When you’re shopping for a wedding dress, you may already have something in mind. You may not know which designer you’d be wearing, but you know you’ve got to have a sweet heart neck line, or a dramatic lace collar, or a sea of ruffles. When we started thinking about our 2012 Collection, we knew we wanted to incorporate a handmade quality to our patterns. Enter Kristy Rice of Momental Designs. Kristy, joined our network of Dealers/Designers in August 2007 and completely impressed our team with her amazing artwork. She brings the idea of custom wedding ensembles to another level by hand-painting each invitation.
With almost 3,000 miles between our southern California headquarters and her Pennsylvania studio, we’ve relied on the Momental Designs website and blog to see samples of Kristy’s work. She frequently uses Envelopments cardstocks, papers, liners and envelopes in her custom wedding invitations and always inspires us with her unique color combinations. I was the first of our team to have the pleasure of meeting Kristy at engage!09 in Las Vegas. Since then, Envelopments and Kristy have been nurturing a mutually respectful relationship. At the 2011 National Stationery Show in New York, we began discussing the possibilities of collaborating over dinner. Needless to say, both parties left the table invigorated.
Over the next few months, we worked with Kristy on different variations of patterns. There was a lot to consider: How will her style be incorporated into the Envelopments aesthetic? How can we translate her hand-painted techniques into a reproducible medium? But the biggest question that persisted was “How gorgeous would her artwork look printed directly on a Pocket Folds® enclosure?”
With bated breath, we’re proud to introduce the Trellis Collection featuring the hand-painted artwork of Kristy Rice. Our newest collection of Envelopments Patterns available in enclosures, cardstocks, papers and liners. With our upcoming 2012 Wedding Release, we will be debuting ten different Trellis prints. For the first time, we are using a 4-color process to create two pink floral options and two orange floral options. We are also releasing six 1-color options, one of which is printed on a duplex stock (another first for us).
We feature Trellis in the Vivienne & Miles wedding ensemble, as seen in the Winter 2012 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, currently in circulation. The beautiful latticework of the pink floral pattern wraps the invitation in a 6×9 Pocket Folds enclosure. We highlight the tones of the delicate flowers with Boa and Tourmaline card stock backing layers and emphasize the hand-drawn stems with Belluccia, a calligraphic font.
Use any of the Trellis patterns to match the invitation, or use coordinating colors like Boa, Napa, Green Tea, Graphite, Raw Silk Gold or Raw Silk Ecru-SWI73 to create an eclectic color scheme of Favor Containers. Incorporate Envelopments Original Artwork (30 hand-painted floral elements to choose from) onto personalized band wraps.
Custom-scored folded cards make beautiful place cards, layered card stocks hang beautifully from topiaries as table numbers, and Envelofolds® enclosures work great as escort cards.
So, just like the process of hunting for that perfect wedding dress, we set out to find a pattern that complements the Envelopments collection. We knew which designer we wanted to work with. We knew the feeling we wanted to emote. Working with talented hands that tailored the fit to our taste made it all sing. And we’re excited to share this couture creation with you.