Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gel Pens Tulip Card

Today I want to share a magazine with you.  I had started buying this magazine when I was up at my summer home at a local book store.  They eventually stopped carrying it but by then I had a subscription.  The Magazine is from the UK.  Let me tell you they have the coolest card magazines.  To top it off each issue comes with free gifts.  Sometimes papers, sometimes stamps, sometimes dies and sometimes all three.  What could be better than that?  Oh I guess I should tell you the name of this fantastic magazine.............
Now this is not the only card magazine the UK has.  Another great one is Quick Cards and it too comes with free gifts.  If you want to check them out they are available from Barnes and Noble and sometimes Joanns.
This particular issue came with some 8x8 DSP, an acrylic stamp and an embossing folder with matching border folder.  Each gift set is highlighted inside the magazine with examples of how to use your gifts.

For today's card I decided to take my inspiration from the sample inside.

This card measures 6x6 and I used a doily die to add a doily to the front.  I had fussy cut around the tulip image which was colored with my sparkle gel pens.  Sometimes I just like the brightness and sparkle they give the images.  If you haven't tried it yet you should.  In fact if the space your coloring is a bit large like the tulip it's self you can just add color on the edges and add a bit of water to a brush and it spreads almost like watercolor.  Its really a cool technique.  Here's my card......................
The doily seemed appropriate since the paper has little doily's on it.
Pretty cool right?
Well I think I'll go find another card to make with my gifts.  Maybe this time use the embossing folders!

Til next time.........................



  1. Susan, your card is beautiful! And what a fun shout out to a favorite magazine... tempting all of us to look into it. ;)

  2. I used to pick up that magazine at our local book store, but it closed last year! I always loved the fun freebies and samples of how to use them! Your tulip card is beautiful and the doily background is absolutely perfect for this beautiful bouquet of blossoms, Susan!

  3. Oh sweetie, I can't read a word of your pink ink - LOL! So I'll just oogle and swoon at that gorgeous card you've got up 'er! I haven't seen that magazine in forever ~ looks good!

    1. Yikes...I should have previewed....sorry! I went and changed it...thanks for letting me know Kelly