Good Monday morning! Remember this layout from my Office Hours gallery? I mentioned last week that I’d share how I created the scripted title for this page. It’s not complicated at all and requires just a sheet or two of vellum, a pencil, and some patience. You don’t even need to have super cute handwriting or anything. If you can write in cursive and then create some bubble type letters around your cursive, you can create a cool hand cut script title too. First, grab a sheet of vellum. I wanted my title to span across the whole width of my layout and I didn’t have any 12×12 vellum, so I created the size I needed by taping together two scraps that measured 12 inches across together. If you don’t have any vellum, tracing paper would be perfect for this too. Or even some tissue paper! The vellum is really just serving as a pattern. (Although you could create a vellum title instead of a patterned paper one instead if you wanted!)
Once you have your piece of vellum ready, grab a pencil and lightly write out your title or word. I wanted mine to reach from one end to the other, so I had erase and re-do sections of the word to get the spacing right. That’s why pencil (LIGHT pencil!) is your friend here.
Once you have the lettering spaced out the way you want it, it’s time to add some weight to your letters. Basically you just trace around the outside of your letters… sort of like writing in bubble letters back in junior high. Make them as thick or think as you’d like for your project. If you’re going to use the vellum for your title (rather than just a template), go back and erase your first writing so you only see your outlined word.
Once you’re happy with how your template looks, it’s time to do some hand cutting. Lightly adhere the vellum onto the patterned paper or cardstock you want to use for your title. You then just carefully cut out the letters with some fine tipped scissors. I cut through both the vellum and patterned paper layers at once to save time.