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Weddings | Stephanie & Brad

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The gorgeous couple you see above almost needs no introduction.  If you are a reader of WeddingBee, you’ve probably already met the bride, Stephanie.  She’s Mrs. Panther!  I had the pleasure of working with her and her now-husband, Brad, last year on some really awesome floral wedding invitations and I’m excited to finally be showing them off!  Check ’em out:

Stephanie created her own invitation design and hired us to letterpress print it!  The letterpress parts of the suite were an A7 invitation printed in two ink colors with a corresponding A7 envelope and smaller, 4bar RSVP envelope.

The A7 invite features an awesome, violet, floral design on both the back and front.  The typography was a fun mix of modern san-serifs and scripts printed in a light, but bright blue and violet within a modern violet frame.

I love how bold and non-traditional Stephanie and Brad’s colors were, and I also love how she was able to incorporate classic, traditional elements, like flowers and scripts, into the design, as well as bold colors and modern typefaces.  It’s not something you see done very often and when it’s done this well, it looks just awesome!!

Something else that was totally cool about these invites was the bright teal edge-painting on the invitations.  All of Steph and Brad’s invites were edge painted with a shimmery teal-green paint that really added some extra pizazz to each one!  Check out that awesome pop-of-color more closely in the images below!

Twin Ravens Press also printed some lovely envelopes for Stephanie & Brad’s suite.  Both the invitation and rsvp envelopes were a dark, shimmery blue paper printed with gold ink.  The calligraphy for the fronts of all the invitation envelopes as well as the letterpress return address on the back, was created by Michele Clark of Calligraphy by Michele.  Michele’s awesome!  We’ve worked on several different projects together over the years and her work is always beautiful!

If you’d like to see the other pieces from Stephanie’s suite, how the whole thing came together, more gorgeous calligraphy from Michele, and read what the bride herself had to say about these, and working with us, you can totally read her posts about them here and here on WeddingBee.

I loved working with Stephanie and it’s been really fun to check in from time to time on her blog to see what other fun wedding goodness she incorporated into her big day!  Thanks so much again Stephanie!  If you ever need anything, just let me know!

Personal Stationery | Kara & Steve Herschkowitz

Hello everybody!  I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend!  Check out this gorgeous set of custom letterpress personal stationery we completed last week for a wonderful couple that we’ve been working with for quite a while now, Kara & Steve.  If those names sound familiar to you, it’s because you may have seen their awesome, super-modern Save-the-Dates that we created for them last October here, or their incredible letterpress and laser-cut wedding invitations that we posted this past June, here.  Or, maybe you saw Kara’s very cool wedding programs and menus here, in September.  At any rate, Kara has been a wonderful, long-term customer that I just love working with, so I was super-excited when she contacted me recently about creating a set of custom stationery with her new last name to use for personal correspondence!  In keeping with Kara’s, simple, wonderfully modern style, we created a set of white, 100% cotton, letterpress printed, 4bar size folded notecards, that were printed with just her last name in the bottom center of the card in a fun, funky, typewriter font.  The cards were then paired with a variety of four different colors of Waste Not Paper envelopes, all of which had Kara & Steve’s return address printed on the back flaps of them in black ink in the same typewriter font.  The envelope colors Kara chose were a lovely reddish-orange called “Papaya”, “Gravel” grey, a nice turquoise blue called “Pool” and a bright yellow called “Curry”.  I just love the look of a simple, white card dressed up with bright colored envelopes!

Thanks so much again, Kara!  You rock!

Custom Business Cards | Symmetry Beauty

A couple of weeks ago we completed a lovely set of business cards for Nyrie Aitken of Symmetry Beauty.  Symmetry Beauty is a boutique beauty agency catering to brides and private clients all over Southern California.  Nyrie teams up with many of Los Angeles’ elite makeup artists, hair stylists, estheticians, manicurists and massage therapists to provide top-notch artistry and luxurious spa services in a client’s home or other location of choice.  Nyrie is one of the most sought after artists and hair stylists working in fashion, entertainment and advertising.  Her work can be seen in countless magazines, advertisements and commercials and she’s even worked with many recognizable celebrities such as Ginnifer Goodwin, Carrie Underwood, Whitney Port and Zac Efron.  She’s also worked with countless brides to make their wedding day flawless!  If you’d like to see more of Nyrie’s work, check out her website here.

Nyrie wanted something simple, beautiful and unique for her new business cards, while also wanting a card that would stand out in a crowd.  We achieved this by beautifully letterpress printing her cards on Crane Lettra 100% cotton Pearl White duplex paper in two ink colors: a rich, bright persimmon orange, and a lovely, light tiffany blue (teal).  Nyrie’s logo was printed in the center on one side of the cards and her name and relevant contact information was printed on the reverse.  Each card was die-cut with rounded corners for a smoother, softer look and then for a bit of pizazz we edge painted each card with a bright metallic gold!  We actually went through several ideas when we originally talked about doing the edge painting.  We tested out tiffany blue, metallic silver and and metallic gold and ultimately the gold won out!  It was just too cool!

Working with Nyrie was an absolute pleasure and I can’t wait to collaborate with her again!

If you are interested in having a set of business cards letterpress printed by Twin Ravens Press, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We would love to hear from you!

Thanks so much again, Nyrie, and keep up the gorgeous work!