Ships Ahoy, Illustrated Pirate Themed Baby Shower Invitation


I just love collaborating with Jess on all these shower invites for our church! She asked for a combination of “starry night” and “pirates” and then we both wrote to each other simultaneously to depict a pirate ship silhouette at night. We were both so excited that it didn’t take long to complete the invite—it’s crazy how fast you can complete a design when you’re struck with inspiration.


I quickly mocked up a sketch so I wouldn’t lose focus once I started on the digital version, illustrated the various pieces with pencil and marker, scanned them in, and then used Illustrator to complete the design.


Another fun aspect of this shower’s pirate theme, is that our home is immensely decorated using trunks, pirate ships, and glass bottles so Jess was able to borrow a lot of the pieces in our home to decorate the shower—like the trunk I used in the first photograph.

Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse behind the design!

P.S. Jess is such a good shower planner! I loved how she served up a hot chocolate bar to go with the starry night theme. We also worked on the Central Park Picnic and Woodland Creatures invitations along with a church luncheon invite together—plus a ton more that haven’t even been posted!


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