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The annual Halloween Costume Party invitations have been sent out. Each year I like to top my previous year's effort.
The inspiration for this year's invitation came from an image I stumbled upon on Pinterest. I tracked it down to this Flickr account.
Almost all of the work was done in Photoshop Elements. I just layered images until I got the look I wanted. Then I printed the cover and insides on matte photo paper. I mounted the inside artwork on thin foam to give the invitation a more 'bookish' feel to it.
As always I have to make several prototypes before I get it the way I want to. I was having trouble getting the foam and photo paper to adhere to each other. I finally found that double sided tape from Duck to do the trick. This is by no means meant for archival quality mounting but if you want something to stay stuck together this tape will do the job.
Another tip: If you want a great recommendation for a white pen to write on black envelopes (quite the thing these days) Pentel's Sunburst Gel pen, medium line in white is fabulous. Very opaque.
Yikes! I better get cracking on my costume!