Hi, happy readers. I’m asking for your help.
I’m designing the invitation for a mini bridal shower that I’m helping to plan for one of my close school friends, and I’d like some feedback on the mockup I’ve made:
What do you think? Should I get rid of the words on top? Should I choose a less-busy pattern for the teacup? Is the flower distracting? I’d love your feedback. Please tell me how to proceed.
I’ll be going to hunt for cornflower blue paper and doo-dads tomorrow (her wedding color is cornflower blue). You wouldn’t believe it, but I spent my afternoon scouring three different stores for cornflower blue paper, and came up utterly empty! You’d think it’d be part of the normal range of colors for scrapbookers, but apparently it’s not – they had aqua, yes; and teal, yes; and purple, yes – but nothing close to cornflower…no wedgewood/periwinkle/indigo…not even slate! Hopefully I will have better luck at Village Stationers’ and University Arts tomorrow.
I was, however, able to pick up some lovely chocolate brown cards and envelopes and pretty shell grey ribbon at JoAnn Fabrics today. At a good price, too! The cards were $3.99 for a box of 10 (not the best price in the world, but cheaper than buying a box of invitations), and I got two 9-ft. spools of ribbon at $0.10 each (The labels said $0.50 in the clearance basket, but it rung up at the register as $0.10, so I guess the higher price must have been an earlier markdown…) For those of you who are texturally-oriented, like me, feast your eyes (courtesy of my new lens, which finally arrived about 2.5 weeks ago):
And while I’m at it, I think I’ll show you the mother’s day cards I made for my mom and my maternal grandmother (she and my grandpa live with my parents at home; my paternal grandparents are deceased).
These actually aren’t the final versions. I added a few solid metallic hearts to balance out the composition after I took these photos. (By the way, for those of you who follow my very intermittent posts, do you recognize the washi paper?)
Bunny rabbits for my mom (both she and my grandma were born in the year of the rabbit – in different decades, of course – but my grandmother is afraid of rabbits because their pointy noses remind her of rats, so I gave the bunny card to my mom instead):