Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Using the Gypsy for really long titles

Hello everyone! Today is my day to be the Guest Designer at TheBugBytes! Today I'm sharing a project made almost entirely from my October 2011 Club Ruby Designers kit. The only supplies that aren't in the kit are my Twinkles H2O Orange Peel paint (the picture doesn't do justice to the amount of shine there is in it) and Black Tuxedo Memento Dual marker.

This was a realllllly long title, and I didn't want to keep track of all those letters if I didn't need to. And much to my delight, with my Gypsy and the Cricut Expression 2, I didn't need to. If you don't have a Cricut Expression 2, you can do this direct from the cartridge with your Original Expression, it will just take a bit more experimentation to get the lettering where you want it. (I have heard that some Original Expressions are less shaky with markers and Gypsys than others, so yours might work well.)

My Gypsy is my favorite design tool.  The MOMMM title and it's shadow are laid out on separate layers since they will be cut with different papers. Just before each one is cut it's moved to a paper-saving location. The written title is printed on a sheet of thin white paper first so I can hold it up to the light with the patterned paper behind it and make sure it's where I want it. Have a piece of scrap paper on hand to put under the marker when it's swapped for the blade.

This is the title all written out.

This is it painted in with the Twinkling H2Os Orange Peel.

The MOMMM title shadow and the photo mat are both cut from the Enchanted paper and edged with the Twinkling H2Os paint. The MOMMM cut in orange cardstock is edged with the brush side of the Memento marker. The other end of the marker was used for the journalling. The photo mat is only attached on the side and bottom so it doubles as a pocket for more journalling.

The Journalling is written with the marker end of the Memento Dual marker.

October 2011 Club Ruby Designers kit:
  • Fancy Pants Trick or Treat
  • Fancy Pants Trick or Treat Enchanted (MOMMM shadow and photo mat).
  • Cut Mates orange - MOMMM lettering
  • Twinkles H2O Orange Peel
  • Black Tuxedo Memento Dual Marker
  • Blue Cricut Marker
  • Inexpensive White 12 x 12 sheets (for testing)
  • Cricut Expression 2
  • Gypsy
  • Robotz cartridge
Cricut Cuts:
  • MOMMM!!! Robotz font  and Font Shadow - 1.41"
  • Painted title Sesame Street Elmo's Party - 0.75" (with marker).


Pam said...

Wow! Love the Layout. I am so fond of notebook like papers! This turned out awesome! TFS

Nadia said...

How fun is this!!! Reminds me of something my daughter would say!

Very clever use of software and liquid media! I need to find out about the paint you mentioned.

Carole P said...

I'm impressed with the page and the process! This is exactly the kind of procedure that makes my eyes glaze over! I know I would mess it up! Thanks for sharing it...I may need to try that paint!

papercraftscissors said...

This is TOTALLY awesome! I love the use of markers for the title; it is just perfection!

Great job - and the title really paints a picture in my head!!!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Great layout! Thank you for the clear instructions! I love using my Gypsy, too!