Metallic effects both in fashion and wedding worlds are very much on trend at the moment both in its own right and fitting other trends like glamorous vintage and art deco. Because of this I was very glad recently to of found some great metallic card or pearlescent card. I’ve called it both as it was described as pearlescent but I would probably call it metallic. I’ve had access to pearlescent card before and I have offered it to clients. Where the card is actually white card with a metallic style surface attached to both sides. Though I’ve never been a fan of having card with a white core, it can still look good. And when used with my cheque book style invitations is probably even less of an issue. Since the pages of the invitation are white anyway when seen from the side. This type of card is also harder to glue as the glue doesn’t permeate it like standard card. It more sits on the surface. The new card however is a coloured card with metallic grains in the card so there is no white core and glue works as well as with other normal card.
I’ve had a chance to use some of the new metallic card on an order which I’m really looking forward to sharing soon once the invitations are out with their guests. I’ve also been able to use it with some of my samples designs. In standard day light it can be very subtle as light is generally diffuse so stays soft and modest, a subtle bit of sparkling delight. In artificial light it can really shine though! This may take me a while to work out how to photograph effectively. But here today are my first attempts at photographing the two sample designs I’ve made so. Hopefully you can appreciate that the card is more luminescent than it should be if it were a flat colour.
The two items shown are both cheque book style invitations. The two bespoke wedding stationery collections shown are Trieste one of our most elegant collections and Catania. Based on a carnival design.