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A Texan Romance

With our wedding anniversary coming up this month, I wanted to do something special to commemorate it. Pinterest has without a doubt been pivotal in my inspiration process lately, and this project is no exception. I fell in love with this Etsy artist’s prints (Platypus Design Press), and decided to do a sort of combination between these two:

 

Source: etsy.com via Kelsey on Pinterest

 

I made a silhouette of Texas, then added little hearts in the 3 cities that are important to us. Dallas – because that’s where I was living when we met, Waco – because that’s where he lived and went to school, and where I eventually moved to join him (I also went to school there before we met, so I already knew and loved the city) and Lake Jackson – his hometown, and where we live now. I added our names and wedding date in the fonts used in our wedding stationery with the city names below. The navy and red colors are to match the decor in our living room, we have two navy accent walls and red curtains (and soon to be red coffee table!).

I got it printed at Walgreens, using their 11×14 poster size option for $7 with a 30% off posters coupon I scored off RetailMeNot.com. They always have great Walgreens photo coupons, so I totally recommend checking them out the next time you place a photo order. The quality of the print is excellent. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the paper is thick and smooth. I love it! It’s different from their normal photo paper. Now I have to decide whether I want to frame it (very tempting! Especially with my new custom framing Skillz) or use spray adhesive to mount it on canvas. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m totally feelin’ the frame. Painted red. Need to get on that, stat!

For those of you who love this idea, I highly suggest visiting Platypus’ etsy shop. Her prints are very reasonably priced at $24, and she offers a wide range of options and customizations! Or you could always download some clip art and make your own version. Then the options are endless!

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  1. Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co

    LOVE the result! Now… where is it going to hang? :)

    1. I don’t know yet! I think after I build a frame I’ll have a better idea

  2. Nichole

    LOVE this idea!! What program did you use to make it?

    1. I work with Adobe Illustrator, but something like this could also be done in Word or Powerpoint if you don’t have fancy software

  3. Stacia

    I love this poster. You’re very talented. And your coffee table will be so incredible in red!

  4. Amanda

    Very cute! I love it!

  5. Kahli

    Oh wow this is very cute. I think it would look great in a red frame! And maybe I need to check out my own Walgreens from printing options now :). Thanks for visiting our blog!

    1. Wow, Kahli, you’ve got to be the most dedicated blogger I’ve met! Not only a reply on your blog to my comment, but you’ve already popped over to view mine. Definitely impressed with your dedication, will definitely be taking a leaf out of your book and being more active in the community!

  6. Jill

    Brooke, this is a really neat idea. I love when people come up with things we can take the idea from and make our own. I love how you did yours with the same font you used for your wedding.

  7. kelsey

    I really love it! It looks so cute!! And you did it so fast!

  8. Candace

    What fonts did you use?

    1. Hi Candance, I used Nashville and Oklahoma. Kind of funny now that I’m thinking about it, none of those are “Texas” fonts!

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