Heirloom Highlight: Valentine - Pink, Wine and Gold Silk Screen Invitation

I have been been waiting to share the details of this invitation with you, and the day has come! You might have gotten a little preview last week when it was first shared with the world on Oh So Beautiful Paper. This invitation (which I have named Valentine) was the very first design that Charmaine and I worked on as part of our Calligraphy Collection, and was also the first time I got to dabble with screen printing (which has since become a favorite print method amongst myself and clients alike).

The best part about designing for family is the creative freedom that I get to play with. When my cousin, Kelley, asked for a classic invitation that had elements of romance, whimsy, and hearts - I was ecstatic to design something that pushed the boundaries in a tasteful way. All of my favorite elements were there: classic layout, mix of typography, custom calligraphy, and fine printing; but I took each element and elevated it just a touch.

I broke the "rules" by only using first names for the bride and groom. While this is usually a no-no for formal events, the use of incredible flourished calligraphy, by Everly, Calligraphy, turned their first names into a showstopper focal point for the design. I balanced the unique calligraphy with classic font choices, a chic border, and a timeless die-cut shape. Tiny heart details were intentionally worked into the design as a nod to the bride's Valentine's day birthday and love of all things heart.

The entire suite was silk screen printed in gold and deep wine on matte ivory paper. The soft blush outer envelope and deep wine reply envelope were digitally printed in the same calligraphy and font combination that was used on the rest of the suite.

I've been sharing little previews of this invitation on Instagram for months and am thrilled to finally share all of the details! This invitation is appropriately named "Valentine" and is part of the new Calligraphy Collection, now available. You can purchase a sample of Valentine invitation here, and remember that invitation calligraphy is 25% off for the month of July.

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