Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Tutorial - Cricut Markers

Happy Thursday!
I hope everyone's week is going well.
This is Cicily, The Pink Dalmatian Scrapper, and this week on the tutorial I am featuring the Cricut Markers.
I'm not sure if there is anyone like me out there, but I have not ventured into this area with my Cricut.
I saw this video by Melody Lane Designs and was very impressed.
This week is the Fantabulous Cricut Back to School Crawl!
With that in mind, I thought I would give this technique a try.
I designed a card using my Gypsy. I made sure that the card base & mat were on separate layers from any other image as I would actually be cutting these out. I also made sure any different color markers I was using were on separate layers.

With Melody's tip in mind I put down scratch paper when I changed out my blade to the marker. Even if there is not paper loaded yet, it saves your Cricut from getting marked.
With the first color I selected "cut" and away my marker marked! I changed layers on my G without unloaded the mat & marked my image as well.
WITHOUT unloading my mat I put another scratch piece of paper down & changed the marker. Then selected that layer on my G & marked again.
Again I left the mat in, put down scratch paper & switched back to my blade. Went back to the card layer on my G & really cut this time.
I'm not thrilled with the blue color and that paper, but I only have the one set of markers to work with (for now!). Using markers will make me think differently about some of my Cricut cuts!
Oh the possibilities!
Be sure & visit the FCCB's Design Team on their home turfs this week as you hop along with the Cricut Crawl!
Join us & make your own back to school creation for this week's challenge!

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  1. Very cute! It's too bad they don't offer more shades of the basic colors but what's available works. I need to use mine more!


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