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After playing with them on different card stock I found they dried much better on a porous card the one I used was Sheena Stamping Card. I did try the pens on a gloss card but found the drying took a lot longer and it also tended to smudge because of the gloss finish of the card.

I also found they were handy to edge cardstock with before sticking down on my card and if you have a steady hand the pen can be run around a mount on your card, to add a finishing glitter touch. 

I store them nib down so the glitter is always at the right end of the pen making it easier to use.

I know it's a little early but I decided to make an autumn birthday card using the pens. 


Autumn Leaf Card

The colours of the pens lent themselves to autumn leaves so rather than colour die cuts after being cut I coloured  small patches on the card stock (Sheena) and cut these out with the dies, because the finished look is much tidier.

I embossed a contrasting Centura Pearl Card out of the mixed gold pack and cut a 5 3/4" square. I mounted this onto a 6" card blank and cut another strip of contrasting centura card in Cherry, stamped with Versamark and gold embossing powder, I chose a brush stroke birthday greeting by Woodware and mounted the sentiment on gold card leaving a very narrow border. 

Using 3D foam I mounted the sentiment over the middle of the card I then arranged the leaves to each side of the greeting  just under the edge and carefully glued them in place. Finishing off with contrasting Card-Candi, Nuvo crystal drops or liquid pearls would work well too and finishing off with a matching infill.

Solar White Neenah Card


Ember Glow Glitter Markers


"Hello everyone my name is Margaret but my crafting friends and friends call me MaggieB.  I live in the North East and have been paper crafting for over 30 years. I have dabbled with many different mediums, I love die cutting, stamping and inking, alcohol colouring, water colouring, cd crafting, calligraphy and brush lettering to name but a few. Over the years I have supplied many shops and post offices with my cards and also taught crafting. I now prefer a quieter life and make cards for my regular customers, family and friends. My craft space is never empty there is always a pile of to do cards to get started on, each one being so different from the last."