We worked with our friends at Papier Girl to create these gorgeous invitations. Our Zari design was the inspiration. Carolina and cobalt were used in combination with sapphire shine to create a blue color story. The reply card features a flood of carolina letterpress, with knocked out text. The finishing touch is tawny metallic thread.
letterpress ink: carolina : digital inks: carolina + cobalt | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1ply | font: santiago | metallic thread: tawny | envelope liner: classic color in carolina + louise pattern in sapphire shine | envelope: bella cotton white square flap | customization #67474
We are thrilled to announce that Bella Figura won three Louies this year–one in each category we entered. The Louie Award, given by the Greeting Card Association to celebrate “best cards in the industry for over 30 years”.
Serengeti by Leslie Johnston won in the category of “Invitations & Announcements – Non-Wedding”
Gweneth by Alyssa Tidd won in the category of “Invitations & Announcements – Wedding”
Zari by Katie Magee, Amoret by Alyssa Tidd, and Maisey by Jessica Downs won in “Letterpress Printing.” This category recognizes the tradition and artistry of letterpress, including overall design, creativity, and craftsmanship.
Katie Magee designed Zari, part of our 2023 wedding collection and shares her inspiration behind the suite:
Zari comes to life with a warm color palette and a soft arch shape carried throughout the set, inspired by sand dunes in the desert on a hot day. Large areas of letterpress printed color bring depth and texture to the design while keeping the look modern and simple. The typography is clean and minimal, allowing for special ligatures to pop throughout the set. The uniquely folded events card and reply card are tied together with eye-catching metallic tawny thread so that your guests won’t miss a single detail.
Zari’s colors can be customized in any way you like, but we think an analogous color palette really shines. For a “cool” approach, try swapping in Deep Blue, Chambray, and Powder Blue inks!