Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New designs you may like

We've been working on some new designs lately - they may make it to the website in some form in the future, but we thought you might like to have a look and see what you think.

1. Osaka

This is an A5 card invitation. The backing card is 350g Colorplan Mist, which is then overlaid with White Kyoto, one of our new Japanes screenprint papers. The invitation is printed in a concertina fold style, similar to our Monaco style.

The paper we used is the 175g Colorplan Mist and we've wrapped it with 2mm ivory satin cord. We recommend using a C5 Milano Ivory envelope with this style.

2. New Zealand

This is a striking design that is very simple to make. Colorplan 175g Baghad brown is folded into a DL-sized trifold and inside is a Stardream Opal 120g printed insert, set off with a Gold Skeleton Leaf and a 3mm Satin Straw bow.

As you can see in the above image, we then seal the invitation with gold wax. We suggest using a DL Stardream Opal envelope for this style - we think it'll contrast with the brown very nicely.

3. Canada

The last of our new styles is a very minimal and elegant invitation. It's an A5 folded card (in this case 300g Hahnemuhle White), printed on the cover and on both inside pages. We've made this a little different by scoring the card quite far in from the main fold (approx 45mm from the centre), which makes for a wonderful effect.

To finish, we wrapped the card with our extremely delicate Hakuryu 7.5g paper and a length of 25mm White Organza. A C5 White Milano envelope would be ideal for this style.

So, that's what we're working on at the moment. Let us know what you think - we'll put up some templates and guides if people are interested, and we're always interested to hear from our customers.