Real Card Studio is now foil printing on a sexy new translucent heavy card that we're calling Ghost Vinyl for its ethereal look and feel. Chic on it's own, or brilliant paired with a photo card behind it, our Good Will holiday card will make them gasp with envy and delight.
Real Card Studio's Good Will holiday cards are available at Rock Paper Scissors in Franklin, TN. For other locations, please visit our website or contact us for a personal referral. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes.
|Lioncrest wedding invitation engraved in black and gold inks on double thick cotton paper|
|Lioncrest engraved wedding invitation suite with matching response set and informal notes.|
|Graphic postage complements the modern slant to these formal invitations.|
The most formal and opulent of occasions calls for a traditional invitation with understated elegance. An invitation printed on paper that just feels nice in your hands--the weight, the cotton--something your guests won't want to put down until they've run their fingers over the bump of the fine engraving. And typography that is at once formal and fancy, without being the least bit silly.
Real Card Studio's double-thick cotton invitation is engraved in black and gold inks with edges painted in gold to finish it perfectly. The black linen reply envelope gives interest to the package while keeping the formality intact.
You won't have to tell your guests "formal attire" required. They'll just know.
Real Card Studio's engraved wedding invitations are available at Saint Clair Stationers in Greenwich, CT. Please visit our website for more locations. Photos by Fresh Outtakes.
|Beautiful split-fountain letterpress invitations for a country wedding by Real Card Studio|
|Happy couple snuggling by the pond at Swans Trail Farm in Snohomish, Washington|
|Chalkboard welcome sign hand lettered by Karen Yee Chan|
|Mix and match bridesmaids dresses in a chiffon taupe|
|The bride and bridesmaids wore cowboy boots|
|Bridal bouquet of peach and white roses with luscious greens|
|Groomsmen in grey suits and ties waiting in the barn for their cue|
|Live band with banjo plays for the bridal processional|
|Father and bride walking down the aisle across the lawn adorned by swags of green|
|Making it official under the bluest sky|
|Wee banners for guests to wave for the newlywed's recessional|
|Rustic open barn setting for the dinner reception|
|Handsome guest (my husband) greets the newlyweds|
|Monogram from the invitation is used to decorate the custom cornhole boards for lawn games at the reception|
|Table signs to direct guests to their seats and wooden flower boxes made by the bride's family|
|Kraft menus and beautiful rustic seating for the dinner reception|
|Monogrammed menus printed in pine green on kraft at each place-setting|
|Chalkboard bar signs by Karen Yee Chan|
|Wedding cake draped with flowers and Chalkboard wedding program, by Karen Yee Chan.|
|Guest book table decorated with photographs of family wedding portraits for a sense of history|
|Lush letterpress printing on cotton paper|
|Invitation, reply card and accommodations card were all printed on one sheet with a "split-fountain" of green and taupe ink to create this unique ombré effect on the letterpress printed invitations|
You hear the term "rustic-chic" but I've never seen it make so much sense. This bride had a remarkable vision for her wedding, and did not miss a single detail. This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have had the pleasure of attending, and was very excited to be a part of it.
The setting for this wedding took guests on a drive through the country (on a school bus--if you took up the couple on the provided transportation), that really set up guests to enjoy the beauty of Swans Trail Farms in Snohomish, Washington. The weather cooperated, giving them the bluest sky for the ceremony, and that golden-hour of sun setting through the cornfields. Well-timed and dialed in. (I doubt that was an accident.)
Instead of paper programs, guests were greeted with custom chalkboard signs, hand lettered by Real Card Studio's favorite calligrapher, Karen Yee Chan. The lettering style was fun and beautiful, and fit the scenery, framed in antique gilt frames.
For their wedding invitations, we letterpress printed with a split-fountain to naturally blend the ink color at the top of the card into the second color at the bottom, giving a beautiful ombré effect as the ink transformed from a lush blue-green to a golden taupe. For added interest, we printed the reply and details cards on the same sheet with the invitation, so all three pieces blend together, making each set uniquely beautiful.
Real Card Studio created a custom monogram for the couple using their initials and leafy swag illustrations. It was at the top of the invitation, and then repeated on the day-of pieces like the menu, table signs and even hand painted onto custom corn-hole boards for playing games on the lawn.
I wish I was working on this invitation again right now, it was that much fun.
Real Card Studio created this custom wedding invitation for Tanna and Ryan in Redmond, Washington. Planning by Occasions, LLC. Photography by Manchik Photography. Calligraphy by Karen Yee Chan.
The lines between personal and business are blurring more every day. Even in today's digital-obsessed world, it's always a good idea to have a calling card ready to hand out. If you're a photographer by day, a fashion blogger by night, or just an Instagram fanatic–friends, co-workers, new acquaintances are all potential clients and followers. And you need to be carrying a chic business card. Because a wise man once said, if you don't have a business card with you, then you don't have a business card.
Sure, it's easy to pull out your phones and share your digital contacts, but you'll get a much more impressive response when you hand them your letterpress printed calling card.
Cement grey ink letterpress printed on Reich Savoy cotton 118# cover. Real Card Studio calling cards available at Folio in Larkspur. For stores in your area, please visit our website. Photo by Fresh Outtakes.
|Sophisticated yet playful, Real Card Studio's "Loren" calling cards will ensure they do indeed call. We promise.|
The logo monogram can be customized with your initials and symbols that express your style and personality, or maybe pay homage to your home state, a hobby, your career or even your sign. Make it yours.
Personal calling cards by Real Card Studio are available at Mark Harris Stationers in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. For stores in your area, please visit our website.www.realcardstudio.com
You know an invitation is for a very tight circle of loved ones when ways to reach the bride and groom are not necessary to RSVP. For this delightfully intimate ceremony, invitations were individually personalized and hand lettered to each guest by name. The gold ink stood out so beautifully on the dark gray cardstock (duplexed to a textured gold backside) that it almost looked engraved, but no printed reproductions were made of this invitation–our calligrapher, Karen Yee Chan, wrote out each invitation by hand. I love that this couple went all out and lavished their guests with such personal attention.
Real Card Studio partnered with Karen Yee Chan Calligraphy to create these beautiful one-of-a-kind wedding invitations. Wedding took place at Beecher's Loft in Pike Place Market in Seattle.
|You'll be looking for excuses to hand out this understated modern calling card by Real Card Studio.|
|Simple modern type on petite calling card by Real Card Studio.|
Real Card Studio designed this personal calling card for Blacker and Kooby in New York City. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes.
After sixteen years of experience, I know fifty years of marriage deserves to be celebrated! These classically designed wedding anniversary party invitations are styled similar to how this couple's wedding invitations may have looked like in the 1960s (with a trendy nod of art deco type for their names to keep it looking fresh!) Ecru cotton, the most traditional of wedding invitation papers, shows off the classic black letterpress and fancy gold foil embellishments beautifully.
Real Card Studio's "Jubilee" anniversary party invitations are available at Haven & Co. in Los Angeles. Please visit our website for stores in your area.
Real Card Studio created this lovely notecard for Dear John Fine Stationers in Aspen. Calligraphy by Karen Yee Chan. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes.
|Cotton cards with gray letterpress printing and hand dyed silk bows by Real Card Studio.|
|Wanderlust decor by Vintage Ambiance and florals by Lola Creative at Fremont Foundry.|
|Sweet pair. "Key to my Heart" invitation by Real Card Studio and decadent chocolate cake by Cameron Catering.|
Velvet couches in earthy colors of rust and slate with saffron accent pillows and a chandelier made with strips of vintage cloth give this event space a casual, inviting ambiance. The wallpaper made of watercolored maps will inspire wanderlust into the conversations of the guests.
Real Card Studio created these delicately beautiful invitations for Mindy Weiss in Beverly Hills for wedding at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Event shown by Vintage Ambiance, Florals by Lola Creative and dessert by Cameron Catering. Photography by Alante Photography and Fresh Outtakes.
|Custom hand lettered names and monogram on an elegant vintage wedding invitation.|
|Invitation with lined envelopes, save the date, response set and matching personal stationery by Real Card Studio.|
|Edge painting in platinum to match the custom foil printing.|
Dusty rose, pewter, nude metallic and antique wood details tied together the elegant vintage element to the event. Real Card Studio's invitations foil printed in a platinum-rose foil with matching metallic edge paint were just the right pairing for this decor. With organic flourished hand lettering by Karen Chan, the monogram and bride and groom names stand out exceptionally well.
We were delighted to participate in an open house event for Cameron Catering at the beautiful industrial event space Fremont Foundry in Seattle. The theme of the event was "Around the World in 180 Minutes", playing off of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in 80 Days", regaling the golden age of travel. Design elements of vintage travel and eras were everywhere.
The vintage travel theme gave Cameron Catering many options to show off a variety of cuisine, as well as event set decoration provided by Pedersen's, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens and Lola Event Florals and Design, and photographed by Alante Photography. Real Card Studio custom designed menu cards for the different travel themes to identify buffet menu items.
Real Card Studio created this invitation suite for L. S. Amster Company in Scarsdale, NY. Photography by Alante Photography and Fresh Outtakes. Calligraphy by Karen Yee Chan.