In Texas, we throw a lot of Fiestas – for any occasion – birthday, retirement, graduation, engagement, couples shower, baby shower… just about any occasion can justify a Mexican-themed party. So we are constantly needing new and fresh fiesta invitation designs to offer customers.
This design was inspired by a throw pillow. Yes, as odd as it sounds, I’ve been loving the colors on this pillow on my chair ever since I got it. A few weeks ago, while designing this Mexican fiesta invitation:
I thought to myself: “What other things could I put behind the letters?” (other than the Mexican paper flag designs). It occurred to me that colorful stripes might do the trick – in an arrangement that I already know is pleasing to the eye. Ding! My favorite throw pillow.
The colors are bright, but arranged in layers with similar tones – purples and pink and reds, then shades of green, then red/orange/yellow. The gradation of color is cheerful and festive, so it’s perfect for a fiesta! On a whim at the last minute, I added a pinata silhouette (also bearing the stripe)…
And then I created this variation too:
With the addition of a colored envelope and these adorable flag stamps from the post office, it looks quite festive! What do you think? Would you use this for your next Fiesta?