DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

We’ve been up to our ears with floral patterns and soft pastels all summer. Don’t get us wrong, we love it – but we were craving something fresh! We dreamt up this new stamp collection and DIY project with a modern edge and bold, classic type, and we’re in love. The palette of black, white, and kraft was craving a pop of color so we added in a fun swash of turquoise as icing on the cake. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
paper 1 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

paper 2 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

Step One: Stamp your save the date (we used our Modern Type Save the Date stamp) on an A6 kraft card. You’ll want to use a permanent ink, such as Color Box archival, so that it doesn’t bleed when the second color is added. Press firmly but moderately when printing on a flat surface, using your hands to make sure that the entire stamp has been printed. Let dry.

paper 3 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

Step Two: To add our pop of turquoise color, we “splashed” a small cat eye stamp pad down the design, ending slightly below the wording. If you don’t get the coverage you’re looking for, you can touch it up as after your first pass. The benefit to using a small stamp pad vs. paint is that the water content in paint tends to warp the paper as it dries.

paper 4 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

Step Three: Stamp your return address (we used our Modern Type Return Address stamp) with turquoise ink on a cream A6 envelope. We stamped the return address on the back in the lower left hand corner.

paper 5 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

Step Four: For a bold graphic element, we added an envelope liner made with our Brushed Geo, No.2 Patterned paper cut to a 5.75″ x 6.25″ rectangle. Install the liner by taping it in right below the gum line using double sided tape.

Materials

Modern Type Save the Date Stamp

Modern Type Return Address Stamp

Brushed Geo, No.2 patterned paper, in text weight

A6 Notecards in Paper Bag (or other kraft paper A6 flat cards)

A6 Envelopes in Natural

Stamp Pads (full size) in archival black and pigment turquoise

Stamp Pad (small cat eye) in Aqua

Scissors

Double Sided Tape

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

I mentioned last week that we’ve been doing a lot around the house in preparation for Baby No. 2. And while I’m still dreaming about some of our bigger projects, most of the current tasks aren’t all that much fun or pretty – there’s lots of shelf hanging, hole patching, and other little odds and ends going on. It’s all absolutely necessary, but sometimes I just want to bring something pretty into the mix! Back in February we had custom built-ins installed in our living room (which I need to photograph and share with you!), which left a corner of our living room begging for a nice little reading nook. I inherited a couple of antique chairs from my grandmother before she passed a few years ago, so I’m just on the hunt for the perfect floor lamp to complete this little corner!

Ali Cayne Reading Nook Domino Magazine OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

Photo by Brittany Ambridge via Domino from Ali Cayne’s Home Tour (again!)

Pink Living Room Clive Tompsett Photography Skona Hem OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

Photo by Clive Tompsett Photography for Sköna Hem via sfgirlbybay

Erin Gates Stacystyle Cozy Living Room Better Homes Gardens OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

Photo by Michael Partenio / Design by Erin Gates and Styling by Stacy Kunsel via Better Homes & Gardens

Rocking Chair Reading Nook Living Room OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

Cozy living room via Design Sponge

Right now I’m leaning towards either a tripod floor lamp or task floor lamp. A tripod lamp would provide a bit more ambient lighting, which we need in that corner, but I do like the coziness of a task lamp. Either way, I want something with a fairly small footprint (a big arc light won’t work in our space) and a style that isn’t too traditional or fussy. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

OSBP at Home 12 Awesome Floor Lamps OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

1. Land of Nod Cinema Tripod Floor Lamp; 2. Urban Outfitters Stella Floor Lamp; 3. Crate & Barrel Astor Floor Lamp; 4. Ikea Hektar Floor Lamp; 5. Shades of Light Rustic Wood Arc Lamp; 6. West Elm Telescoping Floor Lamp; 7. Schoolhouse Electric Miles Floor Lamp; 8. Blu Dot Perimeter Floor Lamp (probably too modern for us, but I love the pop of color!); 9. Beaded Ball Floor Lamp via Chairish; 10. Robert Abbey Brass Pharmacy Lamp via Lamps Plus; 11. Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Task Floor Lamp; 12. Schoolhouse Electric Mulberry Tripod Lamp

Have any of you found any really great floor lamps lately that you’d like to share? I’m still on the hunt!

Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Today I’m loving this colorful line of illustrated greeting cards and fill-in party invitations from Four Wet Feet. Each design is originally painted by hand in gouache or watercolor by illustrator Shannon Chen!

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards XO Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards Birthday Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards Hello Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Fill In Party Invitations Birthday Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Fill In Party Invitations Tea Party2 Quick Pick: Four Wet FeetFour Wet Feet Illustrated Fill In Party Invitations BBQ Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Fill In Party Invitations BBQ2 Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards Congrats Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards Hello2 Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Four Wet Feet Illustrated Greeting Cards Thanks Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

Lots more right here!

Photo Credits: Shannon Chen / Four Wet Feet

Perpetually Chic’s Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

I love love love a beautiful business card – who doesn’t?!? So I was thrilled when Sarah from Studio SloMo sent over the letterpress and foil stamped business cards and custom business stationery that she designed for her friend Lauren of Perpetually Chic. I love the crisp navy and white color palette – and of course the beautiful calligraphy logo by Julie Song Ink!

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP3 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

From Sarah: My good friend Lauren Craig of Perpetually Chic came to me for help in redesigning her blog from logo to stationery to website. She loves all things simple and timeless which comes across well in this paired down set of business stationery. We used a white and navy duplexed paper with letterpress printing on one side and white foil stamp on the other for her business cards. The clean letterpress printed notecard showcases the “Perpetually Chic” logo Julie Song so beautifully hand lettered. Lauren typically uses a metallic gold pen to address the deep navy envelopes.

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP2 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP4 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Blue White Calligraphy Letterpress Stationery Studio SloMo OSBP5 Perpetually Chics Letterpress + Calligraphy Business Stationery

Thanks Sarah!

Logo Design: Julie Song Ink

Stationery Design + Printing: Studio SloMo

Studio SloMo is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Sarah’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Studio SloMo