Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Doubly Happy

Back in November, I submitted a Save-the-Date design to Minted.com, and in January, the Minted crew sent me an email, informing me that my design had been selected for sale (Wahoo!!) and letting me know I had 2 weeks to resubmit the design in Illustrator in 3 different color ways. (Ahh!!) Panic set in. My Illustrator skills were severely lacking. So after some intense Illustrator lessons with a friend of mine, I submitted the fronts and backs of the card + skinny wraps and envelope liners within the 2 week deadline. Wahoo again! I owe my friend a HUGE thank you for all her help and education! So, thank you!!

The colors I chose were neutrals (white and gray or gray and navy) since neutrals go with everything, but staying true to the traditional Chinese wedding colors, I chose red also. Plus, red is fantastic.

Then, last week while on vacation, the Minted crew sent another email with a link: the new Save-the-Dates were up! YAY!! I now present my official design which can be found here:

This link in the picture (above) lets you preview the 3 color ways (seen below),
the front of the skinny-wrapper, and several of the backer options .

The 3 colorways. The backer has a large double-happiness character in the middle.

I am so excited about this! I've been playing with paper and doing art for so long--and plus I have a strong fondness for cards and other "happy mail." It's wonderful to see something I made for sale by a company that makes such wonderful products.