"Get Inspired by Packaging" focuses on strategies for using Vanessa Spencer's fabulous "brown paper packages" cover of Take Ten to make cards:
Our first strategy was to keep close to the original piece, using the same basic layout, color scheme, materials, etc. The second strategy was to change significantly just one component (in this case, color) of the original. Today, we'll change up yet more aspects of the inspiration piece, and we'll have a card that is definitely different yet still respectfully reminiscent of the source of inspiration!
Working off my white version of the card, I decided to see what would happen if I rotated the layout and eliminated the label in favor of a different sort of image. Several design tweaks were needed as a result.
The central bow looked odd on the vertical, so I shifted the bow to roughly a third of the way from the top of the card, and then placed the long horizontal sentiment a third of the way above the bottom of the card. The vertical baker's twine balances the horizontal sentiment, and the pink heart gives a little weight to the right side of the design to balance the bow.
--the basic layout, just rotated
--the baker's twine, which is just fabulous!
--the simple, clean design
What I Changed:
--colors (though I kept it simple like Vanessa's)
--the focal point image (no label, added sentiment and heart)
--details of the layout (balanced bow and focal point to accommodate the rotation)
What do you think?
Tomorrow, we'll take a look at a different package from Vanessa's cover and tweak it similarly for a different look!
stamps: Papertrey Ink (heart), October Afternoon (sentiment)
paper: PTI white
ink: Real Red (SU), Pink (Memento)
accessories: baker's twine (PTI), dimensionals, 1/8" hole punch, Scor-Pal and bone folder