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).
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.
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.
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.
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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