Today our spotlight is shining on designer Karla Dudley. Karla is one amazingly talented woman! She’s a graphic designer, a papercrafter, a published scrapper… she’s one crafty momma!
Here’s how you can keep up with the latest news and info from Karla:
Now let’s take a peek at some of Karla’s beautiful designs! Her papers are full of beautiful colors and patterns—just perfect for printing! Not only that, she has a real knack for playing with fonts and will often add her own handwriting to her kits. These stamps and word art make for an easy way to make a great card or add a finishing touch to a project! Here are a few great “highly printable” goodies from Karla’s shop:
Here are a few lovely projects I hunted up from our gallery today! First, here is a great card created by Jacinda, showing a creative way to put all of Karla’s beautiful word art into action. She used Karla’s Printables – No. 1 Dad brush pack for this project:
Here’s a set of gift card holders that Mari made using Karla’s Joy collection:
And here’s an adorable little card from Savitri using Karla’s Zander: Play paper pack:
I decided to have some fun playing with Karla’s papers myself! I picked the Pamela paper pack and tried out one of the new templates from The Cutting Files (I used the Cake Box). I love that these new templates are both compatible with die-cutting machines and Photoshop! I don’t have a fancy-pants cutting machine yet—I can only be jealous of everyone else’s fancy-pants cutting machines right now. But I love that I can still use these fabulous templates because they come in .psd format, too!
Here’s the cake box I made:
And I also needed to make a thank you card, so using this pretty card by Jeryn as inspiration, I made this:
I took the paper from the kit and shrunk it down to be 6 x 6 instead of 12 x 12. I know that Basic Grey used to release these 6 x 6 paper packs that were just perfect for card markers because they made it so you could get more pattern in a smaller space, so I used their idea here on my card. I love how it turned out! Yes, even my messy handwriting.
I hope you enjoyed seeing Karla’s beautiful goodies in action! If you try some of her designs for your next project, be sure to let me know! I’d love to see a link to your creations.
Until next time—happy crafting!
Other Articles by Nicole Seitler:
- Spotlight on: BasicGrey - February 26th, 2011
- For the Love of Hybrid! - February 24th, 2011
- Spotlight on: Jennifer Fox Designs - November 20th, 2010
- Make your own Autumn Centerpiece - November 8th, 2010
- Spotlight on: Dysfunctional Design - September 25th, 2010