I am so excited and thrilled to share our giveaway sponsor this week!
Visit them today: CRI-KITS.COM
They are giving away a pen set and pen holder to one lucky blog follower this week!
These pens work in your Cricut and also in your Pazzles Inspiration Machines! I have to tell you, I am so in love with this whole print and cut concept. It's like being able to create digi stamps with your cutting files and then cutting them out!
There are several different sets to choose from with SWIRL ones available too.
Let me just say, Like most of you, I have had my share of gel, glitter pens over the years. I was pretty skeptical about these. I thought they wouldn't draw smoothly, would skip or would just be plain dried up and out!
But after playing with these, I have been very pleasantly surprised! They draw so smooth and with the little magnets on the ends, they pop right into place in their custom holder.
Okay to enter for your chance to win....you need to do the following:
- You must be a follower of this blog....thanks so much!
- You need to leave a comment on any post from today through Sunday, Augus8th, 2010.
That's it! I will be posting everyday this week, so that will give you up to 7 chances to enter to win! One random winner will be selected from among the posts!
Cri-Kits.com has agreed to give you an additional 5% off their already slashed prices this week only! Use the special coupon code:
GETCOOKING for any CRI-KIT.com purchases you make through August 7
As a special bonus, if you order from them and use the coupon code: GETCOOKING, I will personally send you 5 special "draw and cut" designs I have made especially for this!
I will post pictures of the 5 special designs in a couple of days!
OKAY Now for my first project!
Here is a closeup of the card. I designed the rose and then added the wording and the oval and oval scalloped shape. I used the Glitter gel pens to "draw the rose and the sentiment. I then cut it out with my cutter and then cut a matching scallop oval to layer behind the draw and cut. Worked like a charm!
Here is a close up angled view to show how the glitter shimmers through even after coloring the rose in with my Copics.
Here's a closer view of the tag.
Here is a closeup of the Star "Medallion" I made. I drew it with my pink glitter gel pen and then cut it out with my cutter. I colored it in with my Copics and then hit the whole thing with my Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I was inspired for the design by the pretty Basic Grey Patterned Paper I used.
Here is a closeup of the rose that I "drew and then cut". I used the glitter gel pens as you can see by the angle of this photo. You could set your "cut" lines even closer to the object so that no white shows. It was very accurate.
Here is a different angle of the same rose. You just don't see the shimmer from this angle.
So be sure to leave a comment on each post this week and become a follower to win!
Please keep checking back each day for a new project and a free "Draw and Cut" DNC file
So where are the FREE Draw and Cut Files?!!!
BTW, These files are available in: WPC, KNK, GSD & SVG!