This week we’re sharing this patterned paper download with you. What we love about this simple watercolor pattern is how versatile it is. The uses for it are virtually endless. We are sure you’ll find many to use this lovely artwork and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! –Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
We’ve chosen to utilize this watercolor two ways: as a background for handwritten place cards and as an envelope liner. When we work with wedding clients we always try to help establish a theme that is carried throughout their wedding stationery. We love all the potential uses for this pattern!
To make your own place cards, print the pattern on 8.5″ x 11″ card stock and cut it into 3.5″ x 4″ pieces and then score them in half. We used a calligraphy pen and gold ink to customize the cards.
We continued the watercolor theme with these personal notes. Print the pattern on text weight paper and use an envelope liner template to cut them out. Adding an envelope liner is always a nice touch when sending a thoughtful personal note (or thank you note).
All artwork © 2015 Antiquaria, with DIY tutorials created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is made available for personal use only. 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
Easter is just around the corner – in, um, like a couple of weeks – so today I thought I’d round up a few Easter cards for those of you celebrating the holiday. In addition to the favorites below, you can find lots more over in the Market List here!
2. Sugar Paper
3. 9th Letter Press
4. Paper Source
5. Egg Press
6. Hennel Paper Co.
7. Lydia & Pugs
8. Noteworthy Paper & Press
9. Kiss & Punch
10. Hartford Prints
11. Hennel Paper Co.
12. Grey Moggie
p.s. More fabulous Easter cards in last year’s round up right here – and even more in the Market List here!
These baby shower invitations from Nicole at Floating Specks combine a hand drawn plaid pattern with whimsical hand lettering – all in a rustic color palette of red, black, and white (with a dose of kraft paper). So fun!
From Nicole: After nearly two years of waiting for our family to be blessed with our first baby, we have been very excited for every step of preparation for our little boy, Aidan. For the baby shower, we wanted to stay with the manly and outdoors theme that we picked for Aidan’s nursery, matching alongside the red plaid apparel and gold balloons of our gender reveal photo.
I hand drew the red plaid pattern for the invitation background and added my handwriting for a personal touch. Since there are several ways to spell Aidan, we wanted to make sure our friends and family knew the correct spelling of our baby’s name. We added a name plate that we tied around the invitation and had our gender reveal photo printed on the reverse side.
Photo Credits: Floating Specks
These beautiful blush pink letterpress birth announcements were created by Carrie of Callidora Letterpress + Design for her daughter Lillian. Carrie wanted the announcements to have a classic feel while incorporating whimsical handmade elements. The resulting announcements couldn’t be any sweeter!
From Carrie: I wanted Lillian’s birth announcement to feel handmade yet slightly formal and classic. I had recently purchased a sewing machine and had been making little headbands and dresses for Lillian and wanted to try sewing paper for quite some time. I thought it would be a lovely touch if I sewed her newborn photograph to the announcement.
I chose a thread that perfectly matched the blush paper and gave a feminine touch without being over girly. The photo was attached to the card but was playful in the way it lifted from the paper. Each announcement was printed on thick blush pink 100% cotton paper. I decided to letterpress print the announcements in metallic gold ink to contrast with the craftiness of the sewn on image.
I also chose two contrasting fonts, one more classic and traditional – the other a more hand-made and whimsical. By contrasting these elements the announcement because exactly what I was looking for, handmade with a touch of formality.
Photo Credits: Callidora Letterpress + Design