(as a reminder)
However, when I finally sat down to work on the invites, I told Dr. Light, "You know we're not going with books, right?"
He seemed to be surprised. I guess I hadn't explained myself very well, in that I was looking at other people's sample save-the-dates to get design ideas, not subject ideas. Oh, well. He was pretty game for anything I had in mind, and as I buckled down, copy of Photoshop at hand, he cracked open World of Warcarft and proceeded to say nothing for a while.
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So, using my leet Photoshop skillz and the design recommendations from the place we're going to order our save-the-dates from, I downloaded a starter template for 4x6 magnets. Woo hoo!
Then, I got to work. I was going to make a pumpkin. And a lantern! And a signpost. And I was going to do it all using the line tool or a shape, and it was going to be amazing.
Well, it wasn't. My first rendition of a pumpkin looked like an orange oval with a little brown square sticking out of the top. It was pretty bad. I played around with it some more to see if I could make it look more realistic somehow, but yeah, my leet skillz were more like non-skills.
Dr. Light chose this moment to ask me if I could find something more professional. I bitched at him for a moment because I'm so mature, then went searching on DeviantArt for a shape package that had pumpkins. And I found a wonderful package of items! Pumpkins! Stems! Leaves!
I arranged and colored for a while, stretching a pumpkin to be tall and skinny, while shrinking another to be a cute little guy! I went to my sister and my friend Beverly for some wording arrangement help, and they were fantastic.
Finally, we ended up with this:
I'm pretty proud of what we did. Yes, it's more "cluttered" than the simple book idea that had originally been my inspiration, but I wanted all the pertinent information on one side since we were going the magnet route.
I think I'll order a small run of them just to see how they turn out, then order a second batch when we give them our seal of approval!
What do you think?