I have discovered the magic of Cri-kits gel pens. OMG! I picked up a pack (that included the holder) at Joanns today. I am in love. I can actually write beautiful sentiments and outline designs - like it was a stamp.
I immediately ordered another pack of the regular/neon on ebay.
I'm sure this is an old technique, but it's new to me. I do have the Cricut markers and while they are great for doing the outlines they were not suitable for lettering (imo).
I'm really pleased right now, and LOVING MY CRICUTS!
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......