This is for those of you who’ve emailed recently inquiring about some of the inspiration behind designs of the “stationery” Designing Moms. Capturing sentiments within 4×6 windows calls for a certain balance between all out whimsy and restraint. And Tori’s beautiful work always seems to possess the right combination of the two.
A Creative Life: Tori Higa Stationery
On my handmade baby and motherhood line:
I was inspired to design this collection because I wanted to celebrate motherhood (specifically for new moms and moms-to-be). I know that I always want to send a pregnancy card or a new mom card to friends because it is such a fun and unique time in life. I also wanted to design traditional motifs for a new baby that have a vintage yet fashionable twist. All of my are inspired by the vintage fabric that I collect. Sometimes I see a pattern and just know that it needs to turn into a greeting card accent.
Inspiration for b on Cardstore.com:
For the last several years I have been designing greeting cards that are handmade with vintage fabric embellishments. So I was inspired to try to bring some of those elements into my photocards for Cardstore.com. I drew inspiration from textile designs, cross stitch, and sewing. I also liked the theme that all children are gifts and sent from above. I tried to portray those sentiments as well. And lastly, I tried to design things that I personally would want to send to friends and family when we announce our next little bundle of joy.