Allie’s Best Card for May 2015

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This invitation, designed with South Florida event planner Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, celebrated a milestone birthday for Sergio, a/k/a “the most interesting man in the world.”

A simple, typographic card, paired with a black lizard envelope served as a save the date announcement and created a preview for the invitation that followed.

For the main invitation, we stayed with the same colors and fonts, but layered different papers together to add thickness, texture and make it more “interesting.” The invitation was edge painted with metallic silver for an upscale look with a small stripe of shine.

This set was a beautiful way to bring friends together to celebrate someone special.

-allie

Allie’s Best Card for April 2015

Royal? Cerulean? Indigo? Cobalt? Regardless of what you want to call them, bright blues are HOT right now for bar and bat mitzvahs. It is also a popular color for girl and boy b’nai mitzvahs. We combined blue with neutrals white and grey for Matthew’s bar mitzvah invitation suite above.

The main invitation is printed on blue acrylic with an all-over coating of smoke grey ink, leaving the name clear to let the custom liner shine through as it emerges from the envelope. The custom liner is a pattern of logos, text and icons that represent Matthew’s favorite sports, cities and interests.

We  mixed different materials and printing methods throughout set, but kept it cohesive with color and typography. We had the privilege of working on this set with retailer  Precious Papers in West Harrison, New York.

-allie

Allie’s Best Card for March 2015

This week we are sharing a Bat Mitzvah invitation designed with typography and texture in mind. This oversized invitation included ceremony, party, reply and direction details, so there was a lot of text! The blend of sans-fonts in varying scale were divided into different sections to keep it organized and easy-to-read. We kept the layout modern to let the texture of the gloss white ink pressed into brushed aluminum paper shine through.

For added details, we backed the piece in pink silk paper and created a matching address labels for the white 5″ x 13″ envelope.

This modern Bat Mitzvah invitation suite was designed with retailer E.A.F Fine Papers in New York City.

–allie