Sunday, February 22, 2015

How to make a cursive title

These photos were taken in a photo booth a Joel's middle school graduation. The booth operator needed a sample and asked Leah and I if we wanted to be models. Of course we did! We had a lot of fun hamming it up.  

I decided I wanted to scrap them for the White With 1 February challenge - celosia orange. I just love that colour.
(find the White With 1 challenge here)
I didn't have any paper in the right shade of orange and decided to do a watercolour background with Twinkling H2Os. They're just as easy to use as ordinary watercolours, but dry with a lovely twinkle.
The rest of the background is just some stamping and the rest was a matter of digging through my orange embellies.

I didn't have a lot of flowers in the right shade either, so they got a colour change with Twinkling H2Os too. Paper flowers tend to go flat when they are wet and you can avoid that by drying them with a heat gun and give them a few squeezes while drying.

I love the cursive word stickers, but the one I wanted to use was the wrong colour. Here is a cool way to cheat your way to the perfect title! You will need:
♥ cursive word to copy 
(also try handwriting or printing out a word in a cool font)
♥ acetate
♥ Liquid Pearls

Place the acetate over the word and trace it with the Liquid Pearls. Even pressure is the key. I squeezed quite hard. If you mess up, wipe it up with a baby wipe and try again. 

Then just let it dry and cut around the word. Since acetate is see-through, you don't have to go too close to the letters, just cut an even border all around it. I've learned that round lines are a lot less noticeable than sharp corners, so keep your cutting lines curvy. 

Now attach it with some tiny dots of glue here and there and you're done.


  1. Oh wow this is sensational, love the design and that gorgeous flower cluster. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

  2. Love this! Those photos are awesome and I just love how you made your title. Thanks for playing along with us at WW1.

  3. Fabulous layout, very eye catching. Love the design and I especially love that little hint with the title.

  4. Love the fun photos and those flowers are awesome.. thanks for the tip about the acetate words too.. thanks for joining in with White With One this month too..

  5. AMAZING!!! Thanks for playing along with WW1

  6. love the neat tip you gave on using acetate for making your own acetate words!.. may have to steal that one. absolutely love the background too. thanks so much for playing along with WW1 this month.