Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with bright and colorful save the dates from the talented ladies of Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Samantha and Whitney created these 3-piece letterpress save the dates for a destination wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. I’m absolutely loving all those wonderful pops of hot pink!
FromÂ Samantha and Whitney:Â Liz and Julian live in New York City and were planning a June wedding in Martha’s Vineyard, where the Liz spent her summers growing up. Â They wanted a fun piece that gave guests a taste of the island and got them excited for the weekend-long event to come.Â Â The save the date consisted of three separate letterpress printed panels that were bundled together by a letterpress printed belly band. Â The bundle was then mailed in a calligraphed envelope with a graphic envelope liner printed in the same bright pink.
The belly band covered over the text of the first panel so that the wording was only revealed once you slid the band off. Â The first panel announced to guests the event and date, the middle panel featured a sweet custom illustration of Martha’s Vineyard (illustrations were done by our friend and illustrator extraordinaire, Jen Skelley), and the third panel gave guests a bit more information about the weekend.
The middle panel was printed in 3 colors on luxurious 220# cotton and edge painted in the hot pink so, when it was sandwiched between the 2 panels that were printed on 110# paper, it created a fun pop of color. Â As always, all pieces were printed by hand on our antique press on luxurious 100% cotton paper.
Just gorgeous! Â ThanksÂ Sam and Whit!
Design and Letterpress Printing:Â Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Illustrations: Jen Skelley