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Day 7: Go for the Gold: Golden Brush Pens


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?

For folks who are new to my blog – my apologies for some functionality issues…I’ve hired an amazing team of designers to overhaul my site, and will relaunch all brand new and shiny in about a month, they tell me! (Though I’ll count on 2 months, because I know how these things go!) But if you want an easy way to go back and get an overview of my cards, try going through THIS Pinterest board – I pin everything from my blog in one place. You can also subscribe and get my top 7 design tips emailed to you….that’s got 21 of my most popular cards in it!

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.


45 thoughts on “Day 7: Go for the Gold: Golden Brush Pens

  1. Hard to pick a favorite, but this is beautiful! Love the gold against the background.

  2. I hope you will do other video classes in the future…enjoyed GOLD.

  3. Wonderful card as always – thanks for sharing

  4. Thank you. I never thought to use flower soft for a shaker card. I love it when I find new uses for products.

  5. More products that are new to me. Love how easy they are to use. TFS

  6. Thank you so much for your wonderfuf series. I’ve learned several tips from you. It’s always great to watch you make your cards. Can’t wait for your next series

  7. Lovely work.

  8. Today at my local scrapbooking store our make n take we used the wink of Luna pens to color ornaments. What were the chances that would be your medium today too. I love the ease of use.

  9. So enjoyed the series of seven…..over too quickly! Thank you for taking the time to share Sandy!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. Just recently discovered your blog. I loved this class and watching you on periscope. I’ve learned so much this week. I had some viva gold in my stash and wasn’t sure how to use it . . . not anymore. Got the Luna gold pen too.

  11. Have really enjoyed the last week of Go for the Gold classes. Sorry to see them end. I’ve even managed to upload a few of the cards that I created inspired by this class. Thanks for all the work that you put into this, it was def. appreciated! Looking forward to the next thing you dream up. Till then thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Sandy, thanks so much for this gold series. I’ve learned a lot. Your work is just gorgeous.

  13. I have had so much fun this week watching your videos and periscopes. Thanks, Sandy!

  14. Thanks, Sandy, for the classes. I loved everyone! It got me paper crafting again. I’m looking forward to trying some of the projects!

  15. Thank you for coming up with a great series……I have fallen in love with gold!!!!LOL!!!!!!

  16. What a great class. Thank you for all the wonderful tips and ideas!!

  17. The gold pen comparison was particularly helpful. Thanks!

  18. Darn, I’m going to miss this class…I definitely need more gold in my craft room. Both these cards are so lovely they kind of choke me up. Just Gorgeous.

  19. I so don’t want this to end. I know there will be further adventures with you, Sandy, but the past 7 days have been adrenaline intense and the things I have learned. I discovered through your classes and on periscope, that you are indeed so much more talented than you give yourself credit for. I have also learned that many of your peers will try your techniques (not give you credit). Such as coloring an entire background and water droplets, etc. You are a natural teacher, speaker, and you do it from your hear and soul. I look forward to the next gracious offering you gift us. <3<3<3<3 ~Mari Nyx~

    1. P.S I meant Heart and soul. Also, I am unable to upload any of my cards and having issues 🙁

  20. Using the flower soft for snow in a shaker card is a great idea!

  21. My granddaughter (4 yrs.) watched the video with me this morning and joined me in the craft room. She loved the Wink Of Luna.

  22. Lovely job on your comparison.
    The gold is so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  23. Thanks for the background idea as I have these dies and never thought about doing that. Love this card and the whole series. Thank you. Edna

  24. So sad this was the last enjoyed all your much inspiration.
    great tip today about how to make the shaker card..
    Thank you so very much Sandy!!

  25. Thanks for such a great series of classes, Sandy … what a great finale … both these woodland cards are gorgeous … the of the vellum makes the scene seem soft and misty … and the flower soft visible through the acetate makes it appear so snowy! ! Anita 🙂

  26. Thank you so much for your, as always, awesome videos! Not a fan of gold or silver, but you’ve certainly changed my mind.

  27. Thank you so much for this amazing class. I have enjoyed every minute!

  28. Thanks for the lesson on a new what to use my Wink of Luna Pen

  29. Thank you so much for this series. Loved all the little extra tips.

  30. I love all the gold ideas and thanks for sharing all of the different ways to add gold. I really love this scene you created too.

  31. Sandy,
    Thanks so much for doing these videos! I’ve learned so much about Gold this week!
    The way you demonstrate and explain your techniques is beyond compare!
    Thanks again,

  32. BRAVO!!!! (clap,clap,clap,clap) ! What a great week it has been! I haven’t been able to ‘do’ anything yet as we have been busy clearing out our living room for a fireplace and chimney demolition, but have truly enjoyed watching your classes during my coffee breaks 🙂 I am looking forward to using many of your techniques as I start working on my Christmas cards in the near future. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent !

  33. Great class! Thanks so much for the inspiration, tips and product comparisons!

  34. Really enjoyed this class! I am one who admired cards and projects that used these various gold products but always felt I couldn’t pull it off. Now, after your detailed info and examples, I think I can take several of these products and give it a go! Thank you for the “free” class that offered full content not the typical watered down free version. You are an amazingly talented lady with a great heart to share your passíon and knowledge. Thank you Sandy!! Headed to EH to see if I can score any class products!

  35. Love all the 7 days of golden goodness. Really inspiring as are all your videos. Thanks. Chris Handy

  36. Learnt a lot and learnt to practise and try different things with what I have. Awesome week of techniques – thank you so much for doing this and for the hard work you do to let us know about different techniques and products. Got to go and make a round card today and a shaker card tomorrow! All of your cards were lovely, classy and elegant creations. Have loved this week of videos tfs xx

  37. Thank you! All 7 days were awesome!! Learned a lot about products that I’ve never worked with and got new ideas for those that I have. Of course can’t forget to tell you that you are one heck of a teacher! Happy Card Making Day!

  38. Thank you for sharing your “gold medal” techniques and cards. Also thank you for the discounts. Now off to shop and make cards!

  39. I think I like the deer the best. Probably because I already have the supplies. Once again, thanks for sharing your talents.

  40. I also prefer the acetate card, because it allows the pretty scene to take centre stage. Thanks for putting this gold class together. I loved every day of it and also loved the fact that you painted your nails gold for the occasion!

  41. Sandy, you have now converted me. I was and never have been a lover of gold – silver has always been my metallic of choice. This series has definitely broken the barrier. I do particularly love the fact you have gold nail polish for the series. So appropriate. Thank you for the series.

  42. Like the idea of the gold pens. I’m a die heart stamper and so shakers are one of my favorite style cards. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  43. Love this series….learned so much! All your cards are beautiful.

  44. So sad to see the series end! You did a great job with all the classes. I’m going to get my shiny fix today in the craft room. Thanks so much for all the inspiration this week (and always)!

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