Wednesday, November 25

Loopy Luxe Wedding Invitation Design

I just received these pictures from Kevin of Jazyrain of an invitation suite I designed. The letterpress printing he does is impeccable! This lettering style I created is called "Loopy Luxe".




This lettering is done with a pointed steel nib, dipped in ink and written with push-and-release pressure. Although there are many pointed pen lettering styles, the basics are the pretty much the same. I particularly love this style with it's happy loops and swirls!



Once I've hand written all the lettering, I scan it in high resolution, clean it up digitally, and send on to the printer.

I enjoy commissions, so if you are in need of custom calligraphy, you know who to call!

Tuesday, November 24

I give thanks for you...



Yes, you!, originally uploaded by Miss Danae.

If you are at all handy creating tags or cards on your computer, please make my day and use this lovely lettering I made just for you!

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Saturday, November 14

Made by Girl Wedding Invitation

I've blogged about Jen's gorgeous LOVE prints before, not imagining that she would be getting married soon, and I'd have the opportunity to create her wedding invitations!



Of course, she has great taste, and knew exactly what she wanted. The invitation and RSVP calligraphy was lettering in black ink and soft white cardstock. I hand painted chartreuse colored flowers on each invitation. (RSVP not pictured.) Head over to Jen's inspiring blog for the post featuring my work and endless daily inspiration.

Thank you Jen!

Saturday, November 7

Laurel Wreath Wedding Invitation Suite

Hello! I haven't been around much I know... I wanted to pop in and share pictures of a recent invitation suite design. Emily was such a sweet bride and was a pleasure to work with.


I so love the colors!! Letterpress printed on Crane's ecru lettra by Jazyrain. Do you see the RSVP? This is actually a double sided postcard RSVP. I think it's such a great idea to do a postcard. I'm showing both sides, printed in alternating chocolate brown and green.





The laurel wreath was a custom design I created especially for this invitation suite per Emily's request. I love taking custom illustration orders, and it was a special "treat" because calligraphy with no adornments seems to be all I have been requested to do recently!


Unfortunately not shown, but I just have to mention - in case you are looking for a unique touch on your own mailings - that a variety of vintage stamps for both the RSVP and the outer envelopes were used. The outer envelopes were also hand calligraphed in ivory lettering, matching the same style as the printed invitation suite. This particular envelope gives you the ecru-on-chocolate look, but is from a different set, which was done in my Spencerian lettering style.


Prior to this, I had also designed Emily's Save the date map...



Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

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