Handlettering is gaining popularity again these days. Kind of makes me wish I'd kept up on the calligraphy kit I got as a teenager :) But I didn't. And while I actually do kind of like my own handwriting, it isn't fancy.
While there are millions of cool fonts out there that you can just print out, I recently made some place cards where I wanted gold letters. That doesn't really come out of a printer so well. So I found a font that I liked (this one is Alex Brush) and typed all the names I needed. I changed the color to a very light yellow and printed them out. Then I could trace over them with my gold Sharpie.
**My extra tip is to turn the paper upside down when you're tracing with the marker. This way you have to concentrate harder on the pattern of the printed letters, and are less likely to have your own natural handwriting take over**
Here they are finished.
I layered some vintage fabric I got from Craft Interrupted.
These would be super cute with reds and pinks for Valentine's Day too. Do you like your handwriting, or do you want to give this method a try?