Calligraphy Inspiration: Written Word Calligraphy + Design

I am delighted to be introducing you wonderful OSBP readers to the work of a truly lovely lady! Karla Lim is the hand behind the beautiful work of Written Word Calligraphy + Design. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Written Word offers custom calligraphy and illustration for events, invitations, logos, you name it! Karla — who is currently away enjoying being a newlywed herself! — is as delightful as her work. Take a look and see for yourself! – Julie

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Playful and dynamic, Karla’s calligraphy dances right off the paper. Her ink selections are spot on as they highlight the sweeps and curls of each line. Simply stunning!

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It almost feels as if Karla’s writing transforms into water or air and floats around the paper; it’s just one of the many reasons why I adore modern wedding calligraphy styles.

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To see more of Karla’s work, head over to her website to check out her beautiful portfolio. Also be sure to follow her on Instagram for more behind the scene peeks at new projects.

Photo Credits: 1 – This Love of Yours Photography; 2-7 Karla Lim

Quick Pick: Wiley Valentine TatCards

Our friends at Wiley Valentine recently launched a brand new website – and with it a brand new collection of temporary tattoo greeting cards called TatCards! Each card comes with a matching temporary tattoo, including some in metallic gold foil! Seriously, how cute are these?

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Lots more over at Wiley Valentine!

Photo Credits: Wiley Valentine

Haley + Miller’s Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

A calligraphy-based wedding invitation doesn’t have to feel formal – just look at these invitations from Alex of Goodheart Design! With a delicate calligraphy script and simple gray and white color palette, these beautiful wedding invitations are decidedly simple and low key. So beautiful!

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From Alex: Hayley wanted an all hand-lettered invitation suite that was simple with a touch of rustic flair. Nothing flashy or detailed: just simple and neutral. The inspiration started from unique one-by-one hand lettered invitations, leading us to this delicate calligraphy based design.

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Each invitation suite was letterpress printed by Czar Press on white cotton Lettra paper with gray ink. Each invitation was delivered with a calligraphy addressed kraft paper envelope.

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Thanks Alex!

Design: Goodheart Design

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photos Credits: Goodheart Design

Inspired by: Eyeballs

I’ve been seeing eyeballs (and eyeball patterns) everywhere for the past couple of months –  from dresses and clutches to jewelry and ceramics to stationery! My husband thought I was completely crazy when I first mentioned this new trend, but I keep seeing more and more of this quirky pattern as we get further into summer. I think it’s so fun!

Trendspotting Eyeballs OSBP Inspired by: Eyeballs

1. Idlewild Co.; 2. Eye Talisman necklace via Need Supply; 3. Xenia Taler mug via LEIF; 4. Wink clutch; 5. Eye print; 6. Roxy Marj clutch; 7. Gorman platter; 8. The Good Twin Co.

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