Mushy post alert!!
Ew, mush. I know. Just suck it up haha. This one’s quick!
I’ve seen this cute graphic design art floating around Pinterest for some time now that lists a couples’ most significant dates in their lives together. I made one a while ago but completely forgot about it. Then I opened it up and realized I didn’t like it. The white background was boring and the fonts were sorta lame-o.
This is a great inDesign project for any beginners because it is simply manipulating text boxes and choosing fonts. Nothing too crazy. I picked out our dates (I made one up because I’m not really sure when it was haha) and placed each date in its own text box. I pulled the text box edges to match the edges of the paper, then centered everything.
Then, in a smaller font, I labeled what each date was. I dragged the edges again to the outside of the frame and centered the text.
In a second layer, I added some scrolly embellishments in the corners and along the sides, fading the transparency to 20 percent.
And finally, on a third later, I added a color to the background (same as the accent text and scrolls) and faded it to 10 percent transparency.
See, doesn’t that sound easy?
I definitely want to frame this one for our house. It’s simple and elegant, and it’s a eye-catching way to remind ourselves of our most special dates in our lives together. Speaking of which, 2014 will be a whole decade for us! Holy smokes.
If I find a fancy frame, I might just print it on a white background, minus the swooshiness. Here’s how that looks.
Fonts used: Baskerville (date), Albemarle Swash (explanation), Soft Ornaments Eights (swooshes)