June 25, 2013

Stamp Inspiration | "Butterfly Garden" Invitation

We love butterflies...but butterflies in design can be tricky. Very tricky. 
More often than not the designs go a bit cheesy and contrived and end up not really capturing the true beauty & essence of these gorgeous creatures.
This bit of inspiration is the exception, I think...keeping the colors soft and muted helps highlight the their structure & patterns without making your eyes cross.

 Use this vintage butterfly print for envelope liners.
Use these vintage postage stamps from Verde Studio to complete the look.

We used paper and ribbon from Paper Source for this invitation suite. Here is a list of supplies needed:

What do you think? Would you consider a "Butterfly Garden" inspired invitation for your big day?

Vintage Butterfly Print via Etsy
Butterfly Invitation suite by Antiquaria
mood board (clockwise from top left): Toast Catalogue, Wary Meyers, Verde Studio, Fab Findings Flickr, unknown, unknown, be lovely photography

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