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There is something so romantic in these screen printed fabric invitations from designer Jessi Evans. Inspired by the natural beauty of the wedding venue, the invitation features a single color screen print on muslin fabric and fold-out enclosure, complete with farm-inspired illustrations. Sweet, simple, and ridiculously beautiful.
From Jessi: These screen printed fabric invitations were inspired by the natural beauty of the Pennsylvania farmland. I wanted to capture the raw essence of the wedding venue, while celebrating the simplicity of the countryside.
The materials include a screen printed muslin invitation partnered with a three panel foldout that includes a detachable RSVP postcard printed on recycled, post-consumer paper stock in a milkweed color.
My favorite details include an illustration of the barn in which Lauren and Paul will be wed, their favorite song lyric, a wheat pattern and silhouettes of iconic farm animals.
Photo Credits: Jessi Evans
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Dear Diary. Day 5 of blogging on OSBP. Energy levels good. Eyeballs a little dry from staring at the internet for so long. Not enough ice cream. But spirits are high. Psyched to read the comments and make new friends. Sad that this is our last day guest blogging. Been a good go. Wondering if Nole will ask us to come back? Note to self: send a Thank You card.
Well, it’s been fun, guys! To celebrate all of the good times we’ve spent together for the past five days, we’re doing a Very Special Stationery Giveaway. See, although we’ve been all chatty about custom wedding invitations, that’s not all we do! This past May, we had our first ever booth at the National Stationery Show where we debuted our brand new line of social stationery! We had a blast meeting our favorite stationer friends, shops, printers and designers and were psyched with the response to our work. You can now find our work in over 50 stores across the country (and the world!) – but also on our newly redesigned online shop! Before we get going with the giveaway details, we’d like to share with you a recap of some of our best sellers from NSS 2013. –Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress
Well, hello again! You may think that we here at Ladyfingers Letterpress love repetition – because well, we’re printmakers and we are in the business of making multiples, after all, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a good challenge! We started our business because we love to make unique, one-of-a-kind things, so we continue to – pardon the pun – push the envelope and experiment with ways to make awesome things… AWESOMER. –Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress
We’re huge fans of color and are always looking for ways to bring in more pop into our designs. We like to pull a good book off the shelf sometimes for technical ideas and design inspiration. One of the most historic printing techniques is called Bokashi, which was employed by Japanese woodblock printers and features large flats of more than one color, mixed by hand and applied by hand to woodblocks.
A resurgence of this idea can be seen in 1970s screenprinted and letterpressed rock posters, which feature a colorful technique that is known as a “Rainbow Roll” or “Split Fountain.” This method is achieved by inking the roller on a press with multiple colors and as the roller spins, the colors naturally blend together. Note that this can only be done on cylinder presses like a Vandercook or Heidelberg.
Below are some of our most recent forays into printing flats of Rainbow Rolls! Also, see yesterday’s post with Jeremy and Joe’s fabulous Mexican Broadside invitation!
Jessie and Alex’s Southwest Cloudburst:
Mary and Chris’s Colorful Wine Country Invitation:
Colton Almquist’s Vibrant Sunscape Birth Announcement:
Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Happy Friday everyone! And surprise – I’m on vacation! We took our first cross country flight with Sophie yesterday for some much needed rest in Big Bear with my side of the family. We’re hanging out here for a few days, then spending a couple more days in LA before heading back to DC. Next week I have a couple of fantastic guest bloggers holding down the fort – and I’m so excited about what they have planned for you! You won’t want to miss it! But in the meantime…
…a few links for your weekend!
- Loving everything in Whitney’s new baby shop! Those chicken leggings?? So cute!
- The magic hour
- Doing the little things
- Adding this to my regular brunch menu: smoked salmon + egg toast
- Ombre eyeliner. I actually want to try this!
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- Don’t forget to enter the giveaway from Mohawk + DODOcase! Today is the last day!
- Colorful Art Deco-inspired Miami wedding invitations
- I shared some of my favorite market lists
- Sophisticated kraft + blue baby announcement
- Modern poster-inspired invitations for a teenage birthday party
- Call us old school, but we love desk clocks!
- Love these topographic map-inspired and letterpress pep talk cards from Fancy Seeing You Here
- Well Said Type: Maisy
- So many beautiful illustrated letterpress cards from Fat Bunny Press!
- We looked to Palm Springs for day-of wedding stationery inspiration
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – don’t forget to check back for this week’s cocktail recipe and then again next week for some amazing guest posts! I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks! xoxo
The ladies of Gus & Ruby Letterpress always send me most awesome wedding invitations, but these invitations are seriously cool! Created for a creative California couple, the entire suite has a fun retro vibe combined with modern pops of neon color. The save the dates feature neon borders in three different colors against blind impression text, while the invitation suite and outer envelopes include pops of bright neon pink. Love!
From Samantha and Whitney: This custom suite was designed for a hip, fun-loving couple getting married at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in Santa Barbara, CA. The couple wanted their stationery to reflect the laid-back California vibe of their wedding while still being fun and hip and inviting for their guests who were traveling from all over the country.
Jess and Charlie’s modern, interactive save the date featured a blind-printed message with a pop of neon and set the stage for a fun party ahead. The subtle, cheeky blind printed message ended with a URL in a pop of neon that invited guests to view a video online detailing their engagement and upcoming nuptials.
The invitations and reply cards featured a mix of bold sans serif and serif fonts as well as a retro-inspired script. The pairing of fonts provided a good mix of contemporary and vintage typestyles while the use of white space and small pop of neon helped round out a clean, fresh look.
Each invitation was printed on double-thick 220# cotton and then edge painted in neon pink for extra punch of color. All the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press (c. 1913) on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.
A fun custom envelope liner featuring a monogram jazzed up the envelope for each invitation. Our dear friend, Jenna, of Love, Jenna Calligraphy add some extra neon pop with her incredible hand-calligraphy on the envelopes.
Thanks Sam and Whit!
Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy