Monday, March 16, 2015

Sakura of America/Card Maker Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sakura of America/Card Maker Blog Hop.  Hopefully you came to my blog from Patti's blog.  If you didn't and you'd like to start at the beginning, here's the link to the Card Maker blog.  Today we are featuring two fun tools from Sakura of America -- their white Gelly Roll Pens and their Quickie Glue Pens.  I've created cards using both of them.

My first card was made with the help of a Quickie Glue Pen and some Spellbinders dies.

I started by cutting two of the large die cuts from cream-colored cardstock.  On one of them, I scored a line just below the cut-out border.

I ran glue on the scrollwork and the area above the scoreline using the Quickie Glue Pen.  The point makes it so easy to get the glue in all the right places.

Then I glued the front to the back to form a "hinge" at the top of the card.

To finish the card I ran the glue pen around each of the borders and added glitter.  The sentiment in the smallest, center layer was hand-lettered with the pen and then sprinkled with glitter.

I've been trying my hand at Zentangle (or, as I call it, doodling on steroids).  To date, all of the cards I've made with this technique have been done with black pens; but I thought I might give the white Gelly Roll Pens a try.  I started by stamping my flower with Versamark and embossing with Detail White embossing powder.

I had bought a couple of books on Zentangle which contain many different patterns, so I started with one pattern on one of the petals .

I continued until I had the whole petal full . . .

. . . and then I started in another petal with a different pattern.

I continued until I had each petal and leaf filled.  I created the doodles around the edge of my card with the Gelly Roll pen also.   Here is my finished card.

I made another card using black cardstock.

As you can see, Sakura pens are quite useful in the card-making process.  I hope you will continue the blog hop by visiting Lisa's blog to see what she created using these very helpful "tools of the trade."

Card #1
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Linen Cream
Accessories:  Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Art Institute Glitter

Card #2
Stamps:  MFP Stamp Shop Camellia
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Razmataz Berry, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Detail White embossing powder, Sequins

Card #3
Stamps:  MFP Stamp Shop Roses
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Snow Storm Smooth, Black Linen
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Detail White embossing powder, Enamel Dot Stickers


Anita said...

These are stunning, love them. Hugs.

AJ said...

Love how the white pens write on colored card stock!! your zentangle cards are fabby!

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards! Amazing detail with these pens!

Salnclts said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards & showing how you made them!

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Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Spectacular! I love seeing what you've done with these!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow your zen tangle flowers are stunning!!! I love this idea!

Patti J said...

Squeal! Love your zentangle cards, Lois! The first card is so gorgeous, and it's great to know our glue pens work so well on the die cuts! Great job, as always! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your doodled flower is gorgeous. What a great idea to start out with a stamped image and it looks fabulous in white.

Brooke said...

Love the glitter card and your zentangle cards are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to 'tangle' with the white pen - all your creations are great ! Thanks for sharing !!

Sheila H said...

So pretty!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards! So fun and creative!