Featured Artist August, 2015: Brittany Groener of Creative Collection

It’s that time again! Each month on the Card Gnome blog, we’re featuring a Card Gnome artist to share a little history, a little background, and a lot of inspiration!

This month, we’re pleased to introduce Brittany Groener, the calligraphist and artist behind Creative Collection. Brittany is a lifelong artist who recently turned her creative energies toward card-making, and enjoys weaving wit and sass into her work. Welcome, Brittany!


Brittany Groener


Brittany, tell us a little bit about yourself: What got you interested in card-making? 

I've always loved cards. It takes me forever to choose cards in stores because I have to look at all my options before picking. I'm also an artist and love creating, so it only made sense for me to try out making my own cards. I created my first card about six months ago, and felt inspired to make an entire line soon after.


Do you have an online portfolio or a blog where we can view your work?

I do have a blog, but I don't keep up with it as often as I should. 


Do you have a favorite artist? What draws you to that person’s work?

My favorite artist is Andy Goldsworthy. His combination of sculpture and photography is simply breathtaking. The amount of effort and time he puts into his pieces—a lot of which end up getting ruined mid-process—is remarkable. I'm intrigued by his transformation of nature into something even more beautiful than it already is.


Where do you gather inspiration for your work?

For my cards, I like to get inspiration from witty sayings. I try to make them simple and sassy, while still creating something cute and original.


What, in your opinion, is the hardest step in creating your cards?

For me, the hardest step in my card creating process is not adding too much. Sometimes, it's hard not to go overboard with designs, but in the end, I want to be sure to stick with my style.