25 May 2012

emily & johnny wedding invitation / my first real letterpress project



i've been designing invitations for a number of years now but have never had a design go the letterpress printing route. until now! i am well versed on sending my designs to be digitally printed on luscious thick matte stock (i use an awesome print shop in california), but creating actual plates for a letterpress is a mighty big deal and has always been a huge goal of mine. i can hardly believe we just wrapped up our first labor of love for letterpress!

this wedding invitation came together thanks to my blog friend who has become a real friend, miranda. a few months ago, she made a pretty amazing impulse purchase: a letterpress. her friend (the bride), emily was willing to be the guinea pig for our first letterpressing adventure collaboration. all three of us worked together to create an invitation perfectly suitable for her big day. once my designs were approved and finalized i waited on pins and needles while the plates were made and miranda did her thang out in her studio with pantone inks and papers and more (she got the hard part). the awesome / amazing thing is we managed to collaborate while being located in three separate states; utah, idaho and colorado! seeing the invitation (in real life) made my heart thump and reminds me that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. mission accomplished. wahooo. how fun it is to try something brand new. we want to do it again. need something pressed? we might be your gals.

p.s. i opened these invites up, inhaled them and shot them right there on the patio table. they deserve a real photo shoot with royal velvet encasings. but i had to hurry and snapshot them to capture up my pride and excitement!


happy memorial day weekend!

13 comments:

Lady Day said...

Great job Marta, your design is lovely. Woo hoo to trying new things!

Hil said...

Your design is absolutely beautiful. What fun to collaborate with Miranda? I love that she purchased a letterpress... what a fun dream for the both of you to be living!

Amanda said...

Beautiful!

Jessie said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!! I love them. And I love how ambitious you are. Such an inspiration to me. I'd love to learn more about letter pressing, but have absolutely no idea where to start. Good job!

Miranda said...

Man am I ever glad you posted these pictures. I mean, it really needed to happen and who knows when I would have gotten around to it! Let's start another project ASAP!

{ SHE } said...

These are simply sensational!! I adore the design and the colors and the way the letters melt into the paper. Bravo you two!!!

holtkamp said...

congratulations marta! these look amazing!

michelle said...

I love them! Emily is my cousin, so I have had the pleasure of holding them in my hands. The card stock is amazing! I love the design, the colors, and of course, the letterpress. Awesome collaboration. I am quite jealous of Miranda's press!

mama jo said...

it's beautiful...i knew his dad in high school...

Travelin'Oma said...

Good job, Min!

Charlotte said...

They're beautiful! Emily's my sister, and I couldn't be more happy that her invitations turned out absolutely perfect!

marilu.rivera said...

Hi Marta I have been a loyal reader of your blog way before benji arrived. I love your work and you inspire me so much. My sister is getting married on 08/30/2013 and we needed to start thinkinh about invitations. First person I thought about was you! I wanted some details and maybe a uquote for about 150 invitations. If you can e-mail me @ milox429@gmail.com so me can talk about some ideas. Thanks Marta

Vanessa said...

beautiful work!

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