Monday, September 12, 2011

Housewarming Party Invitation

Well it’s been over a month since I last wrote about it (here), and this invitation was definitely a trial. I had a hard time getting the idea in my head on paper.  First the lanterns wouldn’t come out right and then it seemed like too much was going on.  On a whim I added in the fireflies (the little yellow dots, not sure you can see them or not) and those took time to perfect as well.  As you can see from the finished product it took quite the turn from its original conception but I like it.  I think the finished product looks more like a party for adults, and less like a child's birthday party (not that there’s anything wrong with a birthday party!)

See the magic below!

First I wanted to stick with my text theme from before, but it wasn't working out the way I wanted to

Then I thought i might print it on a creme or beige background

Next I thought I might add some fireflies and make give it more of an evening feel

Finally, I decided that less is more, kept the fireflies, ditched the background color and called it a day

Here is the finished product.  I really love the lanterns, they turned out better than I thought they would.  You can purchase them here on my Etsy Shop (and, if you like any of the early versions, I can clean them up and make those too!)

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