Free Calligraphy Valentines!


So it’s valentines day and I thought I’d make some free valentines for you!

Just right click on any of the images below and click “Save image as”.

Save to your Desktop so you don’t forget where you put it!

They are made to fit a 5″x7″ card.  So you will need to insert them into your publishing document (Word, Photoshop, Illustrator..etc) and size down to fit onto half of an 8.5″ x 11″.

Then cut out and place on a colored piece of card stock folded in half. Red would be a good choice.

You may want to trim them up smaller so there’s enough of the paper color underneath showing to make a border.

Insert your own personal message inside:)

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This one is for you font lovers out there:)

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This one is simple and sweet.

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And this one is for those girls who like to spice it up on Valentines Day.  You know who you are:)

Again…add your own special words inside.

Show yourself some love today!

Best,

Debi

As always my two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary are available for purchase  here.

Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and  2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

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Lettering Art Studio New Website Launched!


My new website is up! It incorporates my website and blog on the same site.   It’s actually been up for a while but I’m just now getting around to asking you to make the switch to my shiny new blog.  Pretty please??

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Here’s the Home page.  See. I’m right there welcoming you:)

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Here’s the Hand Lettering Page.  You can scroll through and see samples of my custom work.

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This is the DIY Wedding page.  I’m all about helping DIY Brides have the look for less using my calligraphy fonts !

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And of course there’s my Cursive Font page that features Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary with lots of pics to peruse.

Don’t they look nice together?

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And last but not least, is my new Blog page.

Starting next week I’ll only be posting on the new blog, with a link to it from here.

So if you have bookmarked this blog, you can update it with the new link: http://letteringartstudio.com/blog/

If you use an RSS  Reader ( like Google Reader) here’s the new feed : http://letteringartstudio.com/feed/

Oh and while you’re there, if you want you can also “follow me” ( sounds a little stalker-ish) on Pinterest and Twitter and “Like “me on Facebook.  Cause that’s what all the cool kids are doing:)

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for still hanging with me.

Have a Wise Wednesday!

Debi

Check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and  2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

DIY Flower Table Number Tutorial


This DIY flower table number tutorial will take you step by step through the process of creating these floral cards for your table.

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These were just my small contribution to a big Dallas wedding planned by Colin Cowie of Oprah fame.

Once again, DFW Events, the impeccable party planner, was the local coordinator.

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The bride loved magnolias so they were a featured part of the event.

The wedding colors included both gold and silver paired with this beautiful green.

So I created a special mix of both metallics to hand illustrate the magnolia in back of the numbers, which were done in an off white.

Of course the numbers were brush lettered by hand but I’m going to let you know how you can create these even if you aren’t a lettering artist.

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Your going to use the same process for both the numbers and the flowers.

If you’re a lettering artist, use a flat brush and gouache paint to letter the numbers.  I used a  1/4″ Scepter Gold II brush and a guide ( see in pic below) to help me center the numbers.

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If your not a lettering artist,  find numbers you like from a favorite font.  Size them up on the computer so they will fit nicely in the center of your paper.

Print and trace onto tracing paper.

These cards are 6″ square heavy card stock provided by the client.

If you want double sided cards, I suggest making two separate sides and adhering them with double sided tape so they will be stiffer and stand up better.

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Next use transfer paper ( I used white since I had dark paper) and LIGHTLY outline the numbers onto the card stock using a pencil or stylus, as shown in the pic. (Available at any craft store.)

You can use the guide as seen in one of the pics above for centering.

Fill in numbers with gouache paint ( water based paint found at art stores) acrylic paint or paint pens.

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Now do the same thing for the flower of your choice.  Find a picture of one you like on the internet,  ( There’s lots of sites about flowers that you can use so you don’t end up with copyrighted material.)

Download it, size it on your computer , print it and put it on tracing paper.  Or you might find a picture you like in a gardening magazine or the garden section of the newspaper.

Make sure to line the flower up over the number before inserting the transfer paper in between and LIGHTLY tracing.

Here’s an important note: Transfer paper has a wax like substance to it, so when you trace it onto the card be sure not to trace on top of the numbers.

Otherwise, you’ll end up with lines on the numbers that will not erase.

With a round brush ( You can get an inexpensive one like the Loew-Cornell Soft Comfort 14000 Round at JoAnn fabrics) brush over the traced lines of the flower with whatever color you desire.

Again goache or acrylic paint will work. If you want a finer line, or don’t want to mess with a brush, try a paint pen.

The gold and silver I used was a combination of gold gouache with gold and silver Schmincke brand powders mixed together.

Even if you just create them for the bridal table, it will add a beautiful look to your table!

I’m almost done with the hand lettering part of my new calligraphy font. Excited to get to the next part- digitizing!

Check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and  2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

Wishing you a Tickled Tuesday 🙂

Debi

Boxed Baby Shower Invitation for Twins


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These boxed baby shower invitations were a custom order for a client of the always fabulous DFW Events.

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The two rattles represent the twins  (a boy and a girl) that will be arriving soon:)

The precious rattle invitation is by Stevie Streck Designs. My part was to design, create and address all the boxes.

The rhinestone “B” is for the parents to be’s last name.

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Each box was addressed in hand lettering with a “Once upon a time…” banner to reflect the theme.

Adding a touch of “stickles” gave it just enough sparkle.

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A total of 93 were sent to lucky guests !

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This delicious custom cookie made by “It’s a Mary cake” served as a sweet favor.

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Personalized tags (in my Dom Loves Mary font and Belluccia font borders) let the guests know that a donation was being made “in honor of our guests and our little ones” to the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

What a lovely gesture by the hostess!

UPDATE

I have received many calls and e-mails from people interested in having me create these invitations for them.

This is an extremely labor intensive project.

Since I am focusing more on font design, I’m not taking on large projects like this.

I’d be happy to instruct you on how to make the decorated boxes yourself, if you are so inclined.

The boxes came from Uline. The material can be purchased at any fabric store.

The ribbon and rhinestone letter came from Hobby Lobby.

Please note, I did not create the invitation.  It was ordered by the client from Beeyond Paper

The double rattle invitation pictured above is no longer available.

The single rattle is available. So you could order both blue and pink and put them together in the box.

Hope this helps!

Still have my nose to the light table creating my new calligraphy font.

In the meantime you can check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of  MyFonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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Wishing you a Mega Monday 🙂

Debi

2013 Calendar with Belluccia Calligraphy Font


I received this beautiful calender of gorgeous flowers from my dear friend and talented designer, Bev Verbeke.  I’m thrilled that my Belluccia calligraphy font was chosen to be a part of this project.

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Each month features a different edible flower, many of which are also known as medicinal. The inside cover offers interesting information about the uses or history of each flower.

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For instance begonias can have a tangy or lemony flavor.  You can add them to green salads or vegetable dishes! 2013 Calendars, Edible flowers calendars, Belluccia font, calligraphy font, cursive font, fancy font, script font, fancy letters, top selling fonts, best selling fonts, most popular fonts, flower calendars, 2013 calendars with flowers

Feast your eyes on these lovely monthly pages!

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Each page offers an inspiring quote and an affirmation. Affirmations are positive statements that are used, ideally daily, to manifest that which you desire in your life.

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June’s saying is ” We don’t see things the way they are.  We see things the way We are.”-Talmud

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The Sunflower is the perfect choice for September’s affirmation:” I am radiant.”

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You can check out more pages and get info about ordering this calendar here.

As always  you can check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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Wishing you a Thoroughbred Thursday 🙂

Debi

Calligraphy Fonts by Laura Worthington


I am a HUGE fan of Laura Worthington.  She’s a fabulous human being, as well as a top notch designer of beautiful calligraphy fonts.

As a gifted lettering artist and graphic designer she found her calling when she began designing type.

Her large selection of fonts can be found on Best Sellers lists all over the web and a large number have earned the honor of Rising Star and the Most Popular fonts annual list.

She has also had the honor of being interviewed as one of Myfonts “Creative Characters.” I can only dream:)

Feast your eyes on just a handful of her cursive fonts starting with “Funkydori”.

“Funkydori” was selected as one of the Most Popular fonts of 2012 on Myfonts.com.

I love the overall weight of it and the thick swashes that add plenty of “funk”.  It’s cool without trying to be.

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Gioviale, moves and sways with ease.

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Hummingbird feels like a light garden breeze.

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And Samantha Script feels like a classic script with a touch of whimsy.

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More of her script fonts include Alana and Origins, which was one of her first fonts.

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Any of these would be great choices for invitations depending on the style you want to evoke.

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Newer fonts with a fun feel are Buckley...

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and her latest release, Mandevilla which is currently on sale. Get all three weights for the price of one!

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Oh and she creates great wallpaper patterns too!

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I just can’t get enough of her work.  And there’s so much more to see!

Check out all of her fonts here.

Because of Laura’s encouragement, I felt confident enough to begin the process of creating my own fonts.

I have two so far, Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary and am working on my next one. I LOVE designing my very own alphabets and hope to release several more this year.

I owe her a debt of gratitude for inspiring me to keep moving forward on this exciting journey.

She’s who I wanna be when I grow up:)

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Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and  2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

Wishing you a Titanium Tuesday:)

Debi

Wedding Program and Placecards on Wedding Chicks blog


It’s always fun to spot my cursive font Belluccia used in a beautiful way.

This wedding program and place card design were seen recently on the Wedding Chicks blog. They were both designed by Julie Goette of TenFourPaper.

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I fell in love with the colors and venue of this wedding in St. Louis.

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The blush pink and white flowers looked so light and beautiful.

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For the tables, the bride and groom named each one for a special neighborhood or landmark in St. Louis and New York.

Then each person at the table had a different smaller picture as a keepsake.  Cool idea!

To see more pics of this lovely wedding, click here.

All the photos are beautifully done by Clary Photo.

About my Calligraphy fonts:

The Dom Loves Mary font,  comprised of two totally different lettering styles that compliment each other, is now #7 on the Hot New Fonts list. It’s available at: Correspondence Ink Type foundry .

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Check out samples of it in action on my Calligraphy Fonts page.

Help me move it up the list!

Share this link on twitter or facebook : Dom Loves Mary calligraphy font

Or e-mail the link to friends who love fonts!

Go to my Pinterest page and re-pin items from my Dom Loves Mary font board: Dom Loves Mary font on Pinterest

Or you can always purchase it here: Dom Loves Mary font on Myfonts.com.

Thanks in advance !

My first cursive font, Belluccia is available at myfonts.com and fontbros.com..

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Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 16 months was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

DomLovesMary font: the Honeymoon


If you’ve been following the story of Dom loves Mary, we are finally at the honeymoon. If not, you can go back and read about Mary, Dom , their wedding and reception.

Today, some pics from Dom and Mary on their honeymoon.

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The newlyweds headed south to Miami, Florida.  I love the classic 1950’s suit Mary’s wearing in this picture.  She was always stylish and loved to dress up for every occasion with coordinated  jewelry, shoes and purse.

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Because they lived on a corner lot, this scene was easily viewed by passers by.  People he knew would honk and Dom, without taking the cover off his face, would raise his hand and wave.

He was like a “Sphinx” in the neighborhood 🙂

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It might seem odd to post this picture with the top of Dom’s head cut off in the photo.  But it makes me giggle to see that even then, as it was throughout her life, Mary could never take a photo that included the person’s full head!

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Tomorrow: DomLovesMary font: And Babies makes Four.

You didn’t think I would stop at the Honeymoon, did you?:)

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The font family features three different versions of the alphabet, a set of “Add Ons” that will include words like “and, to, of, for, at, etc…in addition to 124 flourishes to be added to either the upper or lower case so you can create your own custom look!

It will be released on myfonts.com on my Correspondence Ink foundry page.

I’ll be sponsoring a give away of a wedding item using the DomLovesmary font on Brenda’s blog on Tuesday, October 30th.  Subscribe to my blog to get the details.

In the meantime, my first cursive font, Belluccia is still available at myfonts.com and fontbros.com..

Monday’s post will feature: DomLovesMary font- the Wedding!

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 Belluccia was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

Next Intro to Calligraphy Workshop at Paper Source


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For those of you who have been asking, I will once again be teaching the Intro to Calligraphy workshop on Saturday, March 10 from 1-4pm.

I’ll be covering the basics of lettering including letter forms and stroke making. We’ll be using chiselled calligraphy markers and brush markers to make it easier for beginners to get the feel of the letters. ( There will be no pen and ink used in this class. ) We will also experiment with gel and glue pens, lettering on dark paper, as well as using a Versa brand brush marker with embossing powder and heat tool to create words that pop!

This class is designed for beginners. So whether you want to make place cards and gift tags, have envelopes you’d like to address or have always wanted to try calligraphy, this is a good starting point.  I hope you can join me!

To sign up, call the Paper Source at 214-696-4400.
Class size is limited so sign up early to get a seat!

And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Unique Guest book with calligraphy font


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To wind up coverage of the July 3 wedding of Caroline and Rob, here is the Guest book and the darling Guest book sign I promised to show you.  First a little background story.

Deni ( The lovely and talented Mother of the Bride) shared the proposal story with me.

If memory serves me, Rob came over to Caroline’s and asked her is she wanted to take a hike in the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway where they often went for such ventures.  She was cranky and tired but agreed to go.  She kept complaining the whole way up until they finally  reached a favorite scenic stopping point, which is where he proposed.  I’m certainly not giving it the flair it deserves but the point is, the book they picked to use as their Guest book is a photo montage of the Parkway.

Page from the Blue Ridge Parkway photo book

So without further adeiu, here it is:

Blue Ridge Parkway Guest Book

As always I used the Belluccia font style ( I hand lettered it in this case).  ( Here’s the link to see the whole Belluccia font family: http://new.myfonts.com/search/Bellucia/fonts/ )

I lettered on cover stock paper that matched one of the tannish gold colors on the book then added the blue and white for a nice pop.

You can easily create this look yourself by hand or on the computer.

Layout the design using the Belluccia font. If using the computer, print on an 8.5″ x 11″.  If you are going to try your hand at tracing the font, you’ll need a light table. ( This is how Deni created all her projects- by tracing the font.)

Place the printed design under the final paper you’ll be lettering on.  Trace lightly with a pencil.

Go over the lettering carefully using either a regular or brush marker, gel pen or paint pen. If you feel really adventurous, you can try your hand at using paint and a brush!

You’ll want extra sheets of the final paper for testing and just in case it doesn’t turn out the first time.  It happens to the best of us:)

Once it’s done, cut out the design ( if you used an 8.5 “x 11″ for printing- if you hand lettered on  a 12″ x 12″ you’re ready to attach to book) and attach to a larger scrapbook paper (12″ x 12”).

Cut and attach that paper to fit the inside page of the book.  Double sided scrapbook tape or spray adhesive will both work.  The adhesive can be tricky to work with though.  Find pics of  instructions on this blog in the older entry dated April 14th, 2011.

Here’s a few more pics to show the steps for this one.

Drawing out the design before hand lettering

When I’m going to hand letter a design, I first do a pencil sketch to look at the size and placement of the words.  Then I put this on my light table placing the paper I’ll be lettering on top.  This ensures the final design is exactly where I want it.

Final design with pencil sketch

Final design attached to the first inside page of the book

When attaching the final page into the book, I think it’s good to leave about .25 ” all around.  It frames it nicely and gives you a little wiggle room when attaching.

I just love the whole idea of having a Guest book that can sit on your coffee table filled with lovely wishes and recalling such a sweet moment in your life:)

This idea is becoming popular.  I just had a client call me and send me a picture from the April 14th  post I created  to show me what she wanted  for her sister’s guest book.   She is giving it to her as a gift.  Lovely idea!

I may have to do this for the next shower I’m invited to:)

I told her she was in luck, since I was the creator of it:)  So I know exactly what to do. I can’t wait to see which book she chose.

Do you have any books you think would make a great guest book?  I’d love to check them out.

Give away alert!  When I return from my calligraphy convention, I’ll be giving away an illustration from my Country Chic themed ornament set ( Still being created.) to all my subscribers.  All you need to do is either subscribe to my blog  or, if you are already a subscriber, simply  make a comment on any of my posts !

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