This is another quick and simple card I made using one of the My Mind's Eye card bases that I found at Marshall's. I decided to get a bit adventurous and use only patterned papers and ribbon to make the card.
I started with the plaid card that you can see in the center of this photo. The cards were from the Lost and Found collection.
I didn't have any papers from the Lost and Found collection but I did have this pad of 6 x 6 paper - Jack and Jill from the Quite Contrary collection. Some of the papers in this pad are similar to the colors of some of the card bases.
I selected several papers from the pad that had a similar color palette. I cut the mat layer at 5 1/4 x 4 inches from the busiest patterned paper. I created the "Thanks" sentiment in the Silhouette Studio software by combining two fonts, welding the word and making a shadow mat so it would stand out against the busy background. I chose the bold red stripe for the mat to provide a high contrast with the background and used a tone on tone pattern for the word "Thanks."
I inked the edges of the mat layer with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added this piece of yellow chevron rbbon, taping it to the back of the layer before I adhered it to the base. The stripes in the ribbon just happened to be about the same width as the stripes in the red paper.
I also inked the edges of the sentiment shadow and added lots of foam dots to raise it on the card front.
With so many patterns on the card, I decided not to add any additional embellishments. What do you think? Is it too busy? t was fun to try something a bit different for me and it was very hard not to add some solid colors!
It is very easy to use any font on your computer to create welded words in the Silhouette software. I'll show you the fonts and how I combined them and shadowed the sentiment in another post.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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