Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Sundays "Penned"

Good afternoon friends and Sisters,
Today is another day over at Getting Cricky for Simply Sundays challenge.  Today we are using our pens, for me, that is Amy Chomas' Pen set for Cricut.  Have you tried them?  No, well you better head on over there after you see what you can do with them and place your order.  If you have, then hurry up and use them to create something for the challenge.  The challenge is: Penned! Using pens somehow in your project (gel pens, journaling pens, pens used in your diecut machines, etc) and this is what I did:I've never made a twisted easel card before but one of my DT Sisters recently did and she inspired me to make this and so I was pretty excited to see if I could.  I used the "cross" cut from the Wedding Cart.  I love using my gypsy to create my projects at work and then as soon as I get home all I need to do is place my paper on my mat and within minutes my card is created.  I then layered it on a different tab, hid the outside lines of the cross and penned the inside swirlies on white cardstock.  This was so much fun and these pens are awesome to use.  I used the pink glitter pen and did "cut" it twice to give it a bit more dimension but really I don't think I had needed to do that.   
Then I cut the cross out in shadow style in pink cardstock, again, usually using most of my stash paper so I have no idea who made it.  I recently purchased some "velvet" style paper at my local vinyl store.  It was on sale and well, how can I pass up a "sale"?  I've seen different things done with velvet paper and I wanted to give it a try.  
I then used my stamp from Getting Cricky "Amazing You" set.  The sentiments are so interchangeable and super easy to use.  I love this set because it so in your face...I used "You are" "a blessing".  I was a bit worried on stamping onto the velvet, but it worked perfectly.  I used a white ink and it left a great impression.
Then I used my punch to create a border for the bottom of the card and left the middle open so I can write my message there.  I also added some pink inset into silver pearls for dimension and a place to hold the top fold.  This was definitely a great card to create.  I hope you like looking at it as much as I liked making it.  

Now it's your turn to get those pens a working and link up at Getting Cricky for the Simply Sunday challenge...remember, anything's totally up to your interpretation.  There is only one important rule to follow and that is to "HAVE FUN"!!!


  1. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a gorgeous card. I never thought about 'cutting' with pens twice. It makes perfect sense. I will have to get out my little pens again into my cricut. Thank you x

  3. Who wouldn't LOVE getting a card like that.
    I would love to make one in blue for my Grandson who just became a Christian.
    It is just Beautiful.

  4. very very pretty! LOVE the details on the cross. i too need to work a lil harder on my journaling by hand...

  5. your card turned out gorgeous, its so delicate. love it!
    esigmon at cox dot net

  6. love it!! i need to try the twisted easel!! love the cross


  7. Hi Brenda
    Great card, your cross turned out so beautiful!
    You put a lot of detail into your card and its wonderful!
    Getting Cricky DTM

  8. What a lovely card. I love the penned cross. Someone is going to being wowed when they receive this card!

  9. Fabulous card! I love the pen work.


  10. Very pretty. I have never seen a twisted easel card. Something else I'm going to have to try. You are so brave, and it always works out so well. Great job. I also have to try pens with the Cricut. I have a set, but have been too chicken to try.

  11. This card turned out so beautiful!! I love it! Have a great week:)

  12. Brenda, this turned out amazing :) The velvet paper rocks and I love that I "little ole' me" inspired someone :)
    Becky- Your DT Sister


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