Tropical Thank You Cards

Folks, it is cold outside! Don’t get me wrong, Eugene is normally fairly chilly during the winter months, but for the last week or so, it’s been significantly colder than normal. So, in honor of our balmy 8 degrees, (or at least to make me feel a little better about it), I’d like to show you a really fun and tropical set of thank you cards that we recently completed for a wedding client who lives in Seattle, but is getting married in Florida this January.
You’ve actually seen work that I’ve done for this same couple, Elyssa and Justin, before. We printed their Save-the-Date cards and invitations for their wedding as well. You can see and read about those here and here. For her thank you cards, Elyssa wanted a design that was vaguely similar to her other wedding stationery, but very different and a little more casual all at the same time. She also wanted these cards to be reminiscent of their destination, which will be decidedly more tropical than Seattle in January. Here is what we came up with:
Elyssa and Justin’s thank you cards are flat, double-sided, A2 size letterpress note cards in two ink colors: chartreuse and chocolate brown. The front side (top) features their names and the words “Thank you!” in the same script font that we used for their invitation suite in chocolate brown ink with a lovely palm tree motif on the left hand side. Both sides of the card feature a 1/4″ chartreuse border that bleeds off the edge and a decorative chocolate brown border framing the white spaces of the card. The back side features a very cute chartreuse sea turtle and room for Elyssa to write her thank you message. The trail from the sea turtle continues from one side to the other if you look closely!
These cards were paired with a set of natural kraft envelopes from Green Paper Company (they call the color “Beech”). These envelopes are 30% post-consumer recycled and feature a monarch-style flap. We letterpress printed Elyssa and Justin’s return address in chartreuse ink on the flap.
Check out some more fun detail photos of the actual card! I love the way that the fine lines and details of this design sink into the paper, all while the bright, contrasting colors make the design really pop off the page!

Aren’t these just cool?!? They make me want to be in Florida (or somewhere else warm) right now. Thanks so much again Elyssa and Justin, and stay warm!
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