It was a lot of work, but the end result was worth it. The client is very into Tibetan buddhism and Nepal, and wanted a wedding invitation that evoked the prayerbooks from the area. Each of the five cards inside the invitation are two-ply hand-torn Tibetan paper. The bookends are heavy-weight kraft wrapped in dyed Tibetan paper and tied with paper twine. The envelope is custom with white hand calligraphy.
Here at Tiny Pine Press we love Japanese paper! Whenever we it suits the project, we like to include Japanese paper envelope liners or backing. Above is an example of a wonderful combination of Japanese paper (an ocean wave pattern) with a natural wood-backed letterpress wedding invitation. The invitation also features handmade paper and stitching. The invitation was for a beach wedding in California, and the combination of Japanese print and natural wood evokes driftwood and Zen all at the same time.