Baby Typography JAI267

Over the past couple of months I’ve had some requests for baby cards.  I’ve been loving creating  designs that mimic the subway art theme, which is one expression of typography.  What is ‘typography’?  According to Wikipedia:

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language readable and appealing. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).

I love playing around with wording, fonts, letter sizing & colours. I’m forever downloading fonts that I like.  Font Squirrel and dafont are two of my favourite websites!

The first two cards I am sharing with you are creations that I made for friends to give to new babies they know.  I love the personalised result, the visual layout and creating not just a card, but a keepsake too.  Of course, I had some help from my Cameo for these projects.

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When Di Barnes added “typography” to this week’s Just Add Ink challenge, it was a great excuse to pull the theme out again and create a personalised baby card for baby Hugo who was born to a friend of mine earlier in the week.

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This one is simpler than the two above because I wanted to include the elephant which matched the onsie I decorated for him.

The elephant you see in the card above is actually made of fabric and ironed on  to the card – something I’ve never done before but adds some great texture.

I’ve played with the font size, colour & spacing to make it bold.  I suspect this little man is going to have a great impact on the world.

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Welcome to baby Hugo and congratulations to his proud parents. This is the start of an amazing journey for the three of you!  Kelly x

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7 thoughts on “Baby Typography JAI267

  1. Stunning line up there Kelly, they are all so cute..Love your clean style too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink for our “Typography” challenge.

  2. Your card & onsie are super cute, Kelly. I love that you used fabric on the card – makes you want to touch it – & the bold text really does make an impact. It would look great placed in a frame too. Thanks for playing at JAI again this week. Font lovers rock 😀
    Di 🙂
    PS: I love stalking myfonts.com too. My wishlist album is large!

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