Monday, March 16, 2015

CardMaker Magazine - Sakura Blog Hop

Happy Monday to all!

Today, the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team has a special blog hop for you.
A couple of weeks ago, our team received a package of happy mail
from Leslie, at Sakura of America!
My package contained two Sakura Quickie Glue Pens, Item #38480,
and two Sakura White Gel Pens, Item #37493.

I'm excited to share my projects with you today - I had such a great time with my happy
mail...Thanks, Leslie, and CardMaker!

Here's what I created:

For this first card, I used a great background stamp from my stash.
The background was stamped on pink cardstock.  I cut the panel to the size desired, 
and proceeded to doodle with the white pen!  What fun - I think this is called the Bandana 
Technique - it really DOES look like a bandana, right?
The white gel pen was SO smooth, and left such nice fine lines!
The panel was matted, adhered to the card base and embellished with some white nailheads.
I used a digital set for the sentiment. This card was mailed to a wonderful man at our
church, who has been a light to us all for the past MANY years. He has stage 4 cancer,
and is in need of happy mail.  The inside is another digi sentiment, and reads, "Thank you for shining your light".  I wanted this flat for mailing, and used the Quickie glue pen for the sentiment - worked perfectly!

For this purple card, I used the layered technique.  The large panel was cut for the
card front, and a smaller panel for the inside.  The smaller panel was adhered over the large panel with repositionable adhesive, and another image from the above background set was stamped over both purple panels.  Again, I doodle on the images, and wow - what a relaxing evening I had!
The smaller panel was matted, and both it and the larger purple panel were adhered to the
card front using the Quickie Glue Pen. The sentiment was also from the digital set,
and was matted and popped up with some dimensional foam.

For this card, I used a piece of pretty teal cardstock, put it in an embossing folder, 
and dry embossed it.  Once again, I doodled on the raised images!  All of the white flowers, squiggles, and dots were done with the White Gel pen. The two ribbon tabs, and 
the sentiment were adhered using the Quickie Glue Pen!

(Not sure why the sentiment looks like it's on a different color...hmmmmm.....?)

Aaah....the green card!  This one was honest doodling!  I have a Stampin'Up! scoring board,
and when I purchased it, I also purchased the stencil overlay.  I used this overlay to
create ALL of this doodling!  Pretty cool, right? Flat for mailing, and so cheerful.
The sentiment actually said Warm Winter Hugs, but I only stamped and heat 
embossed the Hugs and hearts.

Hope you enjoyed my projects, and will try some of these products yourselves. I think you will be very pleased with them.  I had a great time using both the gel pens and the glue pens, and
will be reaching for them often.

Time to see what my CardMaker Blog Teamies have done with their Sakura goodness!

Patti J.Gilliam (You're Here!)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hopping,

Patti J.

Supplies Used:
Sakura White Gel Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Black and Purple Cards)
Unity Stamps (Teal and Green Cards)
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Cutting Mat
White Cardstock: Hammermill 100#
Pink Cardstock: a muse studio
Green & Purple Cardstock: Colorbok
Teal Cardstock: Stampin'Up!
Black Cardstock: The Paper Studio
White Nail Heads: Wal-Mart
Stenciling Template: Stampin'Up!
Teal Resin Flower: Hobby Lobby
White Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

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Lynette said...

Your cards are all fabulous, Patti - what fun!!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and what a fun technique - I forgot about all those tried and true techniques.

Lori Kobular said...

I love all your bandana cards! They are just so sweet!!

Becca Cruger said...

Wow you've done so many cool things with those products! I really like the red one with the teensy bandana dots!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!

Anita said...

Gorgeous cards, love them. Hugs.

AJ said...

very cool patterns!

Lois said...

Loved your bandana technique cards! It looks like you really enjoyed using those gelly roll pens!

Nancy said...

Fabulous designs!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the designs on each card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Patti!! These are all awesome!! Really loving your work with that white gel pen!! Really cool!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs. You certainly put good use of those wonderful pens too!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

What happy doodling! Looks like it's really part of the paper. I particularly love that teal card...such detail!

Beth Norman said...

Look at you go! Love the pink Bandana technique. It's one of my favourite techniques. It gives you cards such an impact using your white pen. Rock on!

Teresa Arsenault said...

You have demonstrated some innovative and beautiful ways to use the gel pens. A white gel pen is one of my go-to craft items so it's nice to get a review of a great one.

Brooke said...

Beautiful projects, Patti!

Cheryl W said...

You are a dynamite doodler, Patti! Your cards are beautiful!

Taunya Butler said...

WOW and OH MY GOODNESS - that is what I said to myself as I saw each card you have made - completely cool and trendy looking!! Wow - you sure can doodle too!! I am going right now and see if I can order those pens from Amazon - I love having a good white gel pen in my supplies!!! Thank you for more inspiration and yet another awesome idea to try!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Patti, I love the examples and each card is wonderful!! I think those of us who have these pens forget how really great they are for detail and how stunning they look, like yours. Thanks for the welcome back, DF, hugs,

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing cards- those white pens are super. Love the look they helped create - I need to try these techniques ! Thanks for sharing !!

Anonymous said...

Love the detail you added to each of your cards with the white pen - very amazing ! Thanks for sharing !!!

Sheila H said...

Great projects with lovely details :)

Lynne in NI said...

Heee you've had fun playing with your stash ;) Fab cards, and thanks for the reviews - I'm gonna invest in one of those white pens, mine's absolute rubbish!

lisa808 said...

Fab cards! Love what you did with the white gel pen. I am frequently using my Sakura glitter pen.

Lena's Creations said...

Wow, fantastic doodling, Patti. You made such fun and cheerful cards. I love them all! When you find the mystery that makes your sentiment look a different colour, will you please share? It often happens to me and I can't figure it out either :-)
Lena’s Creations

Celeste Goff said...

Such pretty cards! Love the white detailing you added to each of the backgrounds!

Darnell J Knauss said...

FOUR stunning and bright cards, Patti, each one filled with joy!! You really showcased these products beautifully! Hugs, Darnell

Korin said...

So very lovely!! :) Thank you for using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!