In my book, papercut artists are basically magicians. Probably because I lack even a fraction of the incredible skill and patience that goes into making these delicate art pieces. I came across the gorgeous work of Zagreb, Croatia-based artist Tena Letica a few weeks ago, and instantly fell in love with her whimsical creations. Here are a few of her recent projects!
From Tena: After getting a degree in Industrial Design and working in a graphic design studio I decided to take the rather insecure road of freelancing. My recent work mostly revolves around papercutting and paper engineering and those long hours spent at the studio usually result in whimsical characters cut out of paper. Finding my inspiration in vintage cartoons, I try to keep my work simple and sharp with a dose of humor. I like to keep things handmade as much as possible because those small differences in actual pieces make each piece unique.
Thanks Tena! Check out more of Tena’s beautiful papercut work right here!
Photo Credits: Tena Letica
You already know Antiquaria from their awesome DIY rubber stamp tutorials right here on OSBP. I’ve been a big fan of Antiquaria ever since co-founders Emma and Bailey first teamed up on Emma’s vintage-inspired southwestern wedding invitations in 2009. Antiquaria just opened up their custom wedding invitation design studio – congrats ladies! You can check out their full portfolio right here, and I’m including some of my favorite designs below.
Antiquaria is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here!
Photo Credits: Antiquaria
Happy Friday everyone! My husband just reminded me that we’re heading into a long weekend (he keeps track of these things more closely than I do, apparently), so that’s nice! I was already looking forward to a laid back weekend, but am grateful for the extra day to catch up on errands and hopefully relax. But in the meantime…
Photo Credit: Scout’s Honor Co.
…a few links for your weekend!
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
A big welcome to the newest members of the Designer Rolodex!
That’s it for me this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo
Image Credit: Neither Snow
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address
I’m in complete and total awe of these stunning deconstructed floral prints by Fong Qi Wei…
Available for purchase right here.
Photo Credits: Fong Qi Wei, found via Francesco Mugnai
Leslie and Ryan’s woodland-inspired wedding invitations come to us from designer Yvonne Pingue and photographer Scott MacDonald. The modern invitation features a double-sided design inspired by the natural environment of wedding venue on the California coast and the couple’s love of music. I love the way Yvonne incorporated pattern and bright color into the invitation to retain a modern design sensibility.
From Yvonne: For Ryan and Leslie’s wedding invitation, I wanted to illustrate their love for both Big Sur and music, while keeping it clean and modern. Their wedding was taking place at the Henry Miller Memorial Library near the coast, so I knew I wanted to incorporate the ocean. They are also die-hard music fans and travel all over the country for music festivals. I researched music posters for inspiration and tried to integrate that style with the natural environment of Big Sur.
Thanks Scott and Yvonne!
Design: Yvonne Pingue
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more beautiful custom invitations!
Photo Credits: Scott MacDonald