I've been busy finalizing my cousin's baby announcement (Baby Mia was born yesterday! Happy 0th birthday, Mia!), when a good friend from pharmacy school in Seattle saw my design on the blog, and commissioned me to do her wedding's thank you card!
I still get this warm and fuzzy feeling when someone want me to put my creative touch on these momentous occasions in their lives. It truly is an honor.
So, with such a responsibility in mind, I set out to design something that'll be modern, romantic, and in line with her invite's cherry blossom/red/gold theme (the enclosure on the right is her invite, designed by someone else).
And when I saw her jaw-droppingly AMAZING engagement photos (by the talented Danielle at MindCastle Studios), I knew I HAVE to incorporate them for that personalized touch. (The way the light hit them and the cherry blossoms in the original photo is sooooo darn romantic... *swoon*)
And the square card in the photo (left) is my first crack at the design. And as you can see, it's a very rough sketch done with scraps of paper (pardon the smudge marks, I apparently have yet to learn not to touch things before they're fully dry...).
I sketched the cherry blossom here, but the final product will be letterpressed onto the same gorgeous pearlescent Stardream cardstock.
The little "Thank You" note will be set in the same gold acrylic medium I've used recently in a different card to add that extra dimension of richness and texture (everyone can use a little extra bling).
My friend has given me the preliminary thumbs-up (whew!), but we might look at other photos before we finalize the design.
Doing this project makes me want to get married all over again! (to the same guy, of course :P)