Post # 1
Okay. I have been working on an STD mockup. I know that this will be the first of many versions, so please if it sucks, tell me! I promise I won’t take offense, as long as you give me some advice on how to improve. 😀 I don’t design things and I don’t DIY so this is my first time trying this out.
My fiance and I are getting married on our 7 year anniversary and want to incorporate this into our STD. I really wanted to do magnets, but I wasn’t sure how to get everything I wanted on 1 magnet. Since the magnet will need a holder, I was thinking of creating a 5×7 greeting card, sticking the magnet to the inside and mailing the card out.
I know the card will just end up getting thrown out by most people and they will just stick the magnet on the fridge and forget about the rest, but I felt weird throwing a magnet in an envelope and sending it off. This is what I’ve come up with so far. (BTW, I will probably be changing most of these images. I noticed that I am to his left in almost every photo, how weird!!)
Front of card:
Inside of card with mock-up .jpg of magnet inserted:
Don’t mind the repeat of the magnet photo it’s just a placeholder til our engagment photos come in and I can replace it! 😀
Post # 3
I love this idea!! Very cute. Cant wait to see more.
Post # 4
i like it! with Year 7 being an e-pic, it’ll be great!
Post # 5
My critique would be that the purples don’t seem to be the same shade. In the first photo, it’s more of a pretty plum. In the second, it’s a brighter grape color. I realize it could totally be my computer, but you might want to take a closer look.
Also, the capitalization seems a little inconsisent. Should “Save” and “Date” (at the top) really be capitalized? Finally, the copy says you are getting married “on” year seven. Do you mean “in year seven”? Or are you actually getting married on your 7th anniversary–if so, cool!
I hope these don’t seem like picky critiques! I just want them to be perfect for you. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
Oh sorry, I guess I didn’t read closely! My bad! You totally explained the 7 year thing! I guess I might be a little concerned that the guests might think it’s a typo, too.
Post # 7
Thanks guys! I was kind of nervous about how these would be received.
@babylou: I think you’re right. I don’t think it needs to be capitalized. I’m going to change it and see what it looks like. You are right about the colors, that’s not your monitor!! The .jpg is from vistaprint and that’s all they have. 🙁 I am thinking about getting Future Sister-In-Law to design the magnet graphic for us instead of using the generic vistaprint design. That way it can be in our wedding colors! (Which is the plum on the front of the card)
Hmmm we are getting married ON our anniversary, maybe I will try to fiddle the wording a little and see what I can come up with.
Post # 8
PS. Thanks for being picky, that’s exactly what I need! Fiance just kinda glances at it and goes “yea looks nice”. Haha.