Well, everything is finally in and we have hot water. It is official, I am a homeowner!
My little sister moved into her first apartment last weekend and as her housewarming gift I designed fill-in invitations for her parties. She really likes to cook so I thought these would be appropriate for sharing the love.
The first ones were developed using a stamp from PaperNosh on Etsy (I was the first to buy this stamp and now they are selling like hotcakes, get one while they are still in stock!) and then embossed with silver embossing powder from Paper Source. The Calligraphy was done in the Copperplate script with black ink and the flourish was done in silver calligraphy ink. All mounted on a brown card stock.
Next, I did a series of casual invitations that say “Appetizers”, “Cook Out” and “Desserts”. These were done on white card stock (left overs from another project) with black calligraphy in in the citadel script. Casual and fun.
Finally, a tribute to the fact that she is at Texas Tech… I made some football game watching party invitations, in the Red, Black and White. The Gothic script in black ink is lettered on more left over white card stock, mounted on red paper. The dots are with black ink and red gauche. The “join us” is elevated on black card stock and a white gel pen was used for the lettering.
I had fun making these and I think they were very well received on delivery.
Martha has a wedding cake stamp set available. I just love the use of calligraphy in the stamps so those who can not afford to get a calligrapher for that special touch can still have some of the beauty. The can be used for invitations, place cards, tags and favors with the wonderful designs, letters/numbers and phrases in an easy to clean acrylic. Available for $12.99.
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One of my favorites is the calligraphic wrapping paper. It adds such a nice personal touch to the packaging, I find absolutely charming.