I was so excited when Donna told us she wanted custom Thank You cards. Donna knows how to break the rules and her only guideline for the design of these cards was “nothing bridally”. Okay, done! I mean, this is the woman who walked down the aisle to Metallica’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, in case you need reminding. So I knew I could get a little adventurous with this one. :)
So I decided to go with a vintage-y damask background, but then I grunged it up with textures, some vignetting and a dark palette. The cover image was given a scratchy, old camera treatment, and Andy made this cool Photoshop action to make a rounded border that slightly warps at the edges, like an old tv screen. To really make it pop, we choose a pearl card stock, which is a very thick, very shimmery paper. Holy crap, these cards are hot. There is no other way to describe them. I gasped when I opened the box, for real. :)
The inside shows off a few details from the weddings and the bottom is left blank for Donna to add her own message. The inside has the same shimmery effect as the outside of the card. It’s hard to see it in the photos, but it’s almost a metallic look.
For the back, we kept things simple, with an inset image with one of my favorite black-and-whites from the wedding:
Oh and P.S. for those camera nerds reading this – the camera in the images above is an Olympus Pen-EE S, a half-frame camera circa 1962. I think it’s probably the handsomest member of my camera collection. :)