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I <3 White Ink

I <3 White Ink

I love the look of white ink on dark envelopes!

Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on black envelopes:

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on burgundy envelopes:

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my “Mixed Script” writing style on red envelopes:

Mixed Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mixed Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber, A New Writing Style

Amber, A New Writing Style

I first created a variation of this writing style for a styled photoshoot for Trendy Bride magazine:

Trendy Bride Photoshoot {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Trendy Bride Photoshoot {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

A future bride saw the photo on one of my Pinterest boards and hired me to do this style in traditional black calligraphy ink on her Kraft paper save-the-date envelopes. I named the style “Amber” – after the client :)

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

I recently addressed another future bride’s wedding invitations using the “Amber” writing style in pretty gold ink.

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Calligraphy & Mixed Script

Calligraphy & Mixed Script

My traditional “Calligraphy” writing style:

Calligraphy Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Calligraphy Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

My “Mixed Script” uses my calligraphy style for the names and my block script style for the address portion:

Mixed Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mixed Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script….Calligraphy by Carrie

Fancy Script….Calligraphy by Carrie

“Fancy Script” is my most popular writing style. Pretty but not stuffy, and easy to read! Perfect for formal and informal invitations alike…a country club wedding or a backyard BBQ rehearsal dinner. (Affordable too, y’all.)

Fancy Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script written with traditional calligraphy nib {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script written with traditional calligraphy nib {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

Here’s my “Holiday” writing style in green & black inks:Holiday Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}Holiday Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Here’s  my “Shoreline” writing style in holiday colors with holly berries:Shoreline Writing Style for  the Holidays {Calligraphy by Carrie}Shoreline Writing Style for the Holidays {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Happy Holidays, y’all!

Elegant & Colorful Styled Shoot? Take a look!

Elegant & Colorful Styled Shoot? Take a look!

I hope you enjoy these oh-so-pretty images taken by Perry Vaile Photography that appeared in Trendy Bride magazine last year!  This fabulous photoshoot was styled by A Southern Soiree.

For the custom place cards, I painted artisan paper with bright watercolors and used gold ink for the writing. I made the holder from a crepe myrtle branch and painted it gold.

I addressed the invitation envelope in gold ink in a wavy style, perfect for this styled lakeside wedding.

Custom place card & holder {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Watercolor Place Card & Holder {Calligraphy by Carrie}

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Custom Watercolor Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Envelope Addressing {Calligraphy by Carrie}Custom Envelope Addressing {Calligraphy by Carrie}

the happy couple!

the happy couple!

Best wishes!

-Carrie

 

“Fancy Script”? My Most Popular Writing Style!

“Fancy Script”? My Most Popular Writing Style!

This post spotlights my most popular writing style…

Fancy Script - Calligraphy by Carrie

I think my “Fancy Script” is a favorite with my clients because it is so versatile.  I can write this style with extra flourishes, regular flourishes or minimal flourishes….in any ink color (bold, medium, fine, extra fine).  My “Fancy Script” works equally great on oversized wedding invitation envelopes as well as teeny-tiny save-the-date envelopes.  The style is easy to read, yet pretty. Elegant, but not stuffy.  It looks like a real person’s handwriting & feels personal.

Here is my “Fancy Script” with LOTS of flourishes!

My "Fancy Script" with extra flourishes - Calligraphy by Carrie

  Some clients prefer minimal flourishes – and I’m happy to oblige!

My "Fancy Script" with small flourishes - Calligraphy by Carrie

My “Fancy Script” style can be modified to complement a particular font.  In the photo below, you can see the modified letter “d”….pretty!

"Fancy Script" writing style - with modified lower case 'd'

The style works great in all colors of ink, including metallics:

"Fancy Script" in gold ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

"Fancy Script" in green ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

Grey is the new black! "Fancy Script" in grey ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

"Fancy Script" in purple ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

Only certain opaque inks will adhere to shimmer envelopes; most inks will smear with the slightest touch.  My “Fancy Script” writing style can be easily written with opaque paint pens…smudgeproof & waterproof on shimmer envelopes.

"Fancy Script" on shimmer envelope - Calligraphy by Carrie

“Fancy Script” looks great on place cards, escort cards & signs.  It can be written small or bold…

"Fancy Script" on escort tag - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

My "Fancy Script" in white ink on green tented escort cards...love!

Big & Bold "Fancy Script" on shimmer place cards...

How about these pretty place cards in taupe “Fancy Script”?

"Fancy Script" place card tags - Calligraphy by Carrie

And…”Fancy Script” looks pretty on reception signage (chalkboards, mirrors, paper….!)

"Fancy Script" Thank You Signs - Calligraphy by Carrie

Even my apprentice Hitch is partial to “Fancy Script”….

Hitch, the cat

If you’d like for me to address YOUR envelopes in “Fancy Script,” please visit the “FAQ” page on my website.

Best wishes!

-Carrie

What’s New? These Writing Styles!

What’s New? These Writing Styles!

I’ve been creating & refining some new wedding invitation writing styles over the past few months.  I hope you like them!

Below is my “Finespun” writing style.  I use a very fine writing nib, hand-dipped in ink.  The lines are delicate and romantic.  Swoon.

F I N E S P U N

I’ve been doing lots of escort card & place card “tags” for clients.  Tags are apparently quite trendy!  I thought it would be cool to somehow combine a tag & an invitation envelope…..and I created this “All Aboard!” writing style:

ALL ABOARD!

I traced actual tags onto an envelope (a large tag for the guest’s address; a small tag for the return address).  I outlined everything in markers.  I drew the black “string” with a thick sharpie.  I drew a slight shadow beneath the tags for a realistic effect.

Below is my “Waverly” writing style, which blends traditional calligraphy and block script.  This style works best on large envelopes.  The gorgeous linen envelope depicted in the photograph is 5-1/2″ x 9″.

W A V E R L Y

Below are photos of my “Shoreline” writing style.  This style can be done on almost any size envelope.

S H O R E L I N E

 

S H O R E L I N E - 2

I typically only offer my traditional “Calligraphy” writing style in black ink.  However, I recently discovered some wonderful gold ink that works great!  See below….

GOLD CALLIGRAPHY

 

GOLD CALLIGRAPHY

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Hitch, my assistant, and I send our very best wishes!

THE CALLIGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT