Happy World Card Making Day! It’s the best day of the year for us, right!?!?! And happy last day of Go for the Gold class! Have you shared the class with your friends?

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If you missed some Periscopes, there are still some left over on my Katch page for a little more time. I leave them there for an extra 24-48 hours beyond the first 24 that Periscope leaves them up. I’ll be scoping today from a special cardmaking party with some friends you might know – so stay tuned for the ringing of your phone in case they let me put them on camera!

So enjoy this Day 7 lesson, and be sure to come back tomorrow for a class wrap-up with overall comparisons of the golds, and the list of winners. If you still want to take advantage of the sale, I’ve gone through the site to find a short list for you of gold items still available. GET ON THE NOTIFICATIONS LIST if you want some of the things that are out of stock. Just saying.

Golden Brush Pens

Since this is the last day of class…which means there’s no time to order in supplies to use to enter the Inlinkz to win a prize….I figured I’d use something that lots of you already probably have – gold brush pens! In this video I compare Kuretake Brush Pens to Zig Wink of Luna pens, and of course since this has been a cardmaking class, I had to make it a shaker card. I don’t think any cardmaking class is complete without one! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The two pens tested here seem to be very much alike – which does make sense since it’s the same manufacturer for both. The nibs seem to be the same, and the ink is close to the same; the Wink of Luna seems to be just a hair brighter, perhaps, but almost imperceptibly so.

Bonus card

On Periscope I shared a white version of the card in the video – also so pretty! And I compared the Brush pen, Wink of Luna, and Wink of Stella. On black, all that shows up is a wash of glitter, so you’ll want to use that just on light papers. 🙂


Your last chance!

Today’s the last chance to enter to win the drawing for prizes….don’t forget that one prize will be awarded to someone commenting on a project entered into the Inlinkz too, so go visit the other participants! Be sure to enter HERE – and the prizes are listed on that page, as well as the full list of all the lessons in class. Thanks so much for joining me for this little golden adventure!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Most are on the 15% off sale during the live class, some are not. Affiliate links are used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Save 15% on every in-stock item in the Go for the Gold category only! Shop today through Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 (midnight Pacific Time) and save. Upon checkout please type in the following coupon code: goforthegold  – Not valid on prior purchases and cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

There are a few of the gold items from class left in stock as of Friday night: Croco, (Prima’s is HERE but is not part of the sale), Ferro is still available in a number of the more vintage colors, POW glitter paper, Stampendous Gold EP, Pearl Pen Set, Inka Gold, Wink of Luna.