Recently, one of my clients in New York asked me to design an invitation for her mother-in-laws 70th Birthday Party. During our consultation she expressed that she would like to have something with a floral border. While designing the original invitation, my client found a picture on Pinterest of an invitation that she liked and asked if I could design something similar, so I went about hand drawing a similar border then uploading it into my design software to color. Foiling is normally done on a printing press with plates made similar to letterpress and actually stamped under high heat and is extremely expensive, especially for a small run. I had recently came across a DIY foiling technique that I thought that I would try for this project. It turned out beautifully! Time intensive, but beautiful!! It is always a pleasure to work with repeat clients to share in a small way the milestones, weddings, births, birthdays and events that are celebrated throughout their lives.
I chose to print on stock and envelopes from my Envelopments line called PC 100 Kraft. It was a perfect match. I will also share with you the original design that I created before this final design was chosen. The “seventy” cake topper, which was a first for me, challenging, but thrilled with how it turned out.
The original design:
When I was approached by The da Vinci School in Dallas, Texas to design the invitations to their 2016 Wonderland Gala, I was very honored by the trust placed in me. The da Vinci School is a non-profit organization with a well rounded learning oriented program with emphasis on science that was founded in 1987. The Gala is one of their largest fund raising events that is held every year to provide for various school improvements, equipment, learning materials and to increase the general fund. The theme for the 2016 Gala is “da Vinci in Wonderland”.
With a theme in hand, the design process began. The final invitation is one of my most favorite designs to date. I wish the school well and look forward to a continued relationship in the future.
“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures…” Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland
What a great evening shared with good friends and family at a family farm in Shreveport, Louisiana. The bride pulled off a very lovely outdoor Vintage Chic Farm Wedding in October, complete with a crisp autumn breeze, shrimp po-boys, Zapp’s VooDoo chips, jambalaya with andouille sausage, great beer, wine, cider and dancing until the sun came up. Cheers to Caitlyn and Tyler!!
As a new Envelopments® Dealer, we selected a rustic Heart Sprigs themed invitation and designed it around the colors of the wedding.