One of my presents for my sister and brother-in-law was to design and print Ryan's birth announcements. Camille was making a really cute baby quilt and wanted the announcement to reflect a similar theme and color scheme.
Truth be told, the design didn't come together very easily. I drew a lot of spaceships, planets, and stars, experimented with clip art and space-themed wingdings, but nothing gelled for me or for Camille. I think I was trying too hard not to copy the fabric designs.
Eventually with additional color direction from Camille and permission from myself to create a more "fabric-like" design, I came up with the final design. I drew the spaceships based on vintage toys and created the stars and plants in Photoshop.
Once I got the thumbs up on the final design, I printed blue, white, and orange ink layers on French Paper's Berrylicious 100 lb cover stock. The announcements looked great once finished and were a special way to celebrate the Ryan's birth even while 600 miles away!