Watercolor week continues here at Akula Kreative!
Last month, we had the opportunity to custom design a combination holiday/baby announcement card for the Chang family. Sophia, the proud new mom of Baby Lucas, was open to ideas, as long as they incorporated watercolor, calligraphy, mint, and coral.
The first order of business was to paint the watercolor.
The second order of business was to get my favorite calligrapher on board :: Angelique Ink.
With watercolor and calligraphy scans in hand, I came up with 2 tri-fold layouts that would not only communicate "holiday card" and "baby announcement," but also show off the family's beautiful photos by Coco Tran.
When I showed Sophia, she couldn't decide between the two, so we actually ended up printing both!
Here's my favorite part! Sophia loves the look of foil, but I explained to her that foil-stamping can be very pricey when you're printing small quantities of personal cards. So, we came up with a solution :: use custom-cut gold foil stickers! Sure, it would take an extra step to put them on, but the results are altogether stunning and unique!