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.
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.
SuppliesOctober 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
- Robotz cartridge
- MOMMM!!! Robotz font and Font Shadow - 1.41"
- Painted title Sesame Street Elmo's Party - 0.75" (with marker).