It’s always so fun to hear the story of how a designer was inspired to create a particular design. Â Today, Eleanor from EM Papers is sharing the story behind one of her printable wedding invitation designs â€“ a gorgeous red and white invitation suite inspired by the traditional Mexican folk art known as papel picado. Â I love the bold red and white color palette and hand drawn motifs!
From Eleanor:Â Several years ago, when she turned 30, my sister decided to throw herself a â€˜TreintaÃ±eraâ€™ since she had never had a QuinceaÃ±era. Â I designed the invitations for her, using traditional design elements found in papel picado and native Mexican folk art motifs, and my dad printed them letterpress. I later turned the invitation into a blank cardÂ but always felt that the design was ripe to be extended into a full wedding suite.
One of the challenges when designing my download and print wedding stationery, is that I have to anticipate all of the constraints my customers might have. Â For example, not everyone has a home printer than can do borderless printing, so I donâ€™t use full bleeds on items like programs and table numbers. Â This design had so many little elements, like the hand drawn lines and sun/starburst figure that it was easy to pick them up throughout the line and keep the whole suite coherent.
Photo Credits: EM Papers
*EM Papers is one of my fabÂuÂlous sponÂsors; for more on my ediÂtoÂrÂial poliÂcies pleaseÂ click here.