Four years ago I asked a pretty girl, on her birthday, if she wanted to be my girlfriend (sorry it gets sappier). Since then I’ve made a birthday-versary card that reminds us of these precious years that we spent together just in case we lose count.
In February my girlfriend, Jess, became my fiancé (told you it gets sappier). So nowadays a lot our time has been dreaming about our wedding. It’s been a lot of fun. Really, it has been.
As Jess and I we were planning out our wedding’s identity, we fell in love with black and white patterns and textures. We’re at the point where we want our wedding to look like the love child of artist Jasper Johns and designer Elaine Lustig Cohen. I think they would make a pretty sweet couple.
For this year’s card I wanted to explore what that beautiful love child could look like.
Here’s what I did.
Jess was pretty happy with it. So was I.
And just in case you’re wondering. Here’s a little on how I did it.
Using a paint marker I experimented with different kinds of textures, patterns, and gestures.
Then I picked out my favorite moment that I would apply to the final art and taped off where I would want the messaging to be.
With a game plan in place, I made and assembled the card on a Friday after work. It’s nice having the office to myself. It took me about an hour and a half.
I was surprised to see how well this turned out just by sketching, having fun, and not being scared of what would happen. If I had to do it again, I would use tape that was less sticky. Peeling the tape off almost gave me a panic attack.