My card today is in response to the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #297.
I must admit, I substituted a different yellow paper. I thought I didn’t have any Daffodil Delight paper… and then after I had completed the card I found that I did indeed have two whole sheets of it. My slight substitution turned a pleasant Spring color palette into a more vibrant retro version.
It works, though! The font and rounded corners remind me of an old television show or commercial.
This card is really simple to make.
- Cut strips of colored paper in varying widths.
- Adhere them to a piece of background paper.
- Trim the background paper to the correct size and shape.
- Add a second panel, slightly larger in size to add a border.
- In a contrasting color, add a cutout sentiment on top with glue dots or tiny dimensional pieces.
The sentiment could be one cut using a die OR if you have a paper cutting machine, such as a Cricut Explore Air, you could cut out any font you like!
Speaking of fonts, I created this “hello” cutout and the “thanks” and “congrats” cutouts shown below using the trusty combination of Adobe Illustrator and a drawing tablet.
This card uses Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper and Mint Macaroon, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla cardstock (c) Stampin’ Up. The large sentiment is separated from the busy background by a solid colored oval so it stands out. The black outlines really make the shapes and colors pop!
If you have a Cricut Explore Air or a similar paper cutting machine, feel free to use my png images in your own projects! It would be awesome if you linked back here so I could see what you created with them!
I recommend opening these images in a separate tab in order to save them at their full resolution.
Thanks for visiting! Happy papercrafting!