I have been meaning to post pictures of this gorgeous Interfaith wedding since July when it was featured on Snippet & Ink and on Maharani Weddings. The details of Gabrielle's Italian heritage and Samir's Indian culture are blended seamlessly by the talented team at Firefly Events.
When I started doing calligraphy in 2004, there were only a handful of people doing what I would call "modern calligraphy." Now there are hundreds (thousands?) doing beautiful work all over the world. There have always been people doing beautiful traditional work, and those that have played with the medium for the joy of letter-making.
Flat printing is exactly what it sounds like, flat. While this is not as glitzy as Foil Stamp or Letterpress it is usually a lot more affordable. I think it is ideal for something like a wedding program or a menu. There are two types of "flat printing" commonly used, "Offset Printing," or "Digital." Which is better? Well, it depends on what you are doing and most importantly, how many pieces you are printing.
One of the things I love to do when making cards or gift tags is to use embossing powder and a heat gun for almost-instant texture and glitz. It is a fairly simple process, but gives professional results. If you are a crafter, you may already know how, or have heard of Embossing. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
World traveling photographer D'Arcy Benincosa has done it again! She has created a dream-like photoshoot, inspired by the timeless story of English lovers Tristan and Isolde. The wildflowers dotting the hillsides add a bright spot to the steel grey hills of Utah in the distance. Menus printed on muslin and rustic tableware of steel and wood add to the feeling that you are looking back in time.
A few weeks ago I was asked to be a part of a fabulous photo shoot in Silverlake (a.k.a. the Brooklyn of LA). As fall weather finally started to cool down the LA basin, the ladies of TwoFold LA set a gorgeous table laden with green pears, golden goblets, velvet monogrammed place cards, hand cut leather feathers, and sheepskin seats to keep guests warm. All the photos were taken by photographer Michael Murphree of LiteTrap Weddings. All of the sumptuous details are getting me inspired to set my own holiday table!
Have you seen all of the invites and cards on the market with the pop of gold, or the shine of silver? Chances are you have been seeing the very popular effect of Foil Stamping. While foil stamping has been around for decades, in the past it was used for corporate business cards and bank seals. Now it is being used for everything from wedding invitations, to custom matchboxes, to everyday greetings.
If you are in the market for wedding invitations you have probably heard the word "Letterpress" being tossed around. Simply put, this printing process used a metal or polymer plate to "press" ink in to the paper and the result is a highly tactile card. This is the most popular type of printing used for invitations, and conveys a sense of luxury and hand crafted beauty.
Last year I was fortunate enough to be invited to contribute stationery for an exquisite photo shoot in Morocco styled by the incredible ladies at Pearl & Godiva (my first project with them was described here). Each of their styled shoots seems to appear through the gauze of a dream. Veils dancing in the wind, electric orange against the desert sand, smokey eyes and beaded, belled headdresses. Ah, if only I could have fit in the envelope!