Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stardust Pens Are Cool

We have so many cool toys to play with, but if you're anything like me, you sort of forget about things as they disappear into your stash. Finding things again, just when you need them, can be a challenge, especially if you don't store your embellishments and other supplies by color.

I'm a genius.

Not really. Stacy Julian is the genius. She wrote about storing embellishments by color years ago. I am so glad I took her advice. It makes finding those supplies you forget about sooooo much easier!

I had this card started and stared at it for a bit, trying to think what could kick it up a notch.

It needed a little something, so I opened my green embellishment drawer and saw this:

I pulled out that green pen and started tracing the lines of the feather. This was incredibly easy, and look how shimmery that ink is!

After I finished inking the whole feather, I added some bling to the card, and was very, very pleased with the results.

If Stardust pens are cool, so is storing your embellishments and other supplies by color rather than type.

Thank you, Stacy Julian.

stamps: Waltzingmouse Fine Feathers
ink: Hero Arts, Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Sakura Stardust pen, rhinestones, corner rounder


  1. Oh Wow that Gelly Roll pen really did do the trick Susan. Wow. TFS.

  2. Wow, you really did step it up a notch. Looks wonderful!

  3. So cool, I rediscovered the same pen the other day and made a few cards and wow it does make a difference. The added glitter her and the gems sure take it up a notch x

  4. Love that feather. Beautiful card. So, so agree with you. Store by colour, I recently moved all my embellishments into colour range and it is brilliant. So much easier to see whats there and be inspired.

  5. Simply stunning! One of my favourite sets too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful feather, yes it is. Hmmmm...what type of container do you store things by color in, I can't imagine how many more containers I would need. It sounds intriguing though.

  7. I'm pretty sure that pen is right above my desk! You've inspired me to pull it out again very soon. Gorgeous card. That bit of sparkle and bling really 'make' it. Have a wonderful Sunday. Bev

  8. thanks for the card and wonderful idea of storing by color. Yes, so obvious yet I never thought of it. Can't wait to get started on organizing (and maybe finding some long forgotten supplies)

  9. So, if you have a set of Gelly Roll pens, you break up the set and put them in different drawers, by color? I'm not sure I could do that. ;/

  10. The pen added real pizzazz, Susan!

  11. I love this card, Susan. Gorgeous design. And the sparkles add the perfect touch. I only have clear sparkles, so no colour coding necessary in my sparkley pen supply. ;-) or maybe I need to create this problem for myself... hmmmm... lol!


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