Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kowabunga Baby!

We recently printed some baby shower invitations for a client in New York and the design turned out so great we turned them into greeting cards. We also used a new recycled paper for the first time. It's a card stock from French Paper that I've been researching for a while. I wanted something thick (100 pound or more), recycled (at least 30% post consumer fiber), less expensive than Crane's Lettra but with a slight texture as well. Most recycled card stocks we have played with were just too smooth to show off letterpress. Well, we just love this paper! It has small flecks in it and holds the deeper impressions beautifully too. Take a look for yourself!

I'll be putting the Kowabunga baby cards up for sale next week -stay tuned!

As for French Paper, their website is so much fun to browse. Don't hesitate to call them with any questions either, they were super helpful each time I called.


Gnat said...

That is SO cool!!! Love these!!

Fleas said...

Awesome! The silhouette looks familiar!

cdmB said...

Thanks, Fleas and Gnat! If I was still surfing my silhouette would look very similar right now. My friend, Alyssa, surfed when she was pregnant and she looked just like that - except on a short board. Thanks for looking!

Laura said...

I'm a newbie to letterpress making, but I am very excited to learn that there is recycled paper for letterpress!

I also want to say that I absolutely LOVE your work. It's gorgeous!

cdmB said...

Laura, thanks for the nice compliment. I think you can use a lot of papers for letterpress, but the french paper is just soft enough to give a great impression. Let me know if you have any questions about paper - I love to share!

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