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Designer’s Inspiration {week one hundred six}

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Not only are these marbled wallpaper designs stunning with the contrast of black, white and gold, but they are custom and handmade! Like letterpress, we love when you can see the artist’s hand in an original piece of artwork … especially one that you can have the pleasure of enjoying every day like wallpaper and stationery.

Hope you have an inspiring weekend!

Suite Spotlight – Stone Harbor Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We’re excited to share the third brand new wedding invitation suite that we recently added to our Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Stone Harbor! For those of you that love details, this suite is the perfect starting point. It has layers of elements that can easily be swapped out for your favorite details to create a brand new look.

Our versatile Stone Harbor wedding invitation suite is all about texture. From the subtle blind chevron pattern printed behind the navy letterpress text, to the silver metallic rope pattern on the colored paper bellyband and the repeating nautical knot pattern on the decorative envelope liner, this suite has it all! We’ve chosen motifs and a color palette with a nautical feel, but this sophisticated suite could easily be customized with a monogram, palm motif and tropical color palette for an island affair.

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DESIGN DETAILS | Size: Classic | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, Brilliant White | Ink: Blind Hit + Custom PMS | Motifs: Pattern-152, Monogram-61, Pattern-168 + Anchor-04 | Fonts: Urw Grotesk, Old Fashioned + Niagara Engraved | Upgrades: Indigo Colored Envelope,  Envelope Liner (color #54), Second Ink on Envelope

How would you customize Stone Harbor? Are you planning a nautical theme? Or looking to create something completely unique? We would love to see how you personalize this layered suite with your favorite design elements. Remember, we just added 90 new motifs, 20 new monograms and 63 new patterns so you have lots of gorgeous design elements to choose from. Contact your local Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer to create your custom wedding stationery suite!

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Suite Spotlight – Greenwich Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Spring is the perfect time for change and new growth! We’re excited to reveal the first of four new invitations added to our Custom Wedding Portfolio II. These new wedding invitation suites include designs that range from traditional and vintage to modern and whimsical! We have also added to our custom elements {90 new motifs, 20 new monograms and 63 new patterns} to give you more to play with when you’re creating your very own wedding stationery.

Our first new wedding invitation suite, Greenwich, celebrates the best of letterpress printing by pairing elements that showcase the letterpress impression with thick and thin lines. Details like the script and headline typefaces as well as the delicate, winding frame and surrounding lush pattern, make this suite perfect for a couple set on designing every detail of their wedding day. The tonal color palette of lavender and caramel letterpress inks lends to the overall romantic feel of this sweet design.

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All of our new designs are reaching our retailers this week. If you would like to see them in person {and get a sneak preview before we spotlight the rest of them here on the blog!}, visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer. Our custom design process allows you to select your favorite design elements and create a personalized design for no additional design fees! Happy planning!

DESIGN DETAILS | Size: Classic | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, natural white | Ink: Caramel + Lavender | Motifs: Pattern-164, Frame-80, Frame-82 | Fonts: Urw Grotesk, Fontaine + Bordeaux Roman

 

A.M. Inspiration {chinoiserie and metallics}

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We all have our favorite creative times during the day, and for me, it’s early in the morning while most of the world – well, mostly my children – remain quiet. With our “A.M. Inspiration” series, I post images of what currently has me inspired, the exciting new ideas I am dreaming up on my quiet mornings and share my thoughts on how to translate each piece of inspiration into stationery design and wedding invitations.

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It was in college, while studying art and design, that I fell in love with chinoiserie. The Chinese-inspired prints have an ethereal feel that heightened my appreciation for this pattern.

This contemporary image, with the brushed metallic silver background that combines so beautifully with the watercolor-like-feel of the intricate and fanciful botanical imagery, is quite an inspiration. The winding tree branches painted in an unexpected robin’s egg blue color adds to the overall whimsical quality of the print.

To translate these exquisite details into a stationery suite, I would simply suggest shimmering foil stamping paired with a soft letterpress color palette on a metallic neutral card stock. Some of our most popular designs were inspired by items and elements that aren’t traditionally associated with weddings. A chinoiserie-inspired wedding invitation is officially on my design to-do list!

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