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Custom Business Cards | Color & Dust

Earlier this year, we created a gorgeous, timeless, set of custom letterpress business cards for Kelsey Strawn of Color & Dust in Tyler, Texas.  Kelsey hired us to rebrand her photography business and I just love the logo and business card design we came up with!  Above you can see the finished letterpress business cards we made.  Kelsey’s cards feature rounded corners and were printed in silver ink on ultra-thick Crane Lettra 100% cotton duplex 220 lb. paper.  We used a combination of an ultra-modern san-serif font for the logo and a fun handwritten script for the tagline and URL.  

As an extra special finishing touch, we also edge painted Kelsey’s cards in silver!  I just love how modern and timeless these are!  Perfect for a photography business!

This is actually the second set of business cards Color & Dust has had us print.  The original set was done in the same design and was printed on a custom, handmade purple paper from Porridge Papers in gold ink.  These cards were super-awesome too, but unfortunately, I fogot to take photos of them.  : (  At any rate, I just love working with Kelsey, and her photography is amazing!  If you’re in or near Tyler, Texas, you should definitely look her up!

Kelsey was kind enough to share a few of her favorite images with us!  All photos below courtesy of Color & Dust.

Aren’t her photos just lovely!?!  I love her heavy use of natural lighting and bright colors!  If I had kiddos, I would totally hire Kelsey to do family portraits or pictures of my kids.  Seriously, if you’re in Texas, go check out Color & Dust!

 

Weddings | Vi & Lalo

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember a post from over a year ago about an awesome set of very modern black & white save-the-date coasters we did for a Texas couple named Vi & Lalo. The coasters are pictured below.  I loved printing this design, and as a result have designed and printed several other very similar save-the-dates since.  This reminded me that in all of the excitement and busyness of last fall, I never actually wrote about Vi & Lalo’s invitation suite.  Their invitations were super-cool too!

Vi and Lalo’s invitations were also black and white and were a square pocket folder style.  The suite included an invitation with coordinating envelope, a reply card and envelope, a reception card, and a sweet, simple belly band.  In the grouping of photos below you can see Vi & Lalo’s pocket folder invitation all closed up with the belly band.  The belly band was a simple band of purple paper that was printed with their names and wedding date in silver ink.  When the pocket folder was opened, it revealed their awesome, 6.25″ square invitation in the center of the folder with the extra pieces in the suite neatly stored in the pocket on the right.  In the bottom right photo below you can see a close-up of their return address from their invitation envelopes.  The invitation envelopes were 6.5″ square metallic silver ones with their address printed in black ink on the flap.

I love how modern and unique Vi & Lalo’s invitation design was!  Vi and Lalo designed all of the pieces in their suite themselves and then hired us to letterpress print them.  All of the printing was done on 110 lb. Crane Lettra Bright White 100% cotton paper in black ink.  I love Vi’s use of ultra-modern fonts and how she made the letters of her and Lalo’s names join together in certain areas and connect to the modern flourishes at the top and bottom of the invite.  They’re so cool!!

Vi and Lalo’s reply card was designed to match and utilized the same fonts and similar design elements from the invitation.  These were a 4bar size and came paired with a coordinating purple envelope in the same shade as the belly band.  Each reply card envelope was printed with Vi & Lalo’s address on the front in black ink.

Last, but not least, Vi & Lalo also included a separate reception card with their suite.  Their wedding was held in a church and the reception in a hotel, so this extra little card was perfect for making the distinction.  I love how Vi continued the modern flourishing on this card even though she didn’t have larger typography to connect it to!  The continuity throughout this suite is just so cool!

I loved working with Vi & Lalo last year on these invitations and just love their modern sense of style!  Thanks so much again for working with us Vi!  If you ever need anything else, just let me know!  All the best!