Foil stamps bring out dazzling beauty in any design, and I don't think they grace the mantel any better than during the holiday season. Foil-stamped holiday invitations can be cheesy and tacky, sure; but if done right, they're elegant masterpieces that inspire wonder in the hearts of men. And there's nothing wrong with that - I love good foil-stamped holiday invitations. In fact, I like most shiny things. If I were a fish, I'd be dinner... but I digress. Enjoy the following five examples of sweet foil-stamped holiday invitations! 1. The London Hotels Holiday Card Designed by Kathryn Yee, this stellar example of silver foil stamping showcases a vintage-esque pattern that would still look home as the backdrop to a 2.0 website. Excellent use of foil stamping – plenty enough to get attention, elegant enough to not be gaudy. 2. Gaylord Container Holiday Card This fold-out design by Tom Clark features several notable design tricks. Of course, I've featured it here for its gold foil stamp. Follow the link and you'll learn that it's printed on material the client sells, and during printing they exchanged plates for different signatures. Pretty involved, pretty wicked-cool, pretty high-dollar. 3. Trump Marina New Year's Invitation Inviting the elite over for a risqué ball? You can't get much better than Jackqueline Schulgen's holiday invitation for Trump Marina. It includes its own silver foil-stamped mask! 4. Canele Christmas Karen Huang designed this marvelous Christmas card using notable holiday symbols, each foil stamped around a central star pattern on a black background. The foil stamp sparkles multi-colored in light, lending your eyes a wonderful holiday feast. 5. Arborite Champagne Bottle Box An elegant red foil stamp sets off Annabelle Fiset's champagne bottle box design. Place three boxes together to get the full effect – how cool! OK, OK, I know this isn't exactly a holiday card. But I think three bottles of champagne is definitely a holiday invitation!
5 Sweet Foil-Stamped Holiday Invitations
December 5, 2010
January 07, 2016 03:21 am
Wow, the foil dies on number 4 must've been super labor intensive to make! Looks awesome though!
Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am
Thanks for posting Aaron - I absolutely agree that Karen Huang did a marvelous job on her Canele Christmas card. It is yet another example of getting what you put into your work - labor-intensive, but absolutely amazing!
Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am
Aaron - PS - I love your BeeBrain logo!
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