Friday, April 20, 2012

Dream Big, Aim High - a Thin Font card


Thin Fonts!! Single-strokes fonts are what we have been asking for a long time and I was super excited to see their release on the LD site yesterday! So many things that I can do with these but I started my first project with a card. In fact, today's card will show you how you can combine a Thin Font with a regular True Type Font to bring a different look to your project.



Using Make-the-Cut, I designed the card around an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") rectangle. I imported the hot air balloon and the cloud and created a shadow layer of the two images. The words "Big" and "High" are from a True Type Font and you can see how it differs from the Thin Fonts because the words are outlined and can be cut out.


I used a Sakura Souffle pen with a Chomas Pen Holder to write the Thin Fonts ("Dream", "Aim") with my Silhouette Cameo. Using both types of fonts on the same layer not only give a different look to the sentiment, the technique also brings a new dimension to the entire card.


To read more about the Thin Fonts and how to use them with Make-the-Cut and the Chomas pen holder, please refer to my earlier post HERE.


Files used:

LDT Buttercream (Thin Fonts, .opf)
LD This and That (Regular True Type Font)
Jolly Good Times Cut Its (SVG)  (hot air balloon)




6 comments :

  1. Jin, this is awesome.. do you do the writing with the pens first then cut or do you cut then write? also what card stock is it that you use again?

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  2. This is really cool....love the thin font...thanks for the visual.

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  3. This is fabulous, thank you for sharing x

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  4. ooh!! i love this!! the colors are perfect!!

    cheers!

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  5. Jin, I love your explanations and great photos. Thanks so much! Are the new thin fonts available individually? On the LD site I just see them in bundles. TIA Sally

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