Matisse Style Invite 

With its textured card and colourful illustrations, our Matisse style invite is a project we are really proud of. We designed it for a private client who was planning to throw an extra special birthday party. The invitations’ bold and vibrant design was the perfect way of enticing guests and getting them excited ahead of the big event.

Format: Portrait
Client: Private Client
Size: 190mm x 250mm

matisse style invite

Our Matisse style invite is like a small pop-up book. It is three pages long and sits inside a casebound cover, tied together with a stylish red ribbon. Frond motifs decorate the first page, including one which pops up in the centre of the spread. The middle page has textured pieces of card stuck onto the page, including a placard with information about the party. The pages’ edges cut around the illustrations like silhouettes. On the final page, we added a slot to hold pull-out RSVPs and extra bits of information.

matisee style invite

Inspired by the wonderful cut-outs of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, the invite is bold, bright and vibrant. The client commissioned the talented illustrator Fin Fellowes to provide the artwork and calligraphy for each of the invite’s three pages. It was a real delight working with these lively illustrations and developing them into 3D pop-ups.

papersmyths invitation

One of our favourite features of these invitations is their high-quality paper. While working on the design, we decided that GF Smith paper would really complement the illustrations and cut-out style pop-ups. We chose a textured, stucco-embossed paper and used silver foiling for the text inside the invite and on its front cover. The thick, textured card gives the invite a brilliant tactile quality, and makes it feel precious when held and opened.

papersmyths party invite

We always love designing invitations for weddings, birthdays or other special events. So if you want us to design your own invitation, get in touch or request a quote.

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