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Rustic Yellow & Gray Wedding Suite

Hello again. I’m here to share a wedding stationery suite I designed for a family member who recently tied the knot. The ideas for the aesthetic were eclectic: she wanted a rustic, country feel, in yellows and grays, with Art Deco shapes. I took some time to explore some typographic options, knowing the bride liked script typefaces, but wanting to choose just the right one. The full suite included a save the date postcard, an invitation suite, and a program.

For her Save the Date, I designed a simple postcard featuring her engagement session photos, simple typography, and a mini-calendar on the front with her date highlighted. For her invitations, I designed a typographic card with yellow ornamentation that combines rustic charm with a touch of art deco. The program also features the ornamented shape, with an emphasis on clear hierarchy of typography. The bride loved the full suite, and was so happy to have it for her special day!

The Save the Date postcards were printed digitally on Cougar Opaque White Cover #70. The invitation suite was printed two color on Cougar Opaque White Cover #70, with bright yellow A7 envelopes. The programs were printed digitally on Cougar Opaque White #80.

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We were so happy with the result; and the wedding was wonderful. Thanks for looking!

-A.K.

Summery 80th Birthday Party Invitations

Well, summer is usually considered over by Labor Day, but I like to counter that by pointing out that summer technically lasts until the Autumnal Equinox (which will be September 23rd this year). So, to enjoy these last few days of summer, I am bringing to you one of my latest invitation designs.

I was asked by my mother to design an invitation for my great aunt’s 80th birthday party. She wanted something summery and upbeat, and suggested that perhaps sunflowers could be included in the design. I decided to design a hand drawn typographic lockup to contribute to the rustic summery feel, and I drew several styles of sunflowers before settling on the marker style.  A light, peachy pink gradient finishes the background of the invitation.

I designed and illustrated the card, and had it printed on Cougar White 80lb uncoated stock. The invitations were mailed in 70# white opaque envelopes.

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I am really pleased with the invitation, and my family loved it too. I think I will try out more illustrations with Prismacolor markers, because they had an unexpected texture that I liked. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy these last few days of summer!

-A.K.