Are you ready to formally meet another of our new Wplus9 Designers!
It's time to introduce Kara Vrabel and get to know her a little better.
I'm lucky to have very creative parents and have been crafting and creating all my life. I started stamping in 2007 and really developed a passion for it. When I'm not in my craft room you can find me outside taking a walk or riding my bike."
Kara's personal blog: K and R Designs.
Kara will be here all week sharing TONS of inspiration featuring our April 2014 Release. But first, I get to share two of my favorites and break 'em down for you!
Kara is, hands down, a master stamper. Her precision when it comes to stamping out patterns is impeccable. I always enjoy seeing her elaborate patterns created with the most simple of shapes.
This card is a perfect example. Her choice of color here is perfect. Coral. For a masculine card? Oh yes, and it fits in so perfectly that I didn't even realize she had used a shade of pink until I started to break apart the design! Bravo!
She has an incredible eye for creating interesting patterns doesn't she? Here's the step-by-step of how she created this one using Borders & Backgrounds 4.
By using clean lines and angles she's mimicked the flow of the arrow. Matting her sentiment with white using the Epic Dad Die helps push it forward and separates it from the patterned background. Everything just appears to be in it's proper place.
Such a fantastic example of her clean and graphic style!
Next I selected a more feminine example. But it still has a strong graphic appeal despite the use of the organic floral patterned paper.
The clever layering of die cut greetings using the Hand Lettered Hello and Seasonal Sentiments dies is what caught my eye. I love how she used the same paper to cut "love" from to tie the background and foreground together. And again, her gorgeous color palette. Another signature of Kara's in my opinion. She has a great eye for color and where/how to use it.
I hope that you will join me in welcoming Kara to the team. She is such an amazing designer and I just know that you are going to enjoy her work! She will be back each day for the rest of the week sharing more of her work and inspiration. I can't wait!