Bella Figura’s 2012 Letterpress Invitation Designs: Before and After

Our new collection of letterpress wedding invitations has arrived, and we’ve introduced 83 new invitation designs (plus metallics: foil stamping, foil edging and lots of other cool new embellishments!) for the 2012 wedding season. Since everything at Bella Figura is completely customizable, we thought we’d show you a ‘before and after’ look at some of our favorite new invitation designs to show how a change of color, fonts, and design placement can completely transform an invitation design.

First up: the La Salle invitation design by Ian Koenig. The original design is soft and romantic in camel + pewter inks, and features three fonts, but takes on a completely regal look with new inks (regalia and charcoal), corner rounding, and new fonts: Vessa + Jubilant.
Suggested embellishments:
We think this design would look gorgeous with a European formal patterned envelope liner in regalia ink and a coordinating custom postage stamp.
Details: letterpress inks: regalia + charcoal | fonts: vessa + jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: f-8 | corner rounding

A before and after look at one of Bella Figura's new 2012 letterpress invitation designs, La Salle

Next up: Rustic Jolene – an earthy design with a folk-art feel – is completely transformed with a drastic (but gorgeous) change in design placement. Prussian blue and cornflower blue inks create a stunning two-tone effect, and the square size, corner rounding, and sophisticated fonts complete the look.
Suggested embellishments:
a white cotton pocketfold with a monogram letterpress printed in Prussian blue would add a nice finishing touch, along with an envelope liner in our woodstock pattern in cornflower + Prussian blue inks.
Details: letterpress inks: prussian blue + cornflower blue | fonts: daisy + moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: sq-7 | corner rounding

A before and after look at Bella Figura's letterpress invitation design, Rustic Jolene

Rococo Elegance, created by Beth Barr, one of our new designers for 2012, takes on a more floral feel in this elegant customization. Hand calligraphy accents and ivory paper give the design a soft, romantic feel.
Suggested embellishments:
keep it simple with a European formal patterned envelope liner in taupe ink.
Details: letterpress inks: light peach + taupe | font: botany | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply | size: f-8 | hand calligraphy accents: spencerian style | corner rounding

A before and after customization look at the Bella Figura letterpress invitation Rococo Elegance

Modern Fete – a fun new design by Amy Graham Stigler – takes on a completely different look in this customization: the design goes from festive to fancy, and we think the combination of amethyst ink with gold shine foil stamping would be absolutely gorgeous.
Suggested embellishments: a bullion metallic envelope liner will coordinate perfectly with the gold shine foil stamping, and a matching postage stamp will complete the look.
Details: letterpress inks: amethyst | foil stamping: gold shine | fonts: adelais | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: f-8 | corner rounding

A before and after look at Bella Figura's Modern Fete design by Amy Graham Stigler

Antique Luck by Aimee O’Boyle has a rustic feel and fantastic typography, but takes on a minimal look with a clean font and a line of hand calligraphy by Maybelle.
Suggested embellishments:
an envelop liner in our simple chess pattern, printed in hazel ink would coordinate beautifully with this invitation, and hand calligraphed envelopes in the Gigi style by May-belle would be a lovely finishing touch.
Details: letterpress inks: hazel + black | font: moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: sq-7 | hand calligraphy accents: gigi style

A minimalist customization of Bella Figura's Antique Luck design by Aimee O'Boyle

by Erica Henriksen on January 12th, 2012. Category: Inspiration,Wedding Tips and Advice | (2) comments

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  1. I have been looking over your website for invitations to my daughter’s 9/21/2013 wedding. We will be ordering soon. I was given the name of Jessica Primavera. Should I contact her directly.
    ?

    Belle Garafola 3/20/13 at 8:05 am
  2. Hi Belle! When you’re ready to place your order, just let us know that you’d like to work with Jessica and we’ll take care of the rest. We look forward to working with you!

    admin 3/20/13 at 10:40 am

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