Screenprinted cards

Posted on Illustration

When Elly was seven months pregnant, she and her boy man-friend Arjen approached me to make the cards to announce the arrival of baby Sue. The best thing was; they wanted me to illustrate and screen print the cards by hand. Making it a beautiful, personal and fun project to work on.

For the illustration, they wanted something that represented their family of (now) four, and their happy and positive spirit. That’s why we went with the balloons, spelling out Sue’s name. Out of several combinations and testprints combining pink, white, gold or mint green, Elly and Arjen chose for red and gold. As Elly is of Chinese heritage, these colours represent fortune, joy and happiness to her. Making the cards even more personal.