Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Custom Graffiti Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitation Set

Today I am so excited to share a new style/invitation type for the Sparkle and Ink collection! Recently, I was asked to design a Bar Mitzvah invitation with a graffiti style. My favorite part of designing, is that each job is completely different from the last. But this was extra fun, because it was such a change from  the soft beautiful muted colors of wedding and baby invitations. Check out the fun, bright brilliant colors!

The mom of this Bar Mitzvah boy came to me with an idea in mind for a graffiti theme invitation. Here's the overall look.
As you can see, the main invite card features the Bar/Bat Mitzvah recipient's initials, event date, and is printed on heavy card stock with an extra glossy coating to give those brilliant colors an extra oomph! 

I experimented with a new envelope concept for this invitation set. The envelope is a clear cellophane envelope with a solid inner lining which has the the main address written on it, and encloses the invitation card. It's such a sleek, fun way to send an unique mail piece. In the photo above, you can see the return address label that I designed to match the invitation, and in the pic below, you can see how the main address is displayed on that gorgeous blue. Really though, any of the colors in the invitation can be used as enclosure solids, it was hard to choose! The stamp then is affixed to the outside of the envelope. I double, triple and quadruple checked with the post office, and mailed a sample (can't leave anything to chance) and this is completely mailable! 
The after-party for this Bar Mitzvah was to be held at a night club and have a modern, sleek style. Here's the back, or information side of the invitation card. I modeled it after a night club advertisement with bold, justified, sans-serif text. 
A great part about this invitation, is that the initials of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah boy/girl can be used as a logo on shirts, hats, or any other gear to be used as favors. It's featured as the focal point on the front of the card, and then isolated on the back. 
Here's a close up of the return address label, which ties the whole package together. These labels are re-sealable so that guests can open the invitation without ripping the label, and then use it again to re-close the envelope. Another great part of these envelopes is that they are peel and stick strips, so no messy sealing or licking (hopefully no one licks large quantities of envelopes anymore anyway - I mean after the Seinfeld episode...).
So there you have a peek at one of the newest designs from the Sparkle and Ink studio. It's available on our Etsy shop, and completely customizable. Coming up on Thursday, I have a great solution for affordable, DIY table numbers, Stay tuned! 
We've been busy creating here are Sparkle and Ink lately! What are you designing? Any great do-it-yourself projects? Favors?  

Sparkle On!
 - Kathy

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