A dear friend sourced beautiful wood and textured paper sleeves for her reception invitations and asked me to design the paper inserts.
The most striking element of the folder was the scalloped wooden heart in its centre and I knew that I had to use it as a unifying symbol across her stationery suite.
I recreated the scalloped heart motif in vector format and also produced a digital cutting file should she want to incorporate the symbol into her event decor.
The suite comprised the primary detailed invitation, a dua (prayer) for the couple and a map to the venue.
I submitted this book cover design concept for the Burnet Media Young Visual Designer Cover Competition 2011 and it made the short-list.
Christoff van Wyk’s design went on to claim top spot.
Click here to view his winning cover and the other short-listed designs.
I won last year’s round with my cover concept for Zuma’s Bastard by Azad Essa.
Preparing for Eid and maximising one’s ibaadah in these final moments of Ramadaan can be quite the juggle.
If Eid gifting is on your lengthy last-minute-to-do list, here’s one less thing to occupy your head-space.
I’ve put together these Eid Mubarak cards for you to download and print.
Assemble the cards by printing each one on an A4 sheet of paper.
Follow the grey line and trim off the white border.
Orientate your paper so that it’s print side up and in landscape position.
Fold the paper in half horizontally. If you’re familiar with origami, this would be a mountain-fold.
Fold the paper in half again; this time the crease will be vertical and you’ll have the printed image on the front of the card which will now open from left-to-right.
The card will be blank on the inside, leaving you plenty of space to pen in your message and aadiyah for a loved one.
Click here to download the printable Eid cards pdf file (includes all three versions of the card).