Vintage Letterpress

by sandihester

…the two shall become one… Ephesians 5:31

I’ve been working on a wedding gift all this week.  It’s for a dear friend’s daughter.  I tried some new things out on this art piece.  I was inspired by another artist I admire who is a bookbinder – she does amazing things with paper.  For this wedding gift I used the brides’ invitations for the focus of the art piece.  I made a library card pocket out of her shower invitation and I made the “library card” out of her wedding invitation – both are usally things a bride saves because they are special, so I thought I would use them in a way she could always display and be reminded of that day.  I added some texture by doing some hand sewing on both pieces.  I also got brave and used my vintage hand-carved letterpress letters (you can see the beautiful wooden letters in the picture) to stamp their name onto the mat and then I wrote one of my favorite marriage scriptures across their name.  I am really pleased with how it turned out and will be trying this again.  Speaking of weddings, Grady and I celebrated 11 years of marriage this weekend!  Praise the Lord!!!