Jewel’s Shoes

I remember when we first met with Julianne and Phil. The most striking image of everything shared about the wedding was Jewel’s yellow shoes. She wasn’t yet sure if they were for the ceremony, the engagement pictures, or maybe the post-wedding dash to the car – all she knew was that they had a place in the wedding and that she loved them.

Some of you may remember their save the dates highlighted in our blog post, The New Full-Color.

The couple wanted their printed materials to be a balance of playful & classic. Early on we landed on a truly vintage postcard for their save the dates & when it came time for the invitations months later – Julianne’s love affair with her shoes was still stuck in my mind. The meeting lasted less then 5 minutes. I quickly sketched a scene of the couple standing side by side with a bright popping yellow, highlighting Jewel’s shoes. Not your typical wedding invitation scene, but typical isn’t what the couple wanted.

I am especially in love with the tri-fold wrap. 110# Pearl White Lettra Duplexed to French Paper Lemon Drop, we experimented with a type of die cut that allowed the wrap to fold and expose the yellow paper underneath creating a tri-colored edge. A subtle detail that the most aesthetically sensitive recipients will surely appreciate. Ad a wax seal and the wrap is complete.

A collaboration with our friend & officemate, the talented Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration, Julianne & Phil’s save the date and wedding suite are amongst our favorites that we’ve designed and printed this year.

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The New Full Color

After our last blog post, I thought it prudent to kick off the ‘no more full color printing’ roll by highlighting a of a full color print that we just did! “But wait, didn’t the last post just say that you’re going all screen print and letterpress?” Yes, yes it did. If you dig deep, you’ll see that there are cases where we’ll print full color prints still. One full color type of job that qualifies would be a full color letterpress print. Yes, that’s right. A 4-color process letterpress print.

We designed this save the date with the idea of the recipients getting something authentically old in their mailboxes. Something not just designed to look old, but authentically printed to feel like a save the date just found after aging decades in the wedding album of a couple married fifty plus years.

Printed on 140# French Muscletone – this save the date was both a blast to design and print!

run on a 1950 Heidelberg Windmill. the front ran through 4 times (CMYK)

the back of the print is a 1-color black letterpress print

look at those beautiful halftone dots!

It’s 1920 up in here.

Just wanted to share our latest sauce-designed/printed wedding invite.
1920′s Epherma-inspired.

Designer: Austin Petito of Mama’s Sauce
Printed using: Heidelberg Windmill
Paper: Holyoke Antique 140# Cotton
Envelope: French Speckletone Sand

A Colorful Invite.

When Steve and Rachel brought in a brightly colored, hand-dyed, silk scarf from Malaysia as a design inspiration piece – we knew that this was going to be a fun invite to do… Designed and printed by our very own Austin, this invite is as colorful as it is complex… A 4-color screen print, tri-folded, with a die-cut top – all on French Paper. Made from scratch here at Mama’s Sauce.

We have a few more invites in the pipeline that we’ll be sharing very soon.
Thanks to Anna for taking these great pictures for us.