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!