Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I’ve long admired the work of Karen Tran and am wowed every time I see something new from her masterful hands.  You may remember a few projects I’ve shared in the past? Collaborations with Karen are always filled with lavish, opulent details in artfully edited scenes. Today Karen has brought us a very bold Palm Springs scene loaded with gorgeous Tangerine Tango color inspiration!  Enjoy! What’s not to love about a Palm Springs wedding? Warm sun, hip mid-century decor, intoxicating orange groves, and of course the swanky Viceroy Palm Springs. The stark white walls of the Viceroy Suite were a […]

If you missed my first Engage recap earlier this week, take a look here but now, onto the sketches!  This was my 6th Engage experience and if you have followed along over the years you know, that I take notes in sketches.  Armed with sketchbook, my trusted Sharpie pen and watercolor pencils, I embrace each session with my eyes and ears.  As the sessions evolve I am intently moving from sketch to written notes, back and forth to create a crazy collection of information that I refer to again and again long after Engage has passed.  I must thank the […]

The world is abuzz.  Well execpt for those in Ravello, according to Marcy Blum. With the Royal Wedding fever to reach its pinnacle in about two hours time according to my eastern clock, the suspense is barely tolerable.  So what does this artist, invitation designer and all around wedding junkie do…blog!  Welcome to the very late night, super-royal special edition of RiceInk.  Never before have I scheduled a post at such a late hour but today’s historical events call for nothing less out of the ordinary!! So today I have a opulent, over the top table scape designed by one […]

Getting an email from Karen Tran about her next photo shoot project is always a thrill as it is guaranteed to be a exciting experience.   Recently our newest Vintage Pattern, lacy leaves, was featured in this “Purple Reigns” shoot exclusively for Ceremony Magazine.  The intricate, romantic quality of the pattern was a perfect contrast to the bold sequined, magenta loveliness Karen envisioned. Here is a look at some photos taken before the pieces left the studio.  An invitation was created for the look, just in case, but not captured for the shoot.  A tiny round rhinestone buckle adorned the top […]

As many of you know, Karen Tran is one of my favorites for inspirational eye candy and floral artistry that makes your mouth drop, quite literally.  Karen and I have collaborated on several projects in the last year but finally we were able to share a unique client this past November! Loan (the Bride) came to me a little late admittedly, especially when custom design is involved BUT I was so thrilled with her ideas that taking on her project was never a question.  Several design revisions were needed as ideas evolved along with each custom sample I created.  We […]