Pig Roast Extravaganza

The Van Overs roast a pig every year and I adore that even though they live in Indiana, they call me every summer and ask for new ideas for their annual shindig. (That just gave me an idea for next year’s invitations….hmmm, “Pig Shindig”!) This year’s invitations blew the others out of the water- this was by far, the prize hog at the county fair. We used an indigo bottom layer of cardstock and a nice deep blue ink to match, coupled with a rusty red envelope and accent ink to coordinate, and printed everything on a pale grey stock called London Fog that gave it just the right amount of grit. I particularly like the “seal of approval” we used as a design element- this is one of those invitations that makes me happy just looking at it because it’s such a happy marriage of things I love…fonts, graphics, stocks, colors… it’s bacon-tacular (much like this clever site, which meat-lover computer nerds will appreciate).