A few months ago I created a couple of lovely sets of business cards for a wonderful client and good friend, Teresa Ennis. Teresa is a business owner two-times-over, and wanted brand new, totally awesome business cards for both of her businesses. Both of her businesses are somewhat nature-oriented in one way or another and we wanted to really express that in her branding and in the design and execution of her cards. Here is what we came up with:
Check out these really cool letterpress printed napkins I printed recently for a lovely lady named Phyllis, in Salem, Oregon! Phyllis contacted me after seeing this post I did earlier this summer about some similar napkins I had printed for a couple with a sailboat. Phyllis’s son and daughter-in-law recently built a lodge in Minnesota, and Phyllis thought that letterpress printed napkins for their lodge would make the perfect gift! I used photos she gave me of the lodge to make the drawing and then we printed the image as well as their names and the lodge names on the diagonal of the napkins. I think they turned out fabulous!
I’m very excited about a rather large wedding invitation order that I’ve been working on printing this past week. The wedding colors are deep plum and white and I’ve already printed the invitations, reply cards, outer invitation envelopes and reply card envelopes. Those four pieces, as well as the unprinted inner invitation envelopes are on our house paper, Crane Lettra in Pearl White, printed with deep plum colored ink. This wedding set also includes a reception card, menus and programs. The reception card, menus and programs are being printed in a cream (almost white) colored ink on a custom made deep plum colored paper. I just finished the reception cards and boy do they look cool! Check them out above and below:
I finished up a unique little calling card job on Thursday right before I went out of town to Portland. The client already had the design, so this was a quick, just-print-it, sort of job. What made it unique though was that I got to try out a new paper stock. These calling cards are printed on Crane’s Palette Espresso Brown Cover Stock. This paper is 100% cotton like a lot of the other papers I use, 134 lb. and very, very stiff… but it’s brown, which is cool. I was trying to match a very light, creamy, off-white for the ink. The off-white ink almost looks slightly silver on the brown paper, but I really like how the color turned out. I really like them because they’re so different. Let me know what you think!