Hello. Today’s video shares how to add color to cardstock and vellum with shimmer pens. I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Markers as well as the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and give a bit of a “comparison” of the two.
I really like adding shimmer to my cards to make them a little more special. And when I can very easily add shimmer AND color at the same time I am a happy girl!
I started by heat embossing a few daisy images from the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps Mom’s Layered Flowers Stamp Set on to vellum and white cardstock. I did the stamping with my MISTI because I was making multiple cards, but you can use an acrylic block. I overlapped the flowers and sentiments, so I used full-sticky-back Post-It Notes to create masks. (This is super cost effective and quick to use.) Masking does take a bit of time, but it is so worth it!
Adding shimmery color to vellum is incredibly easy. I used both Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Wink of Stella Glitter Markers to blend colors. Since neither absorb into the vellum right away, you can easily move color around until you are happy. Look at that shine!
You can even blend two different colors into each other effortlessly…
If you don’t have all the colors of shimmer pens, you can do A LOT with just a clear shimmer pen. Use regular markers for the coloring, then move and blend them with the clear pen.
You can also get bold, shimmery color on cardstock with both Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Wink of Stella Glitter Markers. I will say that the Spectrum Noir color seems less “permanent” immediately and gives a bit more time to work. But both give incredible results.
Allowing the flowers to hang of the edge gives a fun unexpected look…
Be sure to check out the end of my video where I compare the two shimmer markers. I really like them both but do share different properties of each, so you can decide what works best for you. Both have fantastic advantages and no real disadvantages! I will continue to use and love both. 🙂
Here is a comparison of the colors of the two markers. However, Spectrum Noir has recently released additional colors. (I shot this video before they were released.) I will share these colors soon.
How would you like to win THREE 3-packs of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/15/16 telling me if you ever use vellum on your cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
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