Happy Fourth everyone!
For today’s design assignment, I chose to do a cute little post card from one of my favorite places in Virginia; Old Rag Mountain.
There’s a little story behind this mountain. So a while back, I had encountered a back injury at my old job that left me in tremendous pain for a long time. When I found out the damage, I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to run or do strenuous physical activity for a long if not ever. Fast forward a couple years, I started training myself to run again. It was painful (and still is to this day), but I could do it regardless. After running a 5k with my parents, they invited me on a hike up Old Rag and I gladly accepted. Don’t get me wrong, this was a still a stupidly painful hike and when we had reached the summit and came back down, my body was in so much pain that I was unable to move properly for a couple of days…but I was still so proud of myself for doing the very thing I never thought I’d be able to do.
I had a wee bit of frustration with this design. I had initially downloaded a specific vintage font for this postcard but for some odd reason, PicMonkey wasn’t picking it up so I had to make due with what was available.
The photo is another of mine that was taken at the top of Old Rag Mountain which I felt would be perfect for a postcard.
The font I used for “OLD RAG” was called “phosphate” and it gave it a vintage enough feel. For the location and greetings, I used a font called “grand hotel” so it gave it a cute contrast. I did add a sepia filter on top to add to the vintage theme and ta-da!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this postcard design;
Have you ever been to Old Rag (I regret that climb…so painful) or have any suggestions with the design? 🙂