This amazing letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitation is a custom creation sent to us by our friends at Write Next Door in Bethpage, NY. Two beautiful custom colors (additional fee’s apply) and our vintage stripe liner design, also using the custom inks, bring this suite to life.
inks: pantone 021U + pantone 281U | font: copperplate + varsity | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: vintage stripe in pantone 021U + pantone 281U | edge painting: pantone 281U | customization #: 13906 |
From the start the Fugue design by Kamal has captivated us by being so unique. That’s why we are completely smitten by this silvery delight. Our silver matte and silver shine foil inks enhance the cascading design and pops of our sea-side letterpress ink add a trendy splash of color.
letterpress ink: sea-side | foil: silver shine + silver matte | fonts: statham + custom aurora | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: f8 | envelope liner: the modern herringbone pattern in sea-side ink | customization #: 14546 |
We fell in love the moment we saw this Gracelyn Vintage (by Jessica Tierney) letterpress wedding invitation suite come off press. Our friends at The Dandelion Patch in National Harbor, Maryland sent this in. The couple chose a combination of our navy and watermelon inks, with our copper shine foil – and carried this stunning color palette throughout their set. With a personalized custom envelope liner making a bold entrance, this wonder is complete! *There was no additional charge to create this envelope liner.
letterpress inks: navy + watermelon | foil ink: copper shine | fonts: aiden stripe + impression + nysa | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | foil edging: copper shine | liner: custom pattern in watermelon + prussian blue |customization #: 14779 |
The beautiful combination of black ink & metallic gold edge paint breathe new life into our Natalia (by calligrapher Debi Zeinert) letterpress wedding invitations. As you can see the program cover and menu’s are just as impressive. The inner metallic gold dust envelope liner really ties the set together.
ink: black | font: utrecht | calligraphy: Natalia hand calligraphy , by Debi Zeinert |paper: ivory | invite size: f8 | liner: gold dust| edge painting: metallic gold | customization #: 12505 & 14525 |
This customization of our Royal Night (by Lindsy Aragona) letterpress wedding invitations, sent to us by our friends at Magnificent Milestones, is a thing of beauty! The mediterranean and charcoal inks really stand out on our 2-ply ivory paper and the sherbet edge painting adds to its allure. The outer envelope liner really makes the whole set shine brighter!
inks: mediterranean + charcoal | fonts: swiss + futura | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | liner: the sea stripes pattern in mediterranean | edge painting: sherbet | customization #: 12721 |
Have your own custom artwork that you’d like letterpressed? Send it on over! These invites feature a custom design that was sent to us by the awesome crew over at Urbanic Paper Boutique. They’re printed in a subtle blend of Pewter, Charcoal, and Black inks, and also feature a custom envelope liner that we created in-house based on the original design.
inks: pewter + charcoal + black | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | liner: custom liner in papaya | edge painting: papaya | customization #: 14032 |
Our Harp design (by Tara Hogan) is so beautiful it brings music to our ears! These letterpress wedding invitations look so beautiful here in a combination of pewter and pale gray letterpress inks. Adding that touch of color certainly enhances the elegant swirls and gives it a timeless look.
inks: pewter + pale gray | fonts: moravia + parisian | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: a7 | liner: the vintage stripes pattern in british rose and pale gray inks | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: racheal decker
With all of the different elements to consider when ordering your wedding invitations, envelope choices can wind up being somewhat of an afterthought. After all, they’re just going to be ripped open and thrown away anyway, right? Well, yes – but that doesn’t mean that they’re not important. They are the first things your guests will see when the invitation set arrives in the mail, after all.
The old standby for envelopes is to have them match the invitations – our standard envelopes are made from a text-weight version of the same cotton paper we print our letterpress invitations on – so the paper and envelopes will be a perfect match. If you’re looking for simplicity and complete uniformity throughout your set, this is definitely the way to go. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with white or ivory envelopes, by the way! They’re elegant and are designed to coordinate perfectly with your invites.
That being said, sometimes you don’t necessarily want everything to perfectly match your invitations – sometimes you want the envelopes to have a little pizazz of their own. And that’s where colored envelopes can fit the bill nicely.
New for 2012, we now offer several different colored envelope options (available in select sizes only for now): bullion, silver, jute, steel blue, and opal. Perhaps you want to add a touch of metallic to your invites (but you don’t want the invitation itself to be foil stamped)? A silver or bullion envelope would be a great option! Looking to add a crafty, hand-made sort of vibe to your invites? Try our jute envelopes! Planning lots of pearlescent touches for the wedding? Think opal envelopes!
Oh, and the best part? Our colored envelopes are priced exactly the same as our white and ivory envelopes, so they’re definitely more budget-friendly than some other color-adding embellishment options such as pocketfolds or envelope liners. Not that these colored envelopes don’t look awesome with liners too – because they definitely do! We especially love the look of a metallic envelope paired a metallic envelope liner – think metallic bronze envelope liners paired with opal envelopes — it’s a stunning combination!
Once you’ve finalized all the details for your letterpress invitations and picked the perfect envelopes for your invitation set, add a beautiful finishing touch by having them hand addressed by one of our master calligraphers! And be sure to check out these tips for all of your envelope addressing needs.
Bella Figura offer two kinds of envelope liners for your letterpress wedding invitation suite: metallic liners and patterned liners. Adding our eco-friendly envelope liners to your set will bring color and sophistication to your letterpress wedding invitations. Choose from 8 shimmering metallic envelope liner options (all of our metallic liners are FSC-certified!) to add some glitz and glam, or go the custom route. Our patterned envelope liners are completely customizable, so you can mix and match any of our patterns and inks to complement your invitation set, making them truly one of a kind!
With all of our amazing options, it can be challenging to choose the perfect liner that is right for your set. So to help, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite liner and color combinations that work well with lots of our letterpress wedding invitations!
Thinking Vintage? Consider our Rustic Crosshatch, European Formal or Jaquard Elegance patterns. Other patterns we like for a vintage invitation set: Elegant Ombre, Vintage River, Vintage Stripes or Simple Lace in ink colors like Shell, Amethyst, Hazel or Olive.
Thinking Formal? Our Formal Flourish, Traditional Oxford and Simple Chess patterns work beautifully for a fancy invitation set. Other patterns we love for a formal set: Refined Mosaic, Modern Floral, Vintage Diamond or Classic Color in ink colors like Camel, Lavender, Pool or Espresso.
Thinking Modern? Bold, funky patterns like our Antique Geometrics, Chic Combs or Classic Chevron patterns add flair to modern invitation sets. We love these patterns for a modern invitation set, too: Modern Herringbone, Sea Stripes, Modern Light or Simple Geometrics in ink colors like Cherry, Fuchsia, Chartreuse or Black.
Thinking Unique? Make sure your invitations make a statement with a liner pattern like Modern Canopy, Rustic Woodstock or Sante Fe, and print your liners in three colors. Other patterns we like are: Retro Marble, Chic Combs, Moroccan Charm or Sweet Polka in ink colors like Yolk, Watermelon, Mustard or Jade.
Thinking Destination? The Moroccan Charm, Sea Stripes or Elegant Chainlink patterned envelope liners make a lovely accent to a destination wedding invitations. Other liner patterns we love for a destination wedding set: Elegant Ombre, Refined Mosaic, Modern Light or Natural Woodgrain in ink colors like Champagne, Garden, Surf or Mediterranean.
Still not seeing something you love? We can create a custom pattern for you based on the elements from your wedding invitation design, or we can create something totally from scratch too! *(There is an additional design charge for this service)
Once you place an order with us, you will also get a free design consultation, where you’ll have a chance to talk to one of our designers about all of your invitation choices. So if you’re not sure what patterns and ink colors to pair up for your invitation design, don’t worry! (And if you need help now, just ask!)
Last week we showed you a look at some of our new 2012 letterpress invitation designs before and after they were customized, and this week we’re back with more design transformations! We’ve redone 5 of our favorite new modern invitation designs to show you just how much different an invitation can look with a color change, new fonts, and some design adjustments.
Neo Luna by Ian Koenig is charming and simple in the original design, but takes on a bolder look with a font change, added color and silver shine foil stamping.
Suggested embellishments: We think this design would look stunning with surf edge painting and a colorful envelope liner in the sea stripes pattern, printed in surf, marigold and mesa inks.
Details: letterpress ink: surf | foil stamping: silver shine | fonts: ollie + swiss | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | size: f-8 | rounded corners
The Drawing Room design by in-house designer Sarah Walroth features fresh new fonts and a custom pocket-fold, but takes on a more whimsical look after a bit of customizing. We love this design as a square invitation with corner rounding, along with a playful font and fuchsia ink for the names.
Suggested embellishments: A white cotton pocketfold, letterpress printed with prussian blue ink and a blue pearl metallic envelope liner would add the perfect amount of shine to this pretty invitation set.
Details: letterpress inks: fuchsia + prussian blue | fonts: saint-andrew + lady rene | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | size: sq-7 for pocketfold | pocketfold: white, letterpressed in prussian blue ink
Ellie Snow designed the Classic Chevron invitation, which features on-trend chevron patterning, two lines of Belle hand calligraphy, and pretty sea-side and jade letterpress inks. The switch of jade ink to mustard and the repositioning of the chevron pattern gives this design customization a retro feel with a modern twist. Read the rest of this page »
Suggested embellishments: A pretty custom postage stamp along with a custom envelope liner featuring the sweet polka pattern in mustard + sea-side inks would be lovely accents for this wedding invitation.
Details: letterpress inks: mustard + sea-side | fonts: sans capitals + hollow | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | size: f-8
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