One of the things I've always loved doing is to design invitations and cards. Although I've done a few cards without photos, it really is more fun for me when I get to use my photos in a fun and unique way. When my friends threw me a baby shower I even insisted on making my own vintage carnival themed invitations. So now that my 2-year old just started preschool, I'm excited about all of the things I can make on his behalf. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I didn't waste any time and wanted to start designing a card right away. I scoured Pinterest for all things Valentine and there were quite a few good ideas. Instead of candy, I opted for bubbles. What kid doesn't love bubbles, right?
I wanted to do a bubble photo shoot with my son. I had this vision of him blowing pretty bubbles and getting fantastic backlit photos with the sun gleaming on the bubbles. Well, as it turned out my son couldn't consistently blow bubbles and it was too windy so the bubbles kept popping. Of course that made him upset, and he spilled the little bottle of bubbles, then tantrum. My dreamy bubble photo shoot ended before it even begun. But all was not lost. I was able to get a picture of him trying to blow bubbles, and I thought it was a good starting point for my bubble Valentine.
I decided to that this photo of him blowing bubbles needed something...like maybe some bubbles. But I couldn't find any good bubbles overlay and the next best thing were hearts. And what's more perfect than hearts for a Valentine's Day card? I found this nice bokeh hearts overlay here that were perfect! I sent it to the printer last night and should be getting them in pretty soon, I can't wait to see how they turn out. Meanwhile, I'm designing a label for the bottles to attach to the card. Anyone interested in seeing the finished product?