Thursday, March 28, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's Envelopes

These little beauties were mailed yesterday for an upcoming (fabulous!) Breakfast at Tiffany's themed bridal shower.  Going with the theme I wanted to spruce up the tiffany blue envelopes, so I drew on the white ribbons.  When I was done, my husband thought the envelopes were made like that!  Can't wait for the bridal shower, it's going to be a great event!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards!

Happy Friday!! Good news, I'm really starting to figure out how to work my press now! In the beginning I was quite generous on the amount of ink I used (you can tell by the birthday card I made for my sister in one of my earlier posts), but lately, I've been getting it just right! 

For Valentine's Day, I made my husband a bunch of letterpress cards, and it was the first time I tried mixing my rubbber-based inks. It seems pretty simple in theory, but I tried mixing two different colors and it was a hit and a miss. The first color I was going for was a light purple (eh, it came out a little different than I imagined) and the second color I was going for was a light pink (this color came out great, loved it!)

I can't remember how many different cards I designed for him (I think 6?), but here are three I made. 

Oh, and I even printed a couple of these cute little "to and from" tags. They turned out really well too!  I printed some more of these tags in orange ink too and love them! I'm going to post pics of those in another post.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Alabama Graduation Announcements

This past December my sister graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences. I'm so so so proud of her, and can't wait to see where her next chapter takes her!  I'm really hoping that she finds her dream job in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, so well, she can be closer to me and we can do all the fun sister stuff more often. 

For her graduation announcements I really wanted the design to focus on her, so her name is bold and sassy...just like her!  The announcements were digitally printed on 100% cotton paper with Alabma red ink and matching envelopes.  I incorporated Alabama's houndstooth as an envelope liner and they turned out great! I love envelope liners, they can really make the card design pop.

(At the request of the University of Alabama, these are not for sale.)