I've been hardly waiting for this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers and the reveal as well for that matter. A while back the manufacturer of Cri-Kits sent me their fantastic pen kits to try out. They have four kits that include, Regular and Neon, Glitter, Mettalic, and Pastels. They also have two sweet swirl pens that you can get for free right now just for buying the other four sets. It's a super great deal to be sure!
Anyhow, since I received the kits I meant to post a few projects right away, but the time just go away from me...until this challenge that is. The kits include everything you need to draw with your Cricut or Pazzels machines. You simply replace your blade and blade housing with one of the Cri-Kit gel pens and the pen housing, adjust your pressure and blade settings, select an image and press "cut", The pen draws the image out for you (as opposed to the cutting that the blade would do.) You can read more about their kits (and buy them too) by clicking right here.
Okay, now for my project. The challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use a white pen on your project. So I decided to make my patterned papers and my sentiment for the card with the Cri-Kits white gel pen from their Pastel kit. After replacing my blade housing with the pen housing and pen, I adjusted the settings on my Cricut per the manufacturer directions and selected two different images from the Cindi Loo cartridge to create my patterned paper. I printed the first doily image I selected at 5 3/4 inches (my card base here is 6 x 6). I cut that image out to use as the first layer of the card and adhered it to the cardbase. I then selected another doily image and set the size at 1 1/4. I selected that image four times and press cut. I then cut out the strip of printed mini doilies and matted them on white cardstock and adhered that to the front of the card. Finally, I selected a thank you sentiment from one of my Cricut Cartridges (eek, I can't remember which one and forgot to write it down) and used the Cricut to print it out on black paper which I matted on white cardstock and adhered to the card front. Here is what the finished product looks like.... remember the only thing I used on the paper was the white gel pen with my Cricut Machine...
Is that just totally awesome or what? To finish the card off, I added some sheer white ribbon I purchased at my LSS and some rhinestones I've had in my stash for I don't know how long. I loved how this card turned out and I envision being able to create many of my own patterned papers using the wide variety of pen color selections and cardstock colors I keep on hand. Between the pens, your cardstock colors and all the different images on your Cricut Cartridges your options are unlimited as to what you can do to create your next paper project. Not to mention the fact that you can write just about any sentiment you can think of using these pens and your Cricut! Stay tuned for more Cri-Kits creations coming up over the next few weeks and don't forget to enter your own project over at Practical Scrappers too!
Cri-Kits Pen Holder and White Gel Pen from Pastels Cri-Kit
Cricut Cartridge: Cindi Loo and another one that I forget
Cardstock: True Black and Stampers Select from Papertrey Ink
Rhinestones and Ribbon from my stash
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