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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)


  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?

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

  3. This is fabulous, thank you for sharing x

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


  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