November 9, 2011
Behind the Scenes: Pattern Play Stationery
Posted by Shira Savada
In the fall issue, we focused on patterns that pack a punch on paper. With five stationery suites, we showed you how to incorporate patterns and carry them into other elements like sweets and favors.
Here's a few more images from our photo shoot!
1 We ordered chocolates from Pomona Chocolates. They were as tasty as they looked.
2 Julie, the chocolatier at Pomona Chocolates, also applied the plaid transfer (the artwork came from Albertine Press and was made by American Chocolate Designs) to white chocolate.
3 Here are two more shapes we had. These had tasty fillings!
4 The pop of color and clean type won us over. Thanks Albertine Press!
5 The ikat suite, by Curious & Co. was accented by Harriet Rose Calligraphy's "Romantic Rose Script". Here, you can see escort card options with a tented fold and a flat card.
6 The coasters from ForYourParty.com were foiled. Check out the reflective finish.
7 Isn't this A just lovely?
8 All of the pieces incorporated color and the overall pattern differently.
9 Don't forget you can incorporate pattern in your postage too! Here were some options from Champion Stamp.
10 For the plaid suite, Maggie Austin Cakes painted some cookies.
11 I heart this ampersand a lot.
12 The deckled edge on Cynthia Warren's striped suite was such a soft touch.
13 Gotta love the envelope flap.
14 Cynthia sent along a calligraphed envelope by Adrienne Keats (adriennekeats.com).
15 Studio on Fire's invitation came in a slide out pocket. Here it is all tucked in.
16 A closer look through the window.
17 And the back notch.
18 I loved that the pattern was letterpressed on both the back and the front.
19 Stir sticks from ForYourParty.com boasted an isolated bloom from the floral suite by Elum.
20 Here you can see up close what overprinting looks like. See the yellow popping through the green?
21 I liked the mix of type faces and the floral addition to the envelope.
22 Here you can see the same patterns in two colors, one on the liner and one on the response card.
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