooooooo, how would YOU like to try some of these awesome papers from the Paper Temptress (including Cryogen White)?!     Our prize this week for one lucky participant is . . .

 A $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Paper Temptress store!!


PLEASE NOTE:    To be eligible for the prize draw be sure to mention in your post what YOUR FAVORITE PAPER is You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until April 30th, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on May 1st.


Time again to pick our In The Spotlight card from our last challenge … definitely not an easy task!   We were, however, blown away by this VERY creative 80th birthday cake/card by Craftilicious:


What a lucky 80 year young recipient of this card!   Gorgeous work and thank you for sharing it with us.  I’ll be in touch with the code for our In The Spotlight blinkie.


Our lucky winner, picked using, for Challenge No. 47 is:


No. 17 – Shanna of Shanna’s Designs

Congrats Shanna! Please contact us with your mailing address to forward to Crafty Secrets.   Special thanks again to  the awesome Sandy of Crafty Secrets for sponsoring our challenge!!










We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below. Please don’t forget to stop back on May 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Craftilicious permalink
    April 15, 2011 5:41 am

    Thank you so much for putting me in the spotlight! How exciting 🙂
    My Aunt did indeed love her card very much.
    Thanks again
    Craftilicious x

  2. April 15, 2011 6:10 am

    STUNNING variation of creations, love the different challenge, take careX:)

  3. Heather permalink
    April 15, 2011 10:40 am

    Hi – I put other in the vote mainly because I can’t easily buy the more popular types of card as I am in the UK, I use presentation card from Tesco. Gorgeous creations ladies 🙂

  4. Janette permalink
    April 15, 2011 5:22 pm

    Papertrey ink, besides loving to color with it I love using my nestabilities with it.

  5. April 16, 2011 4:23 pm

    Oooh fab cards from the DT as usual!
    At the minute I’m using the super smooth stamping card from Lili of the Valley, I’d love to try the others but they’re not readily available in the UK.

  6. April 17, 2011 5:24 am

    Lovely inspiration. I made two cards so I’m entering twice if that’s ok. My favourite paper is Rymans Colour Print 200gsm. Hugs, Lesley

  7. April 17, 2011 11:10 am

    Ryman’s smooth (UK) x

  8. April 17, 2011 11:51 am

    Thanks for an awesome challenge and a chance to vote for my favorite copic paper! Your DT Inspirations are absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  9. April 17, 2011 2:36 pm

    My favourite paper is DCP (Clare Fontaine)
    I have used many different papers, but that’s defintaly my favourite because the colors are flowing better through eachother, so you can mix them up. And also important this paper doesn’t “bleed”.

  10. April 17, 2011 8:33 pm

    Oh my the talent of this DT is extraordinary! The shading is divine! Thank you for doing the poll on paper – I am always interested in trying something new for my copics!

  11. Lorraine A permalink
    April 19, 2011 3:10 am

    Gorgeous DT creations 🙂 I have voted too and will have to get me some of the new Cryogen White card seeing as you recommend it so highly !! 🙂 I have almost run out of Neenah.
    Lols x x x

  12. April 19, 2011 9:19 am

    The cardstock that I use with my Copics is Xerox Colotech Gold – I haven’t used any other carstock so can’t compare but I found this by accident and it works for me!
    Kathleen Mc xx

  13. April 19, 2011 9:57 am

    I use Super Smooth Premium card stock from Personal Impressions. Great for Copics.
    I always use this card stock when I demonstrate at craft shows

  14. April 20, 2011 3:56 am

    My favouritepaper is color copy 200 gram
    Bug hugs Lillemor

  15. April 20, 2011 9:37 am

    what lovely DT inspiration – thanks for the challenge

  16. April 23, 2011 1:14 am

    Thanks for a “different” challenge. Love the DT work, as I said in my post, I like Xpress Blending Card, but I haven’t used Cryogen White so I may prefer that…you’ll just have to send me some so I know, lol. Dee

  17. Cathymac permalink
    April 25, 2011 3:17 am

    I always enjoy seeing the beautiful DT creations. My current favorite paper is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury card stock. I haven’t tried the Cryogen White yet, but will need to try it.

  18. alma permalink
    April 28, 2012 11:22 am

    please where can i buy ginak design papers in the uk

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