This is the first official baby announcement for An Inkling Design! I have made some other baby/toddler event stationery, but this is the first announcement and I couldn't be happier with how it came out!
Jacob's Mommy wanted to have a theme inspired by his crib bedding. However, I wanted to make sure that this announcement had Jacob as the main focus. I decided to take a loose interpretation of his bedding in using the shapes and colors, but not the main jungle theme.
I first placed his photo on the card to ensure he was the sole focus of this announcement. I then interpreted a leaf graphic from his bedding and made it a bit more modern and used it as an accent element for the card.
Next, I focused on the text. I wanted his name to be bold, playful and young. I used a bright green that kept with the colors from his nursery and chose a sunflower yellow as the accent color to tie everything together. We kept the copy light and to the point, allowing plenty of space for your eye to focus on Jacob's photo. The font used draws your attention and with the detailed shadow, becomes very playful.
I rounded the corners because I wanted soft edges to reflect that softness a newborn brings into our lives.
Congratulations Lisa & Stew!