Spreading out the news of your newborn baby could be fun and enjoyable times. As busy as the parents could be, their baby birth announcements should be carryout effectively and efficiently. One of the most effective ways to do it is by sending out the birth announcement cards to your long list of friends and families. These baby announcement cards are not just any ordinary cards that showed only certain details. Nowadays, this type of cards has to become the art of presenting the first impression of the newborn baby.
In general, the details that required for any particular baby announcement cards are the baby’s name, the gender, date of birth, and the photo(s). Most of the details are already discussed on the previous post of birth announcement cards. Crafting the best ever announcement card for your precious newborn shall be worth remembering and promising one with its own uniqueness and creatively design. The cards could be done as personalized birth announcements created by you or even better to leave all the troublesome of creating the best and most compelling birth announcement cards to the professional card’s designer.
As a sequel of the previous one, here are 4 idealists of guidelines for superb creation of birth announcement cards:
Taking the Perfect Photo – He or she will become the main subject and the purpose of the whole agenda. One of the main tasks is to take the baby’s photo(s). It has been said that taking baby photographs is the hardest task for a photographer to do. The baby doesn’t do any posing or responds to any instructions, hence timing is impeccable. Timing will determine whether the attractiveness of the baby remains and the best time for photograph session is also important. If the timing is right, the outcomes of those photos would be great and satisfying upon your baby’s birth announcement cards.
Happy and Comfortable – Make sure the baby is comfortable and in a good mood. With enough sleep, feed, and dress up nicely, it should make the job much easier. Note that, babies are very sensitive, especially when it comes to cold temperatures. Hence, the room temperature should be adjusted to comforting the baby. Some baby may not like the flash lights, and some afraid of strangers around; so for that the easiest way to resolve this are to take the picture of him or her while asleep. No further action needed…
Black-or-white or Color Photo – The photos of the babies could tell lots of stories just by looking at it. If it is colored photos, we might be able to imagine the real appearance of the baby and also things like colors of the eyes, hair, and skin. On the other hand, black and white photos might inflict an element of surprise whereby to urge the parent’s friend and families to come over and meet the newborn in person. Nonetheless, there is not much you can tell from the photo except the pose must be good.
Sharp or High Resolution – The photograph quality should be emphasized and this normally archived by taking the baby’s photo at high resolution. The photo sharpness is determined by its pixels and only few digital cameras capable of producing top notch photographs. The advantage of having sharp pictures is the ability to edit it for so many purposes if requested, like resizing it into the photo album, frame, and so forth. A stunning sharp photographs for making baby birth announcement cards becomes a trend nowadays.
Color Names or Class – Colors are as important as the baby’s photographs. Software programs for digital painting like Photoshop and Corel Painter have lots of color to choose from without going through the mixing process. Starts from the basic colors like blue, red, yellow, green to more variations like cyan, pea green, magenta, violet, and the rest. You can also try to use another color class like watercolor, pastel, oil, and etc., which made available for digital painting.
Color Mixed – There are 3 primary colors, namely as blue, red, and yellow. When two primary colors are mixed together, they create secondary colors; green, orange, and purple. And when a secondary color is mixed with a primary color, a tertiary color would be produced. Tertiary colors are red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet. Most artists will know this mixing principle, whether they are doing original or digital paintings.
Shade and Gradient – Nevertheless, another great feature to have for creating the baby’s birth announcement cards of your precious one. Shade or shadow works well with words and gradient with the background but it all depends whether it is necessary or not. Sometimes by providing one simple color is enough and can match or blend well with the second or third color of your choosing.
Blending Mode – If the colors that used for crafting your baby birth announcement cards do not blend well, it will sometimes hurt the viewers’ vision. Try to view the striking colors of blue and red, and as a result, uneasy over your retina.
The Fonts or Alphabets
The Sizes – This pretty much straight forward and can be adjusted to your own taste as long as it is readable. The customization that you can do with this is to mix around between small and big capital letters. Another trick is to make different sizes of each alphabet, plus the mixing up of small and big caps.
The Themes – Theme fonts are the most useful and remarkable features for assembling any words. There is an excessive amount of themes to choose from but in our case, not all are suitable for baby announcement cards. For instance, check through the theme selections in Microsoft Word like version 2007 and see what kind of option layout for creating the announcement cards. This is the most common face of the fonts provided generally for words typing task (documentation). If you want more options, here we outline one big list for you to tryout: Swing Font, Philly Sport Font, Pepita Font, New Berolina Font, LeAsterix Font, Gill Floriated Capitals Font, Falstaff Festival Font, Dujour Font, Dorchester Script Font, Curlz Font, Churros, Chauncy Decaf, Brush Script Font, Accent Font, Wubble, Monoline Script, Mercurius Script Bold Font, Matura Regular Font, Louisville Script, Loopy Fiasco, Hudson Font, Florentine, Easterbuns, Desard, Cartoon Font, Broadway Font, Bobby Zee, BoaScript, Balloon Bold, Ashley Script Font, Andy Bold Font, Amber, Othello Pro Font, Contemporary Brush Regular Font, Contemporary Brush Extra Bold Font, Avon Font, Ashley Crawford Font, and April Font.
Bold or Italic – Both of this features rather useful or not necessarily needed. For simple birth announcement cards, it maybe useful and might be mixing it around by resizing the fonts. Most elite software like Photoshop also had this features included.
WordArt Style and Symbols – Another feature that you might interest in is the WordArt. This kind of style enables you to project any words into different angles or dimensions (2D or 3D). Another cool option that you can tryout is the symbols. It contains the symbol sign like the copyright, trademark, mathematics, sciences, Roman numberings, and so forth.
The Layouts or Design
The Frames or Box – Another important element to setup is the frame or box (sometimes known as palette). These boxes are very useful when text or wording is required and to show some separation of elements. For instances, you could put the baby’s name in the first box, then the birth date into the second, and some phase of words on the others. Whatever it is that you’re putting inside, it will be a cool feature plus adding different colors in it.
Frame / Box Shapes – Normally, rectangular are the most preferred shapes for frame boxes. Why not try other than rectangular or square shapes like circle, triangle, elliptical, diamond, and so on.
Portrait or Landscape – Setting up the page orientation either as portrait or landscape, it doesn’t matter. Both options are acceptable as long as your baby announcement cards arrangement looks nice and have enough space for all your desired details.
Detail Arrangements – This is where the final say would be decided upon your baby’s birth announcement cards. Every element shall be considered, and you may sketch the primary overview of the whole things. This process requires some imagination and creativity in mind. The arrangements of elements such as the photographs, the phrase of words, the baby’s name, numbers for birth date, background, and so on. All the information above would be the determination of what your cards will look like especially as printed birth announcements as the end product.
As a wrap up, the style and unique design of your baby birth announcement cards can be done as accordance to your liking, and the guidelines above will ensure you will archive it. For optimum satisfaction upon crafting the best baby announcement cards, an extra effort and amount of time are required. One way to speed up the whole process of creating the most compelling birth announcement cards are by leaving all the hardship you have to the professional card’s designer as they are the best for this task.