Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thanks with Dots, Oval, and Chevrons

A mix of basic shapes to give an energy that offsets this card's subdued color scheme.  Polka dots, tiny pierced and printed dots, rectangles, chevrons, and an oval.  The dark green and cream oval and chevrons provide focus.

Note: the gray is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic cream, canyon clay (rusty orange), pinefeather (dark green),  and the polka dot print from PTI classic kraft pattern pack.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is cut with the Silhouette Cameo, same as on this card.
  • Dies are PTI diagonals, framed out #10, and stitched rectangle (4th largest).  I put a green rectangle behind the stitched rectangle die cut.
  • I inlaid the cream V shapes, which made it easier to adhere the green die cut.  It has Scor tape under all of it, instead of individually adhering each green V shape. 
  • The green dots in the oval are computer printed using Courier font.  This is easy to do in PowerPoint, but takes some juggling to make it look nice.  My note says "Dots are Courier 18 pt centered in text box, then using Quick Styles & Effects to curve; adjusted less flat; Used format text 3-D Z rotation to make ends line up." I did the top line of the dots first, and then when it was good, I copied and rotated it to get a mirror image below.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (418)

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