Monday, April 13, 2009

Lyrical Letters again....

I just can't resist a bit more enabling - the new Lyrical Letters cartridge is so full of wonderful things! You may have seen the remnants of this cut on the mat in my post a few days ago (here is a LINK). I think it has a whimsical, homespun look - it reminds me of an applique quilt design.

I made a six inch square card. I cut the design at 5 inches, so there is a one-half inch border of dark green. I wanted to make it look like a quilt square so I "auditioned" a few papers to layer behind the cut design. I liked this yellow paper for the contrast with the blue design, and as we all know, blue and yellow make green, so it works with the card base as well.

This paper is from a Debbie Mumm paper stack. I tried it with the dotted lines running vertically...

...and then horizontally. I decided I preferred the horizontal look. I cut a square of paper just under five inches square. Then I adhered the cut to the patterned paper and put the "quilt square" on my card.

I "sewed" my quilt square with a white pen. It takes a while to do this, but I really like the "stitched" look.

Here is a close view of the pen stitching - my quilting stitches are not perfect either (!) but I think the overall effect is a nice "handmade" look.

This is the best white pen I have ever used for details and doodling. It is the Uniball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen.

The style number is UM-153. I found mine online at a company called Jetpens (click on the name for a link to their site). If you buy the 10 pen set for $21.50, the pens are a very reasonable $2.15 each. By adding a few more pens to your order, you can qualify for free shipping (on orders over $25). I ordered on a Sunday night and the pens were here in just a few days. Great pens and great service (and no, I do not have any affiliation with the company, I am just very impressed with their prices and service).

I really can't wait until Provocraft updates Design Studio to add this cartridge.

I had three swaps to get in the mail today - they had been put on the back burner over the holiday weekend. They are all in the mail and tomorrow I will get back to posting Design Studio files.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I like your stitching marks on the cuts. I also love those pens and in fact, that is where I ordered mine from.

  2. Diane, you little enabler, this is just beautiful. Are these pens different from the SU ones???

  3. Hi Marjorie and Sandy,

    These are great pens - I have been very happy with them.

    Sandy, I don't have any Stampin' Up pens so I can't compare. I have a few SU stamp sets that were a gift from a secret sister but haven't really seen "all" the SU products.


  4. Wow what a great card! now I must add this to my wish list!


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