Our lovely pals at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee requested this stunning customization of our Victoria Calligraphy (by Sarah Hanna) in charcoal ink. Our European Formal envelope liner design is letterpress printed in our inkless blind deboss as a background that we think gives an elegant touch.
ink: charcoal + blind deboss | calligraphy: victoria hand calligraphy, by sarah hannah style. | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | corner rounding |
We can hardly believe that Bella Figura’s first Design Contest came and went so quickly. Congrats again to all of the winners! Now that the contest has ended, we thought you’d like to see the gorgeous contest winner plaques we sent to the stores that had the top ten designs! Our internal designer Lindsy Aragona created a stunning customization of our Maile design. These beauties are letterpressed in an exciting color combination of sherbet and spring green inks on our 2-ply white paper. Corner rounding adds an extra touch, highlighting the natural curves of the leaves in the design. The wonderful Sarah Hanna is responsible for the stunning calligraphy. The photography in this post features our winners (first place Gus & Ruby Letterpress, second place Social Graces, and third place Union Street Papery).
Hey letterpress fans – Happy Birthday indeed! Nothing celebrates another year passing better than a party invite like this customization, courtesy of the lovely ladies at Social Graces in Nashville. When planning her mother’s 70th birthday party, Gretchen wanted an invitation reminiscent of retro Broadway movie tickets. Social Graces altered Jessica Tierney’s Popular Country design to take maximum advantage of the beautiful Norah script by combining it with the Bennington and Popular fonts.
Espresso was the perfect ink to pull off the “old-timey” feel, and the corner rounding embellishment solidified the desired effect of bringing us back to simpler, carefree days of youth.
Madelyn, we hope your 70th year is as beautiful as this invitation!
ink: espresso | fonts: popular + norah + impression + bennington | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: a-6 | corner rounding |
This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.
We have our amazing friends at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee to thank for this elegant design customization of our String Calligraphy letterpress invitation! The invitation, featured in Pale Gray and Shell inks on our 1-ply white cotton paper, has matching reply postcards and detail cards in Pale Gray which complete the gorgeous set. We think these are perfect for a family farm celebration- and that is exactly what they are intended for!
ink: pale gray + shell | font: jubilant | hand calligraphy: harrison style | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: F8
by Christie Jones, Client Coordinator.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing you to a bunch of our fabulous new retailers. First up, Social Graces in Nashville. This store ranks high on our list of must visit destinations the next time we’re traveling through Tennessee. In fact, we’d love to plan a trip sooner rather than later just so we have an excuse to go hang out. Social Graces is comprised of a team of super talented designers, a shop dog named Rufus and a love for all things stationery, weddings and vintage. If you’re in Nashville, stop by. Pay them a visit. Check out the new Bella Figura album. You’ll be glad you did!