Letterpress Business Cards

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have got a sneak peek of my new business cards yesterday.  In all of my 7 years of working as a graphic designer, I was never able to convince my clients to go with letterpress.  It's an ancient printing technique but I think they are so classic and I LOVE the feel of debossed fonts on a thick piece of card stock.  Ahhh...a graphic designers dream I tell ya.  What can I say, I have a thing for fonts and pretty paper!  So with Blogpodium coming up as well as tea with Sarah, I decided to treat myself!

I'm a fan of minimal design but still wanted my card to stand out so I went with gold foil text and painted edges in gleaming pink.  I love how they add colour to my desk and they look so pretty tucked in my wallet.  I was originally going to go with black painted edges and I'm so glad I went the pink route.  They're so much more cheerful!

The lovely people at Cotton Paperie did a fantastic job in such a short timeframe.  I literally could not sleep last week because I was afraid the cards wouldn't ship on time or they would get held up at customs. Also, I'm pretty sure their entire staff knows me now since I called like, every day.  I'm NOT even exaggerating. Well, they pulled it off and I couldn't be happier!  The quality is fantastic and I highly recommend them.  If you want to see more of their work, you can check out their website here.  Check out the labels on their boxes too, so darn pretty:

So what do you think, folks?  Would you do letterpress? And who's going to #Blogpodium?  or tea with #SarahRichardson?  Are you ready?!

Have a great day everyone.  xo

Photos From The Christie Antique Show

Going to these shows is fun but also a little dangerous for me. I always seem to fall in love with something and there's so many different things to see. I decided to photograph my journey through the different vendors and booths. Below are some of the cool things I saw there:

Loved these bright lanterns. It's a great way to add colour and character to a kitchen or bedroom.

This buddha was amazing. Doesn't he look so jolly? You can't see it but the sticker read 'priceless'. Of course I didn't leave without rubbing his belly for good luck.

I loved these white ice cream chairs. I can picture this set on a cute balcony or patio.

Railroad crossing sign? Would love to put something cool like this on my living room wall but definitely out of my budget.

Okay, this would have creeped me out as a child. Now I think they're kinda cute.

There was tons of hobnail, depression glass and brass everywhere.

I must have spent 40 mins at this booth just touching and looking at all the letterpress blocks. I love the look and feel of letterpress on paper. I snagged a few blocks which I plan to use to create some custom cards.

I loved this chair, especially the cane back. And of course these large letters got my attention! This old drawer pull and bustform lampshade was also photo worthy...

And of course, more chairs...

And then I came across this beautifully styled booth by Eclectic Pelican Antiques. They had these cute business cards that had french words on one side and the translation on the other. LOVE!

Wayne, the gentleman at the booth was so sweet and even gave me one of their beautiful canvas bags.

And here are my purchases for the day. 2 pieces of depression glass for an upcoming photoshoot that I'm styling and four letterpress blocks for some custom cards I will be creating.

The next show is on Saturday September 7th but you can check out their website here for additonal info.

Happy Hump Day All!