Vintage World Love Letter | Boxed Invitation
The idea is to have an old-wold vintage boxed invitation. The main card is a scroll (about twice the size of the typical invitation card), and the details displayed on separate cards on the side.
We upgraded to "full calligraphy" where after doing a digital layout for approval, I penned the words one by one to give a raw and human touch. The digital version is printed on all the scrolls, with hand-torn edges.
We wanted it to like an old love letter. I contacted some friends to cost me out for baking and staining, but it seemed too tedious to do for this project. We ended up with double-sided printing of the background, which I designed.
The inner front cover of the box also has a map card, where I drew the route from the Church to the Reception.
In all honesty, my favorite project is designing the box and the tray. I love computing for these things. I made some changes to our original peg to make it easier to assemble. I designed for a cut-out to serve as the fence without having to allot paper and pasting for it. From a technical and assembly standpoint, I think my design is just GREAT. :))
Could you believe that this uses our REIGNA Signature Suite? It looks totally new and different. But I loved how the borders of our REIGNA suite is so flexible that I can use it for a vintage-themed project like this. It adds a touch of royalty.
Even the logo is taken from the REIGNA suite. For the box cover, we opted for copper stamping. I had to be careful in designing the background to make sure that copper will be visible on brown. I ended up with something absolutely glowing ;)
If you follow me on instagram, you might know that I am currently in Singapore. I do the designing from here and coordinate with the production in Manila. The people I work with are very smart and efficient, and I just really thank God for that. THANK YOU LORD!
But especially for projects like this, we had to do a mock up. It involved a lot of technicalities and measurements, and the assembly is a mouthful. Definitely a leap from loose cards stuffed into an envelope.
So while were were doing the mock ups, the team sent me this photo on the left. My heart sank. I kept rolling it in my head, how did I get the measurements wrong? I would've made the tray bigger and the scroll bed slimmer. Good thing that only lasted a few seconds as soon as I realized that the scroll assembly was off. To make it appear bigger and the star of the show, it had a double roll.
Here is another photo of the mock up. Map measurements were adjusted and we changed color for the wax seals.
- Mock up color - champagne
- Final production color - mauve
- Wax seal colors
This project was a LOT of different pieces and elements working together. From the belly bands to the string, it was A LOT OF DETAILS.
It's a lot, but I'm definitely very happy to have this under my belt.
Congratulations to the newlyweds, Daryl and Rolf!
Ink Scribbler is a calligraphy & design company focusing on wedding invitations / stationery printing. Based in Metro Manila, Philippines, shipping worldwide.