Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Karen Baker
Before we show you her fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
I’m a mother to two busy boys and graphic designer by trade. I create in my spare time, a reprieve from my full time day job in hospital billing.
Hello, Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here, so very thrilled to be guest designing for the fabulous Paper Crafter’s Library! I thought I’d let you in on a secret: where I find inspiration for cards. Today I’ll show you a series of clean and simple creations inspired by corporate logos!
This first card was inspired by the logo from FedEx. I took the colors and, just as in the logo, aligned them on my card in strips, touching each other. For added interest, I embossed each with a different pattern.
Cardstock, Woodgrain Impression Plate, In Bloom Impression Plate- Papertrey Ink, Stamp from Hope Blooms-The Craft’s Meow, Folk Art Florals Die-WPlus9, Black Ink-Versafine, Corner Rounder-WR Memory Keepers
This next card was inspired by IBM. I liked the series of stripes! For this card, I started by die cutting the cow three times onto a panel, then backed that panel with striped washi tape. This was then adhered to the card base, and the sentiments were added. So super simple!
Cardstock-Bazzill Card Shoppe, Unknown Source for Kraft Cardstock, Cow from On The Farm Die-Papertrey Ink, Washi Tape-Target, Sentiment from Birthday Pun-The Craft’s Meow
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink, Green Patterned Paper from Oliver Collection-Basic Grey, Yellow Patterned Paper-Authentique, Lovely Layers Die and Stamp Set- Papertrey Ink, Sentiment from Sentiment Sampler- Paper Smooches, Corner Rounder -WRMemory Keepers
There are so many logos out there, you can find them in print, on the web, the tv, billboards, everywhere! Take note of them and create a card inspired by them!