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Cricut Tutorial: How To Write With More Than One Color

Cricut Maker Tutorial How To Write With More Than One Color

Cricut Tutorial: How To Write With More Than One Color

Did you know that you can draw your design with your Cricut Maker in multiple colors?! Why, yes you can....and it is SO easy! 

How do you write with multiple colors on Cricut?

With only a few simple steps, you can draw your design using your Cricut Maker. This allows you to create beautiful drawings, custom cards & invitations, calendars & more.

Most Cricut crafters are familiar with sketch pens, but if not don't worry! Just grab a set of Cricut Pens and follow along! It's so simple & this skill will expand your creativity, I promise!


First, open up a new canvas and upload your design.

I am using this beautiful tulip wreath design from the Single Line Wreath Bundle, which is part of the HUGE February 2020 Bundle. Get all 197 designs & fonts for only $19.99 - but hurry, it retires on Feb. 29th!

Cricut Maker Tutorial How To Write With More Than One Color

I resized the wreath to 10" and then made 3 duplicates.

We are going to use 4 colors, so you will need a total of 4 layers.

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Select all layers and click ALIGN: Center. This stacks the designs on top of one another.

With all 4 layers selected, change the line type to Draw.

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Then select the top layer & choose the line color Midnight, from the drop down for .4mm.

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Select the next layer. Change the line color to Jade.

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Select the 3rd layer & change the color to Wine.

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Select the last layer and change the color to Pink Crystal.

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Cricut Design Space has a very cool feature called the Contour Tool. It allows you to hide or reveal different parts of your SVG files so you can tell your machine which parts to cut, or in this case, draw.

---> We also encourage you to check out this tutorial - Cricut Design Space: The Contour Tool Explained.


Select the 1st layer: Midnight.

Click on Contour in the bottom right hand corner of your canvas.

Change the view to fit your window. 100% or 75%, whichever you prefer.

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Click Hide All Contours. It automatically leaves one part of the design colored.

Choose all parts of your design that you would like to have drawn in midnight. Close the window.

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Now select the next layer: Jade.

Click on the Contour button.

Resize to fit in your window (100% or lower) and click Hide All Contours. Now select all parts of the design that you would like to be drawn in Jade green. I chose the stems and outer parts of leaves.

When you are finished close the Contour window.

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Select the Wine colored layer and repeat the same steps.

Repeat again for the Pink Crystal layer.

Once your design is colored the way you like it, select ALL layers.

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Now click ATTACH. This will keep all of your layers exactly as shown.

I resized the design to 6" before clicking Make It.

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Click Continue and choose the material you are drawing on. I chose Sticker Paper.

Now it will display which pen color to use first.

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Load your mat and place the Cricut Pink Crystal pen in Clamp A. Click Go. This will draw the small berries.

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When it's finished, unload the mat and Design Space will prompt you to load the next color.

For each color, remove the previous Cricut pen and load the next color. Press Go.

Your design is now finished!

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Unload the mat and imagine the possibilities of what you can draw!

I hope you learned How To Write With More Than One Color using your Cricut.

Here is the step by step video if you're a visual learner, like me:

Grab the February 2020 Bundle before it retires to use these beautiful single line wreath designs.

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