We have exciting news here at Cink Art! We have been awarded with Best Wedding Invitations in Baltimore for 2017 by Expertise. Expertise is a website that allows you to search any kind of service you need nationally and provides a list of top rated professionals per service in your area. This is a huge honor and we are excited to share this award with our customers. Check us out at www.expertise.com/md/baltimore/wedding-invitations.
A dream come true just happened for us here at Cink Art with the creation of a Washington DC themed wedding invitation ensemble! Although we love to create local Annapolis and Eastern Shore themed wedding stationery, we were waiting for the right opportunity to create invitations for a DC event. The Bride and Groom really wanted to feature the iconic buildings of the city, specifically the Nation’s Capital, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument and since sketches of buildings is one of our trademarks they came to Cink Art. The invitation suite colors are white, gold and black and the invitation features all the buildings in a skyline in gold ink. The invitation is mounted on a white shimmer pocket with a mirror gold back and each accessory card tucked into the pocket is printed with a building at the top in gold ink. All cards were printed in thermography - a great job by Laura Marr Printers. An antique map of Washington DC in Black and white was used for the envelope liner. We are excited to share this invitation design and look forward to the many DC themed wedding day-of accessories we will be doing for this gorgeous event. Thank you Claire and Ken for working with us!
Come see us at this upcoming event!
Be sure to visit us at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa Wedding Showcase this Saturday, March 18th from 2 to 5pm at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. For more information about the event and where to buy tickets visit https://www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com/waterfront-weddings/2017-wedding-showcase
Many thanks for the assistance of Hen House Linens for the use of their wonderful products used as backgrounds and accents in the new Cink Art stationery photos that we recently posted on our website. We LOVE these linens for their various patterns and colors which really make a tabletop sing! For all you brides, Hen House Linens make great gifts for your wedding party, special house guests and especially the colorful table cloths, napkin rings and cloth napkins all make wonderful design elements for your reception decor. Visit www.henhouselinens.com and see all they have to offer and contact them directly with any questions.
For the past few years on Valentine’s Day Cink Art sends a thank you Valentine to vendors, venues and wedding planners who continually send potential clients to us. Usually being some sort of creatively packaged stationery in nature, this years’s gift is a set of “Love Notes” with a hand painted watercolor scene on the cover. Ideal for thank yous, love letters and other note giving we hope our colleagues in the business of love can use these whenever they need to send a hand written note (which of course in our opinion is still the best way to communicate the sincerest of messages!). Everyone needs a little love note now and then so look for these love notes to be offered in the Cink Art online store soon to come. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Come see us at this upcoming event!
Couldn't make it to our Baltimore event? Come visit us at the What's Up? Weddings Bridal Expo 2017 on Sunday, January 29th at Loews Annapolis Hotel from 1-4pm. For more information on the event and where to buy tickets, visit www.whatsuptix.com/events/what-s-up-weddings-bridal-expo-2017
Come see our selection of custom designed wedding invitations at these upcoming events!
Be sure to visit us at the LGBT Wedding Expo on January 22nd from 12:30 to 3:30 at The Hyatt Regency in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For more information on the event and where to buy tickets, visit www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com
Can't make it to Baltimore? Come visit us at the What's Up? Weddings Bridal Expo 2017 on Sunday, January 29th at Loews Annapolis Hotel from 1-4pm. For more information on the event and where to buy tickets, visit www.whatsuptix.com/events/what-s-up-weddings-bridal-expo-2017
The holiday shopping season is ON! Looking for a unique gift for someone special this season? Our hand drawn sketch prints make great gifts especially for newlyweds or anyone who may have been married at the venues or churches we have drawn or any graduates from the colleges we feature. Unframed prints are each signed and numbered and are only $75.The prints can also be framed if desired for $295. Cut off dates for ordering unframed prints for delivery before the holidays is December 15, framed by December 10. Featured here are the latest sketches of Maria’s Love Point in Chestertown, MD and the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore, MD. Happy Holiday shopping!
I live in the home that I grew up in and so by default and convenience my whole family comes “back home” here to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas together. What was once a family of seven when I was a kid has grown extensively through the years and at times we have entertained up to 46 at one Thanksgiving! Needless to say seating at such times is at a premium and place cards can be a helpful tool when we are trying to get everyone to eat at a more formal table.
One neat, inexpensive idea for place is to use fall leaves as the actual card. Using a chalk board marker or colored Sharpe write a message and/or each guest’s name on the leaf. I am so lucky to have a magnolia tree in front of the house so have used both fresh off the tree green leaves and been-on-the-ground-a-while brown ones from this tree. Magnolia leaves are great for their thickness but any leaf will do. Pair the completed leaves with flowers or ribbons and some nice table linens, such as the ones pictured in this blog from Hen House Linens www.henhouselinens.com, and you have a grand tablescape for your holiday dinner. Now if these people would only stay in their seats…!
Happy decorating, cooking and enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday from our house to yours.
Cink Art 2016 News!
We enjoyed some very nice press this year highlighting some of our favorite products - Naval Acaemy Wedding Invitations and custom welcome maps. What’s Up Weddings magazine featured our stationery in a “Trend Watch” spread in their Fall/Winter 2016 issue. The excellent photography by Anna Reynal was from a cooperative room design we did with a variety of wedding vendors for this year’s Bowties and Bubblies wedding show at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The theme was Naval Academy Weddings and the elegant formal room design was done by Pop the Cork Designs and flowers by Little House of Flowers. Cink Art’s Naval Academy Crest invitation fit right in with the theme and the colors chosen for the room decor and we also made menus and place cards for the table setting. Several types of elegant handmade papers were used in the stationery design as well as an old fish net (!) and Elegant Laser Designs collaborated with us to create a design based on the actual gates at the Naval Academy as a cover for the menus and invitations. We are one of very few local stationers who are licensed to use the USNA and Marine Corps official crests on invitations and accessories. Thanks to What’s Up for the plug and GO NAVY!
Also this year My Eastern Shore Wedding magazine commissioned us to draw a map of Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a tote bag they now offer for sale on their website www.myeasternshorewedding.com. The map has many of the Shore’s landmarks along the Chesapeake Bay and makes a great gift or welcome bag for wedding guests. Our thanks to MESW for the opportunity to create for them!