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.

Calligraphy Addressing on Envelopes


I was thrilled to once again do calligraphy addressing of these envelopes for my clients darling photo Christmas cards.

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The photography and card design are by the very talented Angela Weedon of  Angela Weedon Photography.

The lettering is my “whimsy” style.  It has a simple modern feel.  It will be made into a font eventually:)

I love lettering in white on a color.  It just looks so fresh!

By the way, did you know that you can use my calligraphy fonts to address your own envelopes?  That’s one of the reasons I created them.

To give people who love calligraphy, the ability to use it for their own projects.

I’m still getting back into “work mode” after having a lovely holiday with both of my sons at home and lots of fun visits from friends and family.

One big announcement for the new year…I’m finally opening an Etsy Shop!  I will start selling my fonts there.  We’ll see what else evolves.

I have plans to release at least 2 more fonts this year.  Of course you’ll hear all about it as they progress.

In the meantime, here’s the links to my first two calligraphy fonts.  I’m thrilled that they are both still on the Best Seller’s list!

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The Dom Loves Mary font, recognized as a “Rising Star” for December 2012 and currently on the Best Sellers List, is available at myfonts.com.

My first cursive font, 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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Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

Retro Christmas Card in Calligraphy


Since I know these have now been mailed, I can finally show you a custom retro Christmas card I designed for one of my sweetest clients.

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The client ordered the cards and envelopes with liners online from www.cardsandpockets.com and had them shipped to my studio.  This allowed me to match the colors.  I have to say, the quality of the cards and envelopes was very good for the price.

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The lettering and other design elements were created by hand using a round brush and gouache paint.

It was scanned into the computer and placed in the card designed in Photoshop.

They were printed on white 6″ x 6″ folded cards.

Since they live up north, adding some snow was a must!

Next I’ll be creating cards for a Holiday Card exchange.  Need to get those out by Dec. 12.  Better get back to work!

Have a Tenacious Tuesday!

Debi

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The Dom Loves Mary font, #2 on the Hot New Fonts list, is available at: myfonts.com

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

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Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 18 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

Watercolor Technique Workshop with Barbara Close


I’m always looking for ways to improve my lettering and design skills.  So when my local Dallas calligraphy guild, Kaligrafos, brought in Barbara Close for a Watercolor technique workshop, I signed up immediately!

Barbara is a fabulous teacher who introduced a variety of watercolor techniques that work well for lettering projects.  I was so ready for some fun after putting in so much work completing my Dom Loves Mary font.

Here are the results from my weekend of playing with Barbara!

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“Layer by Layer”

I was so inspired by the weekend activities that I even came up with original sayings!

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“Life is a Container”

Each of the pieces involves several techniques using a combination of watercolor, embossing, stenciling and collage. The sayings were brush lettered in gouache paint.  They were inspired by the works in progress and actually added after the each piece had been completed.

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Thanks for an inspiring, fun weekend Barbara!

My new Dom Loves Mary font is quickly climbing up the Hot New Fonts list!  My goal is to help it rise to the top 5 so it will hopefully move on to the Rising Stars list.

Please help spread the word by sharing the link :http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/correspondence-ink/dom-loves-mary/  on facebook, twitter or with anyone who might want to take a peek!

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The Dom Loves Mary font is now  available for purchase at: Correspondence Ink Type foundry .

We put together specially priced packages to help you save money including:

The PRO VERSION complete with ALL THREE SCRIPT FONTS  and a combined total of over 100 flourished ornaments.

Our ACCOUTREMENTS PACKAGE containing both sets of FLOURISHES for letter customization as well as our ADD-ON WORDS .

Want to have it all? The DOM LOVES MARY TOTAL DESIGN package is for you.

I’m sponsoring a give away of a set of  wedding signs using the  Dom Loves Mary font on Brenda’s blog  through November 19.

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.

Pink Chevron Fill in Birthday Poster


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This pink chevron fill in birthday poster was a lot of work to create. It’s 3.5 ‘x2.5’, hand painted in pink and gray gouache and dry mounted on foam core.

( The name was edited out at my client’s request.)

The space at the middle bottom is where the party girl’s chair will be.  So once guests have written in the bubbles, the photos will commence!

After the party it will be framed and  become a wonderful keepsake.

Can you imagine having something like this from your childhood? What do you think would have been written on yours?

Here’s one that comes to my mind: “When she grows up, Debi…may finally learn to be on time:) ” That would have been starting in the high school years.

Okay maybe I haven’t quite mastered that one:)

But if I go back further, I have no doubt there would be several mentions about being an artist. And that part did come true.

Drawing and writing were two of my main occupations when I was growing up.  How about you?

What would your bubbles say?

I’m going to be opening up an Etsy shop soon.  I’m considering a template of this poster that people can download and have printed.  What do you think?

In fact, I’d love to get your thoughts on what type of products of mine you’d like to see in an Etsy shop. Any ideas?

All the Best,

Debi

calligraphy font, hand lettered font, script font, wedding font, fancy font, cursive font, wedding calligraphyThis is a sample of my soon to be released fon “DomLovesMary” in use with special flourishes and “Add on” word.

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 soon.  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..

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

Wedding Invitation in Gold


This wedding invitation in gold, white and plum has so many fabulous details! 
Jami Dixon of Imaj Design once again used her creative talents to the max to create this invitation suite and other personalized wedding items.  

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Belluccia calligraphy font, wedding font, calligraphy wedding invitation, fancy font, cursive font, script font, hand lettered wedding invitation, white and gold wedding invitation, gold and purple wedding invitation The  monogram was used throughout the invitation suite and at the wedding.
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It was tucked into the liner of the envelope.
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And, at the beautiful reception held at the Belo Mansion, the couple’s custom monogram lit the floor.
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Fabulous job as usual Jami!  You can check out more of her work here.

This incredible wedding was planned by the talented Sarabeth with Sarabeth Events in Dallas.

My new calligraphy font, “DomLovesMary” will be ready soon.

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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 soon.  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..

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

Inspirational message in brush lettering


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I’ve missed a few days of posting.  I’ve been off sharpening and adding to my skills in brush lettering.

Yesterday’s class was spent working with a flat brush and learning some cool techniques.   Only lots of practice, practice, practice will tell if I can pull them off:)

Can’t wait to see what today’s class will bring.

If I am brave enough, and if I actually produce anything I like, I may post some pics of what I learned 🙂

In the meantime, I just wanted to send you a nice message!

The above pic is not something I did in his class but a piece I created several years ago.

Enjoy your day!

Debi

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My new calligraphy font,  DomLovesMary  will be released mid October!  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 soon.  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..

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

Hand Lettered Momento for New Baby


I’m excited to share the process of how I created this hand lettered memento for a friend’s new baby. In a former post, I shared my version of this project for my nephew’s wedding.  I promised to show the step by step so here it is.

These instructions are for people who are comfortable with lettering with a brush. This requires hand lettering skills that you may not have.  So another idea is to create it on the computer using different fonts.  Then using a light table and a light colored paper, you can transfer the letters onto the paper and paint them in.

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Step 1: Layout lettering design in pencil on 12″ x 12″ card stock ( available in any color in the scrap booking section at craft stores).  Be sure to measure out all the spaces for all the information you want to include beforehand.  Don’t forget to leave space for a border to allow for framing.

hand lettering, calligraphy, new baby memento, hand made baby giftStep 2: Mix up enough paint to letter the entire project.  I used gouache paint in a light pink on black paper for this project. Gouache is a water based paint available at craft and art stores.

hand lettering, calligraphy, new baby memento, hand made baby giftStep 3: Be sure to work from the top of the paper down to the bottom.  Keep another sheet of paper underneath your hand/arm so you don’t get oil from your skin on the paper.

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Step 4: When you are completely finished, gently and carefully erase all the pencil lines with a “Magic Rub” eraser,  or something similar.  Hold the paper as you erase so it doesn’t crinkle up from too strong of a force.

There you have it.  Please know that this is a very labor intensive project so take your time.

This gift will be on it’s way to Meredith and Josh Budwin.  They are the proud new parents to Baby Sophie who is growing cuter every day !

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011
( She stayed on the Best Seller’s list for 14 months! )
is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.
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My next font, DomLovesMary, will be released in October.
The graphic shows off some of the cool flourishes that will be available. 
The cake topper is drawn from the original one used by Dominic and Mary Sementelli on their wedding day September. 6- 1953. 
(They were my in-laws who the font was created to honor.)

Hand Lettered Wedding Momento


Just wanted to share this hand lettered wedding momento I created for my nephew and his new bride who were married on a beautiful Ranch in Montana at the end of July.

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It was a sweet, touching, intimate ceremony that everyone who attended will never forget.

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You may remember this picture from the previous post.

I incorporated his purple tie and her floral head piece to personalize it even more.

The art piece was hand painted with water based gouache on black 12″ x 12″ card stock.

I hope it will remind them of their lovely wedding weekend.

They’ve since had a second celebration in Ohio for those who couldn’t attend the Montana ceremony.

I was excited to celebrate with them for a second time to continue the party !

This time we got to “make the union official” with the traditional singing of “Going to the Chapel.”

And to enjoy another piece of wedding cake:)

Happy Wedding Chris and Erica! Again.

In a future post featuring a gift I created for a new baby in this same style, I’ll show you how I did it step by step.

Best,

Debi

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011
( She stayed on the Best Seller’s list for 14 months! )
is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.
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My next font, DomLovesMary, will be released ( fingers crossed!) mid to late September.
The graphic shows off some of the cool flourishes that will be available. 
The cake topper is drawn from the original one used by Dominic and Mary Sementelli on their wedding day September. 6- 1953. 
(They were my in-laws who the font was created to honor.)

Fancy Wedding Invitation with Belluccia


Belluccia font, cursive font, script font, fancy font, wedding font, calligraphy wedding invitation, hand lettered wedding invitationSo thrilled to let you know about the new “Fancy” wedding invitation designed by Jami Dixon of Imaj Design.  I’m honored that she chose my script font, Belluccia for this beautiful edition to her Scripted Collection!

As Jami describes it “It is a delightful invitation…sweet and elegant wrapped into one. The corner embellishments are a soft touch that accentuate the character of this wonderful invitation. ”

It was recently featured in the latest issue of Brides of North Texas.  I predict it will be a big hit!

You can check out Jami’s other fabulous designs.

Belluccia couldn’t look more beautiful!

Thanks Jami!

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Just another reminder that today is the last day to enter  to win personalized artwork featuring my soon to be released font, “DomLovesMary” on  Brenda’s Wedding Blog .

Simply leave a comment telling me what you think of the new font (in the above pic) then return to Brenda’s Blog and let her know that you did.  The contest ends today at 11:59 pm. ( August 27).

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 ( She spent 14 months on the Best Seller’s list!) is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

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