I haven't posted any work in quite some time. I am not the best when it comes to documentation of a finished job. Besides that, I'm not sure any one would find the glamour in every brochure or direct mailer that come off the press. Today however, I'd like to share a little piece I came up with for a baby shower invitation (the fun stuff) given for a friend of mine.
The hosts of the shower decided to use "nesting" as an underlying theme for the party but rather than your standard baby-chick-decor they decided to go with the beautiful paper crane as somewhat of an icon. I thought this was a fun way to also symbolize marital bliss, happiness, good fortune and peace for a mom-to-be. The colors for the party were pink, orange and yellow.
All of the above inspired me to come up with the following 3 part invite.
The first page in the set is the actual invitation to the party. The second page is a how-to diagram on folding paper cranes. Since this job was gifted (for non-profit) I decided to use a beautiful instruction sheet created by My Trinh Ha I found on papercrane.org then I just added my own elements to form a cohesive look. This second page was printed on vellum paper for a variation in texture as well as opacity.
Through the vellum you could see the third page which was a piece of decorative rice paper in which the prospective party goer would be able to fold their own crane using the provided instructions. A strand of colored crafting floss accompanied the invite for displaying the crane after folding.
Everything was clipped together, stuffed into a square and labeled envelope, then sent off to the post.