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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Gel Pen Tip

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!
Gel pens were used to draw the lines on the 3-holed paper image, cut from Locker Talk.
Today's tip is another one using the card I shared with last week's Quick Tip Tuesday.  When using gel pens in the Cricut, use a scrap piece of paper to put under the blade/pen casing when you are making the change from blade to pen (and vice versa).  You do not want to unload your paper as you will likely not get your mat linked up perfectly for the pen designs.
The ivory cardstock is a scrap piece of paper that I slipped over the white cardstock when inserting my gel pen and holder.  You can see that the gel pen lines have already been drawn on the white cardstock.  The ivory cardstock is NOT stuck to the mat so I can simply slide it out once I've removed the pen.
The little scrap of paper protects your project from any ink that might leave a mark in an unwanted place.

Happy crafting!
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  1. Can you post a video of how you did that. I'm not sure I understand the technique and think it is a really good idea. I bought the holder and pens but have yet to use them. Your tip might help me with my drawing issues.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I have found a video on YouTube in which a crafter also uses this tip. You can find her slipping a piece of scrap paper over her project at about 2 and half minutes in. Here's the link: How to use gel pens in a Cricut
    There is also a lot more detailed information about the entire process of using gel pens in the Cricut if you watch the video in its entirety.
    I hope this helps! Good luck!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I do not have the pen holder for the Cricut but I am going to do more research and decide if it is something that I should add to my wishlist lol

  4. Great tip, Kate! TFS!!!


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