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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Luggage tag Save the date invitation

Every now and then, you get lucky enough to produce something breathtaking. This was it for me, from the moment Jacinta contacted me and shared her vision for her Save the date cards, I knew they would look awesome.
Jacinta and Travis would be getting married in Colorado USA. They both currently reside in Western Australia.
Their brief was 'floral, vintage, natural browns, warm greys and blush pink with peonies and a luggage/shipping tag' theme.
As soon as 'The Admiral' pressed into the double thick 600gsm 100% cotton paper on his first motorized run, with a blush impression of a vintage peony flower, I swooned. I had spent some time adjusting the roller height by taping up the rails of the C&P press and the impression was pretty perfect, that is the ink touched only the very surface of the plate and when the pressed closed to form the impression, the ink transferred only into the 'valley' of the impression and not onto the internal sides of the impression. Smiles all round here.
The results speak for themselves.
First press
Second press


Corners cut, Kraft re-enforcing ring embellishment and jute string

Envelopes were addressed with white calligraphy ink. Mint vintage Australian stamps were sourced - the perfect final touch.


  1. Are they from the old mans stamp collection???

  2. No but how familiar are all the stamps? Apparently when we were at school there was a craze which caused a glut and hey presto!

  3. These cards are awesome
    well done you are so talented