Using a palette of gold matte foil, desert letterpress ink and a custom pink watercolor, Lauren and Jeffrey transformed our Wreath Crest design for their Boca Raton wedding. Gold foil was incorporated into the hand drawn crest and highlighted their names and custom monogram from Nicole Black. The custom pink watercolor accented their save the date and was used again on the reply card and envelope liner to tie the whole suite together. Many thanks to our friends at Windmill Paper Boutique for helping us create these pink and gold wedding invitations!
letterpress ink: desert | foil stamping: gold matte | digital ink: cmyk | fonts: aster + gill | hand calligraphy monogram: custom style by Nicole Black | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | edge painting: british rose | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom watercolor in cmyk | Windmill Paper Boutique | customization #30507
This laid back and lovely holiday customization of the Wreath Crest design is a real charmer. Festive and folky, we can’t get enough of this look for the holiday season!
wreath crest customization | letterpress ink colors: hunter + coral | font: moravia | paper: white | invite size: A-6 | liner: juniper pattern in coral + hunter + fern + cream | hand calligraphy accents: mulberry | die-cut: lincoln | original design by Chelsea Petaja | customization by in-house designer Jessica Tierney
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Our Designer of the Month for July is Chelsea Petaja! Chelsea joined the Bella Figura family this year and has 5 new designs for 2014 – and they’re all on sale this month! Chelsea’s style is modern yet sweet and has a hand-crafted look. Several of her new designs are on the rustic side and would be perfect for a fall wedding! Chelsea gave us a little peek into her home – where she lives and works with her husband Tec Petaja.
Living, working, loving and entertaining out of one place ain’t no joke. My husband and I recently moved into the same studio space (a reclaimed garage in our backyard) which makes our living quarters just a little tighter… and a little more revealing about our individual working habits. (Like my humming and Tec’s lack of an internal monologue. Ha!) But when setting up our space, I ran across this quote by William Morris that helps me to be honest in my design aesthetic: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” For me, white and bright with pops of color and pattern are beautiful. My computer is useful. My drafting table and desk are both. I’m surrounded by artwork and photographs and sketches that are meaningful, but when they become mundane, I switch them up so that this is a space of creativity and inspiration–a space where imagination can wander and emails can be sent.
Take a look at some of Chelsea’s designs below – her entire collection (including invitations, save the dates, social notes, and more!) is on sale for 10% off during the month of July (and you can save an additional 10% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!). Have questions about this promotion? Please, be in touch!
The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Chelsea Petaja and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on July 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.