This is an excerpt from a July 2006 article in CardMaker magazine:
Card Crafting Basics
Card crafting is easy, creative and fun. Collect basic tools and supplies, learn a few simple terms and techniques, and you're ready to start. The possibilities abound!
Pens and Markers
Choose inks (permanent, watercolor, metallic, etc.), colors (sold by sets or individually), and nibs (fine point, calligraphy, etc.) to suit the project. For journals and scrapbooks, make sure inks are permanent and fade-resistant.
Store pens and markers flat unless the manufacturer says otherwise.