I love the whimsical design elements and natural color palette in these kraft paper wedding invitations, sent over by Matthew from A Fine Press. Â Designed by Laura Helm of Ashton Events, the invitation features hand drawn illustrations and hand lettering â€“ all letterpress printed in soft white and gold by Matthew â€“ and accompanied by navy and lavender envelopes for a fun pop of color.
From Matthew: We did a tone-on-tone theme for these invitations, using a transparent white ink for the return address, a shimmery lavender ink for the RSVP envelopes, and white and gold inks for the invitation and RSVP. Â The whole invitation was printed on French Paper (Muscletone 140# kraft paper, Construction nightshift blue A7 envelopes, and Pop-Tone grapesicle 4-bar envelopes).
This is a great example of the compatibility between letterpress printing and Â hand-drawn illustrations. Â Laura created the illustrations in black ink on white paper, at which point they were scanned and sent for platemaking.Â
Design: Ashton Events
Letterpress Printing: A Fine Press
Photo Credits:Â Matthew R Photography