I recently acquired some Cri-Kits and after trying some other gel pens I was quite skeptical but thought I would give them a shot. I kept thinking about what to do and I thought I would also try out my 3 Birds on Parade cartridge so I came up with a design in Design Studio and then it was off to try the Cri-Kits.
I have to tell you I was quite impressed with how easy the pens were to load and unload in the holder. There is a magnet that holds them so they are able to slide in and out very easily *okie is all about easy*. Loading and unloading the holder was a breeze and if you have ever used Cricut Markers it is the same principle.
Cri-Kits are offered in Regular/Neon, Metallic, Glitter and Pastel. They also have a Swirl set of two pens available. If you order all 4 sets you will get the holder and the Swirl pens for $59.96. Oh and the shipping will be free since they offer free shipping on orders over $29.00! If you just want to order one set of pens and a holder the price is $29.99 and the shipping is still free. If you order just the pen set it is $9.99.
The card design is definitely a simple one but I like how the Cri-Kit pen was able to draw the bird stand making the bird stand out more but still yet showing the stand clearly.
I didn't have any problems with the pens skipping and I think they gave a very sharp and clear image.
I added some brads to the round areas on the stand for a little extra embellishment.
Here is a close up so you can see how sharp the drawing is with the Cri-Kits. I used a blue metallic pen for the stand. I think these and the glitter will be my favorites. You can click on the picture if you would like to see the results more clearly.
I also used the pens to do the inside sentiment which I think turned out quite nicely! I like being able to have the thinner lines than the Cricut markers make because the detail is more clear. I thought the pens worked especially nice for the font on 3 Birds on Parade that I chose to use. I think with the markers the little feet pattern would have been lost a little due to thickness.
Come back tomorrow to see how the Cri-Kits were able to save my hiney on a very special project!