Sunday, September 15, 2013
CRI-kits and MAR-kits Pens are Super, Duper Fun
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is A,B,C's and 1,2,3's. I decided to use my CRI-kit and MAR-kit pens in conjunction with chipboard letters. I wanted to create a sort of "old school" look while playing with the A,B,C motif.
I made a card for my daughter which she *LOVED*! The design was whimsical enough that it gave me an opportunity to use some of my of the products I have been hoarding like baker's twine, 6 x 6" paper pads and notebook style scrapbooking paper.
This was the first time I had used the font from the Cricut cartridge "Designer's Calendar." Instead of cutting out my words, I used the Mar-kits to draw them. Then I went back over the words with a black CRI-kit gel pen to outline each letter.
It took me a minute or two to figure out the nuances of the various font options. The letters vary in proportions and spacing so I used my gypsy to adjust the kerning and sizes to get the look I wanted. To keep the script flowing like handwriting, I welded the letters together.
The interior of the card reads "D is for daughter. I love you my sweet girl... from a to z and back again!"
Click the icon below to purchase a set of CRI-kits and/ or Mar-kits. They are so easy to use and have a spectacular look on Cricut projects!
Posted by Jilliene Designs at Sunday, September 15, 2013