Inspiration: Everyday Cards - BBQ Free Download May 18, 2017 05:00
Memorial Day is coming up which will officially start BBQ season! Did you know that you can download a free BBQ Everyday Card to use as an invitation for any of your upcoming summer barbecues? Regardless of whether a barbecue means pork, brisket, or hot dogs and hamburgers, we've got you covered.
Before we settled on the final design for the free download, we went through several options of what the card should look like. I (Becky) take the lead on designs and after I get to a starting point with one or more options, MB and I will discuss, make corrections, then I'll make changes, we talk again, lather rinse repeat until we're both happy with where we land. For this card, I started by thinking of all the things that could possibly mean BBQ, then finding images of each of the items for inspiration. From those images, I created digital drawings of individual items. For me, the easiest way to create these is in AutoCad. I love to use Illustrator, but because of my day job as an architect, I personally am more comfortable drawing vector images (particularly those with curves) in Cad. From Cad, I can then export the file to a .eps and open that to manipulate in Illustrator. I used Illustrator to then create several iterations of the layout of the actual card. As mentioned above, MB and I discussed them all, made some adjustments, and then agreed on the final option. See below for the preliminary designs and the final free download!
And the final design that you can download today is...
Download yours today and don't forget to invite us to your BBQ too!