I was sent some gel pens by CRI-Kits to try out. I have to say that at first I was kind of hesitant, because the last time I used gel pens was in Jr. High. I guess I was thinking gel pens were for little girls ... gel pens aren't for little girls anymore! After playing around with the pens, I decided that I needed to show that the pens don't have to be childish - but sophisticated. So I challenged myself to make some sophisticated wedding invitations using these gel pens.
I tried out some variations of colors - Black Glitter pen on brown kraft paper, and Silver Glitter pen on black cardstock.
Here is a close-up of the invitation - there is quite a bit of detail in this 'Forget-Me-Not' flower. I was pleased in how well the sketch translated to this project.
If you are curious about the CRI-Kit gel pens, simply go to their website www.CRI-Kits.com. They are having some giveaways for their Grand Opening - Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL2) software, svgcuts.com gift certificates, pen kits, and more. They are also having a contest - the winner is getting a Gypsy and the runner-ups are getting prizes too.
Right now they are offing a FREE penholder to people with any competing product. And a Free penholder to previous Cricut Gelly owners.
One thing that I really liked about these gel pens is the magnet that holds the pens inside the holder. The magnet makes it easy to change colors - you don't need to have a special tool to push the pens outs.
There are 40 colors of pens available. There are 5 differant color packs Regular, Pastel, Metallic, Glitter, and some variegated Swirl pens.
Before I tried out the CRI-Kit gel pens, I looked at some blogs (using another company's gel pens) and many people suggested using the 'Multi-Cut' feature with their gel pens to get a clean line and avoid skipping of the ink - I never have to use this feature, I never noticed any skipping.
Hope that you enjoy the pens as much as I do - and make sure to check out the www.CRI-Kits.com website for all the giveaways!!