Hello everyone! I have a very fun card to share today. The main feature on this design is the big colorful sentiment. I have always enjoyed playing around with typography and incorporating into a scene on cards. I think my scrapbooking experience is the influencer here. In fact everything I’ve done on this card could be translated to a scrapbook page design.
Here’s a list of all the Hello Bluebird stamps and dies used to create this card:
- Charlie Alpha dies – die cut letters
- Park Play stamp set – sun, clouds, flowers, & bee images
- Word Buddies Woodland stamp set – bunny image
- Nesting Deckle A2 dies – deckle frame
In my humble opinion, there are not really any certain rules you have to follow when using typography as a playful design element on a card. The letters can be a mix of fonts or colors. They can be aligned perfectly centered or to left or right. Just play around with placement and any additional design elements. That’s exactly what I did when creating this card design.
I knew I wanted the letters in a few different colors. I wasn’t exactly sure what order the colors would be in. I thought kind of random would be best so I decided to die cut from white card stock and use water colors. This was the easiest way for me to play around with the order. I die cut and water colored extra letters so I could change them up until I found a nice balance of all the colors. To help with placement when adhering them, I used a t-square ruler. I also suggest using a dot adhesive for this. I’ve found that dot adhesive is more forgiving if you need to make adjustments in spacing. I can gently pull up the letters and reposition without doing any damage. One last tip I have for making the typography extra playful, is to replace a letter or two with an image like I have done using the bunny in place of the i.
This is adorable, Leanne! I love how vibrant and playful it looks with those watercolored letters. Thanks for the idea of using a sticky dot for placing the alphas, that’s just genius! But especially thanks for inspiring me to create my own version of a card like this!