Hi y’all! I’m back from Alt Summit and trying to get back into the swing of normal life. It was the best, most exhausting four days of my life! While I’m still processing all of the information I took in, I decided to share some of my favorite business cards from the awesome bloggers and brands I met while in Salt Lake City. Since Alt is a conference for creative people, the business card exchange has become a beautiful and fun tradition, now in it’s fourth year. I have linked to all of their blogs so click around if you are looking for some awesome new people to follow, I still have some exploring to do myself!
Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel and Melisa from LuLu the Baker really blew me away with the time spent on their cards. I mean, Lexy stitched together glitter garland for everyone!
Alt set up these boards in the hallway for everyone to stick their cards too, so fun! I was seriously amazed by all of the creativity!
Do you have a favorite card here? Or were you at Alt and receive a super special one? I’ll be recapping different aspects of Alt Summit next week, so stay tuned! I’ll also be sharing the cards that I brought to hand out!
The Art // I love the collage work by Spanish artist Francisca Pageo. She often uses animals and women’s faces along with blocks of texture and color to create organic compositions that evoke a mysterious, peek-a-boo-like story.
Here today to get your computer into the holiday spirit with December’s free download! I hope you enjoy this one! I have also listed it in my Society6 shop, loving this design for holiday greeting cards! And now through December 9th, I’m offering free shipping* to my readers, just follow the links in this post!
Happy Friday! I am SO excited about today’s favorite font! Last week I received this amazing box in the mail presenting a new font from Debi Sementelli and Brian J. Bonislawsky of Correspondence Ink. The font, Dom Loves Mary, was inspired by and created in memory of Debi’s in-laws, Dominic and Mary Sementelli. The package was such a creative way to present the story behind the font and also included some amazing letter pressed note cards from Aerialist Press!
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THE DOM LOVES MARY FONT FAMILY:
The script and text fonts are lettering styles that were made to compliment each other. The script, with a vintage, classic feel, will add elegance to your design, while the text serves to offer support with easy to read simplicity.
In addition to the standard character set, each of the uniquely styled script fonts includes a collection of flourished ornaments. Use them to create corners, headers or other embellishments to complete the look. And if you really want to fancy things up, they offer two sets of 72 additional flourishes that were specifically made to add to upper and lower case letters for easy customization. Dress them up with one, two or more. It’s like choosing simple pearls or piling on the glitz!
Dom Loves Mary also has a set of the most frequently used add-on words. This set of 66 includes envelope friendly titles including Mr., Mrs. and Miss, as well as words to fill out your invitation suite including RSVP, Respond, Save the Date, Accommodations, Directions and more! Add-on words also include angled words like and, at, to, on, for, from and of to add a special touch to your large groups of copy.
I had some time to test out the font and I just love all of the variations and flourishes it offers! For the design above I used a combination of the three Dom Loves Mary script fonts for the wording (you get all three in the Pro package). The capital N is from the Stylistic version, while most of the lower case letters are from the Contextual version. To encapsulate the saying, I chose two simple flourishes. The top one comes from Flourishes One set, while the bottom is from the Flourishes Two set. To read more about the inspiration behind the Dom Loves Mary font (it is truly a great story) and the diverse packages available for purchase head over to Correspondence Ink on MyFonts!
A VERY SPECIAL DEAL FOR CIERA DESIGN READERS!
Debi is offering 40% off her new font with discount code “bloglove” when you purchase at MyFonts, this is an amazing deal!
I received a copy of Dom Loves Mary c/o Correspondence Ink. All opinions are my own.
The Art // Design nerds and craft nerds alike will appreciate this amazing embroidery work by Evelin Kaskikov. She takes the basic idea of layering ink colors one step further by creating a moiré pattern out of thread!
Maeven is a Brooklyn-based online shop with a collection of vintage and preowned designer clothing. In my opinion, designer Lotta Nieminen really nailed this brand using a minimal and clean design. With this beautiful packaging, I would definitely be tempted to buy something from the shop! It’s so simple, yet I can’t stop staring at it!