Recently, I've had some requests to design greeting cards for congratulating newly married couples and to welcome newborns. I figured it was a good idea to get a few of those designs completed now before I become fully dedicated to the craziness of preparing cards for the holiday season.
Two weeks ago, Mr. ChunkyPineapple and I worked together to design our first wedding card. We did so with a specific couple in mind. Our friends' wedding invitation theme was "Two Monkeys in Love". They're a pretty casual, fun-loving pair, so I decided that a hand-drawn design would be most appropriate for them. That's where Mr. ChunkyPineapple and his drawing skills came in. I explained my general concept and made a couple rough drawings and a few hours later, we were ready to scan the drawing into pdf format for editing with Adobe Illustrator 4. Then, I used my Gocco to flash the screens and I chose to print the monkeys in brown with a bold orange for the greetings.
Don't they look happy? =)
If you know a couple of goofy or quirky monkeys that you would like to congratulate, you can find these cards (and more photos) here.