Hey everyone! Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? Wow, has this year flown by. I am excited to be a part of the Kuretake Design Team and bringing you guys my first team project – place cards for your holiday table. Since we are getting everything ready for the big feast, we want the decorations to look good too. Here is a little sample of a couple of cards that will be sure to make my place settings look festive.
Let me start by saying I have very bad penmanship. How do I rectify that? I let my electronic die-cutting machine do all the work. I have the ability in my Boss Kut Gazelle to use pens of practically all sizes. Here is my machine writing out the first of three layers for my cards.
I really love my ZIG Writer. It gives a nice bold line and writes very smoothly. It also doesn’t leak excess ink on the project as die cutters have a tendency to stop and go a bit as they are thinking of what path to write next. I just realized how much I count on my machine. I pretty much don’t do anything without it. I guess I should name her Skynet. (I really hope someone gets that joke. ^__^)
I used the same method for the inner lines on the leaves. Letting the machine draw with the ZIG Art & Graphic Twin then replacing with the blade. I had to go over the yellow a bit more after I cut it out as it wasn’t dark enough. The nib on these markers are amazing! They really let me lay down color to darken it up a bit without over moistening the paper. I was really impressed. These markers have two sides – a rubber tip on one end and a brush on the other. I had lots of fun playing with the brush end practicing my fancy writing. LOL
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first Kuretake DT project. Stay tuned for a super simple and totally cool Christmas decor project. See you soon and stay crafty!
ZIG Memory System Writer in black
ZIG Art & Graphic Twin markers in Autumn
Simply Autumn paper stack by Recollections
Seasoned Fall by Lettering Delights
Cursive Thin Font by Lettering Delights