Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Type Tuesday: Stamp it Out

The trend in weddings this Spring seemed to be hand stamping. Every wedding blog had either invitations or favors that had been hand stamped by the bride and groom. As most featured type, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites on today's Type Tuesday round up.
The Inspiration (top left clockwise): Designed by Lost Bridge Designs; Designed by Ellie Carolus; Designed by Kyan Ruth Gilbertson; Designed by Chelsea Fuss; Geometric Slabserif 712 Bodoni, designed by David Senior, featured on For Print Only; Photographed by Candy Capro.

Hand stamping is not for the faint of heart. It's a time consuming DIY project. How do I know? We hand stamped blue and purple roses on our invitation envelopes and on all of the place cards. But, if you want to do it, and are looking for fonts that not everyone will have, look for a vintage stamp set or a couple and mix and match. Here are a few sets on Etsy that I liked.
The Finds (top left clockwise): Stamp Set, $29.99; Vintage Stamps - missing U, Y, Z and 2, $30; Mercantile Stamps, $74.50; Italian Letterpress, $9.00; Vintage Letterpress Alphabet, $40.00; Vintage Fleet Philograph Publication LTD Stamp Set, $20.00; Rubber Stamp Set, $20.00.

Do you love a hand-stamped touch?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: Stationery and guest favor images (top left clockwise) spotted on: Emmaline Bride, Hither & Yon, Love in a Mason Jar, Delightfully Engaged, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Polka Dot Weddings. All product images taken by their respective Etsy sellers: Alternative Art Supply, Angel's Share, Good Eye Antiques, La Sartoria, Nellie Fellow, Reconstitutions, and Tag Sale Finds. Collages created by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.