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Silhouette UK: Thank you cards with simple offset background

Hello, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and managed to spend it with family and friends. As Christmas is over, you might be needing to send out a few Thank you cards, so I have a card that is very easy to make and uses your metallic sketch pens to create a simple offset background.  You can easily change the colour scheme to suit your creativity and style, and could even make it a rainbow offset background. The choice is yours!

Thank you cards with simple offset background process overview:

To start, write your sentiment in your chosen font. I used Parisian solid font from the Silhouette store.  Next, using the offset tool and create multiple offsets at around 0.09. Keep continuing the offset until your card panel is filled. You might find it easier to add a square representing the size of you card panel. 

Once you offset completely fill the square, you need to crop the offset to the square pane. You could leave it as is, you can cut the square panel out of all the offsets, but why waste the ink of you pens when you don’t need too!Highlight all the offsets – if you use your mouse to drag and highlight over the area, make sure you deselect the square the sentiment before the next step. With all the offsets highlighted, right click and select make a compound path. Now all the offsets are one item/ ‘path’. These are not a group, and grouping these will not work in the next step. 

With the new ‘path’ of offsets and the square selected, use the modify panel and select crop. This will crop your ‘path’ of offsets to the square shape selected. Make sure you add a square panel around the edge of your design again, in order to cut the card panel out.

To assemble the cards, the panel was foam mounted onto a white card base. Behind the open window sentiment, gold or silver mirror card was added for a touch of glam. Lastly, colour corresponding sequins were added to finish the cards off. 

Thank you cards with simple offset background photos:

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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