Ships Ahoy, Illustrated Pirate Themed Baby Shower Invitation

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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.

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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.

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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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