Our annual Elf Party is coming up in early December.
We didn’t have it in 2013 due to our vacation to Hawaii, but this year Elf Party IV will be back! This past weekend I made some invitations for the party. I wanted to hand-letter my favorite quote from the Elf movie, so I drew some pencil lines and sketched out my lettering in pencil first. Then I went over it with my Sakura Micron pens.
After I erased my pencil marks and fixed up my lettering a little more with my Microns, I was happy with what I had.
I scanned it and then pulled it up into Adobe Illustrator to digitize the lettering. I used the Live Trace function to digitize it. Then I changed the colors of the digitized lettering for my invitations.
I printed them onto matte photo paper in A2 size.
I trimmed them and adhered them to red cardstock.
I was pretty happy with how they turned out! Not bad for a Saturday’s work! I’ve sent out the invitations to our Elf Party friends. Now I need to get started on my party favors!
If you like this digitized version of my hand-lettering…