Sycamore Street Press ///// Ingrid's Birth Announcements
Better late than never, right?
These have been in the works for months, but we just sent them out in the past few weeks. In fact, I still have more I need to send out!* But at least I'm happy with how they turned out! And they were so much fun to do... especially because they were in honor of our little girl.
I knew that I wanted the design to be pretty, feminine, and cheerful without being too cutesy. (Hopefully I achieved that.) I didn't look far for inspiration. I looked to Ingrid's nook of our family bedroom for the colors, and to a couple of my own cards for the design inspiration. (This one and this one.) I've been making folk art inspired work for almost 10 years, so at this point, I often take older drawings as a starting point. But of course the original inspiration always comes from somewhere else. For my Scandinavian florals and wreaths like these, as well as my hand lettered script -- it's from the art of my Swedish great-grandmother for whom Ingrid and I are both named.
It's funny -- the design for the announcement came together in one afternoon. But all the other little details took forever to decide upon and finish. Like the stamps I had made for the front of the envelope and the ribbon I ordered from Angela Liguori. (I've been using her ribbon for a couple of years now and it makes everything it touches feel special!)
In the end, almost everyone on the Sycamore team had a hand in pulling these together. (Otherwise, I may have been sending these out in time for her fifth birthday.) Thanks guys!
As a side note, this is reminding me that I have so much custom work that we've done over the years and has yet to be documented! We actually don't have time to take on any custom work at the moment, but we are working on a portfolio of invitations and announcements that will hopefully debut some time at the end of this year or the beginning of the next... stay tuned for more details.
*If you are a friend, family member, or Sycamore stockist, and did not receive one but would like to, please let me know. My computer crashed while I was in the middle of compiling addresses, and I'm sure that I lost some. I just haven't had the time to meticulously go through the list.