Design Thoughts: The main design elements I considered when designing this surprise party invitation were contrast and the use of lines.
Contrast: I chose a black background with white contrasting lettering. I also added a gold confetti background which contrasts nicely on the black background. In order to add a pop of color, I added two coral lines around the date and time. I also chose two contrasting fonts with layer effects on "Shhh" and "Surprise" to make them contrast even more.
Lines: I chose to use lines around the pertinent information in the invitation. These lines help draw the eye to the important details, such as the date and time. They also clearly separate the different informational elements.
Alignment: I chose to align the main portion of the text along the bottom portion of the invitation with the announcement large and at the top.