Versatile Invitation Design: Baby Shower Footprint
A baby’s footprint says everything: the innocence,
tenderness and charm of a newborn. These values come to mind of
anyone who sees it. No wonder it is a favorite theme for
occasions that call for such, like that of a baby shower. Here
is a guide on how to use the baby’s footprint in the baby
The first way of using the footprint is to print them on the
invitation. You may use a single or both feet as the main
design. Immediately, your guests will know that it is a baby
shower invitation, just by seeing the footprints. Make the
print standout by using a complementary color to the background
or the paper color.
As a supplementary to the text of the card, baby footprints can
serve as a silhouette background of the text. As a silhouette,
footprints are effective as outlines, instead of filled with
colors. As an outline, only the marks where the baby’s feet
press the ground (balls of the toes and heel and sides of the
feet) are highlighted.
For an animated effect use several small footprints in the main
design or silhouette background. To make it appear like a baby
just walked across the page, reduce the size of the footprints,
as the trail moves from the fore to the rear ground.
Embossing is a process of creating relief on the paper by using
a special tool to engrave the paper. Since this uses a special
tool, it is best to leave the manufacturing of this kind of
invitation to the professionals.
Embossed footprint invitations convey an elegant mood for the
baby shower. Most embossed invitations are monochromatic, that
is, they use a single color for the paper and the embossed
design. However, some printers have the capability to color the
raised portions of the footprint, for an extra fee.
Design and layout can be similar to the printed kind, but it is
best to use the footprint sparingly for a dramatic effect.
Rubber stamps have been around for ages, and it is widely used
in many applications: business, trade, craft and even politics!
As the rubber stamp craft is a well-established industry, you
can find rubber stamps of baby footprints, of varying sizes and
designs. When you have chosen a pattern that suits your
intended invitation design, you can then use it to stamp single
prints or multiple prints inked in a variety of colors.
For a subdued effect, use the stamp as a seal of approval or a
signature of the baby, inviting the guest to the baby
At the party, use the stamps to continue the theme from the
invitation. Stamp them on napkins, thank you cards and game
prizes for a unified effect.
Lastly, use the footprint design as a cutout baby shower
invitation. This is a very interesting application as it veers
away from the conventional 2” X 4” invitation size. Use the
front of the card to announce that there is a baby shower, and
the back, for party details and RSVP information.
Carry the cutout theme to your baby shower by placing baby
footprint cutouts on pathways, floors and even walls.
Use also footprint cutouts for thank you cards, for a uniformed
With such a simple idea, there are many possibilities. Choose
the style to fit your mood and use cute baby shower footprint
invitation cards today!