Evolution of a Baby Shower Invitation

Later this month I’m teaming up with my sister in law to throw a shower for my other sister in law. Honestly, both my brothers did FANTASTIC jobs picking out sisters for me {and I’m sure these gals make pretty rockin’ wives as well}.

My baby brother and his wife are having a little boy. Before becoming “Mom” she has been known as “Auntie Ducky”. I wanted to reflect that in her shower invitations. Here is what the final shower invite looks like:

I used a large stamp on the left. The right is 2 shapes cut with my Cricut (yes, I had to pull out the “big guns”). The aqua was rubbed with distress ink, as were the edges of the card. To keep the colors going, I used the distress ink to stamp the large stamp on the left. I colored in the duck, and added a little raffia to the hole in the tag. Honestly, I wish it didn’t have a hole, but that’s the way it came off the Cricut, so I just went with it.

Unfortunately, getting it to this point was tough. Super tough. I don’t normally have trouble coming up with and executing an idea, but this one I really struggled through. Nothing was good enough. And some of these are very over-designed because I was already sick of the idea, so I played around with it to see if there was an element I really liked that I could pull into a new card. One that I was willing to make 29 more of to send out as invites.

What do you think? Do you ever struggle through the design process?

Comments

  1. Yes, all the time! And I make cards for a living. LOL There are times a design comes quickly, and there are times I go through exactly what you shared here. It can be maddening when that happens! I really like your final choice a lot, and the raffia on the tag is nice. I’ve seen many cards that have a “tag” attached to it, so you’re on trend there. 🙂 I also love the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th designs from the bottom. 🙂

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