As I’ve said in some of my previous posts, I’m trying to save money this holiday season, so I have been taking photos of family as presents. I made some time last night to start on Cici & Nick’s Christmas card (which Cici has asked me to make over the past couple of years). I’ve never really been happy with the designs I’ve done for them in the past since they were all done in a rush, but I think I’ve finally made something that I can be more proud of for them.
Since they decided to not take any photos in “Christmassy” clothes, I was worried that their card wouldn’t look festive enough, but then I stumbled upon minted.com. I found a LOT of lovely Indie inspired Christmas and holiday cards on that site, so I was inspired to create something with the photos I had of them from the park. I think it turned out alright, but I’m worried about printing. I’ll probably have to reconfigure the size of the photo so that the text doesn’t get cut off from the edges, BUT that would completely ruin the composition since I relied heavily on the placement of the lines within the squares and rectangles on the colorful background as design elements.
We shall see. I hope they like it!