Monday, March 19, 2012

Indian / Bollywood Party - Part 1 {invitations}

I started planning Sophie's birthday party months ago. I started a pin board, and had fun collecting all sorts of ideas about Indian culture. You can see my board HERE.

I made this invitation in picnik, and thought you might like to see the process.

I started with a piece of clip art... actually a coloring page I found on Activity Village. You can see the original page HERE. I brought it into picasa, and cropped the boy out, then collaged it, placing the girl on the side.

Next, I brought the picture to picnik, then added the circle and stamp and saved it. I like saving along the way, otherwise, things start moving around when you add text and other elements.

Next, I added the oval, and faded it, so that I could put most of the text on it, and the text would stand out, but the other designs would still show.

Next, I added the text.

I also made a CD cover to slip into the cd's I was giving to my helpers as gifts. But, the night before the party, my computer crashed, and I didn't get to print them or burn the cd's :( You make the cd cover by using the invitation before adding text, cropping it to cd size, and then adding words.

I love how it turned out, and brought it with my to an Indian market. I showed it to the girl working there. She loved it, and said it would be perfect for a baby shower. She was pregnant. I offered to send it to her, and she told me she was having a boy, so I hurried and whipped up these boy invitations. I e-mailed them to here, but never did hear back. Maybe I wasted my time?


Unknown said...

I'm so so sad that picnik is shutting down, I have been trying out other sites, but haven't found one as user-friendly or with as many options. Your invite looks great!

Twinkie Mom said...
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Twinkie Mom said...

Love your ideas!
I love these invites too. I have boy/girl twins and want to make a bollywood theme for their next birthday. How much would you charge to share the ivnite? Thanks, Car

Anonymous said...

Great design!!! I am a teacher planning a unit on India for next year. I love the combination of fonts you used for "Indian Style". Can you please share the names of these two fonts and where you got them. Thanks!!!

restlessrisa said...

All the fonts I used were from picnic by picasa. They are still available. I am not sure of the names, but you will see them there when you look. Good luck, and I hope to see what you did. Did you see the Diwali lanterns and the footless sandals we made? I bet the kids would love it!

Thanks fr your kind words!


Rupa said...

These are so cute! And, so sweet of you to whip up a boy version for the girl at the market. I'm currently planning an Indian elephant theme first birthday party for my son (he's half Indian). Great job!!

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