I had a lot of ideas for this card, a few surrounded by the idea of a lightening bolt because I happen to have one tattooed behind my right ear. My wife and I got it done a year and a half into being with each other because in our first apartment together I spray painted a bolt onto our wall in gold and black.
I wanted to have a simple color scheme using a black background with gold lettering. To find the gold I was looking for I googled a few color codes for a nice gold I found online.
The fonts I used for the front and back are Dynamo and Archian Night. I know it is a little risqué to include two fonts but both fonts, I think, complement each other and show my personality.
I wish that the font on the back was more clear. Originally I had the font on the front, FF Archian Night, on the back as well but it looked really distorted so I spent quite some time looking for a font that would go well with the original one I picked out and still embodied some of the buzz words that I brainstormed. If I had a better printer and access to embossing tools I would have made the card more streamlined.
I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to print double sided from my illustrator file. It kept printing the first side over and over until I almost ran out of ink! After a while I realized that the bleed borders were printing somehow so I had to adjust the size of the image. I couldn’t figure out a way to make the bleed borders a different color so that I could cut the cards out to size after the printed result.