Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

This blog post has been writing itself for many years. Today is a special day as I hit publish on The Painter’s Wedding Cover Reveal! In 2013 I felt the rumblings of an idea. Maybe you are familiar with a restless vibe that keeps you excitedly awake at night? Or maybe you’ve had a crazy idea that few seem to get but you cannot shake? Well, The Painter’s Wedding was just that idea for me. You see this idea seemed unsuited for me, when I looked at it logically. But logic isn’t always my signpost in life, my gut is. {A […]

watercolor-wedding-invitation

Elopements have a certain charm, a runaway of emotions where two hearts meet alone of perhaps just a small number of family and friends. Consider pushing aside the massive hoopla that can become so many wedding celebrations. {Elopements trade opulence for ohm, bursting budgets for balance and stress beyond measure for serenity and simplicity.} Rustic Watercolor Wedding Invitations turned elopement announcements here are festooned with all that glistens in the dusk light in the woods. Golden tones brushed onto a wood veneer envelope liner spark interest in the roughly torn edges of the announcement piece. Thick gold acrylic is used anything […]

watercolor-letterpress-wedding-invite

Blind letterpress printing has always captivated me.  There’s something magical about text and artwork being pressed deeply into thick, cottony stocks without and color from ink. In these Foil and Watercolor Wedding Invitations, each impression comfortably rests into the paper’s surface. This combined with seeing my illustrations beautifully diluted in this way is a joy. Blind letterpress is quite literally a letterpress impression in the paper without the use of any color – hence the “blind” name.  Subtlety and texture reign high here as the focal point of the piece is not color and bling, instead the wow becomes the nuance of the paper’s […]