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  • Hand Illustrated Watercolor Maps for Weddings & Special Events

    ELEVATE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS  Elevate your event or product with a custom hand illustrated watercolor map. Thoughtfully hand illustrated maps make elegant keepsakes for remembering special events and occasions. Bring your event vision to life through a custom design that highlights all your favorit... View Post
  • Botanical Watercolor Etchings by Michelle Castle

    BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR ART PRINTS Michelle’s watercolor illustrations draw inspiration from the rich old world beauty and careful observations of 17th and 18th century botanical illustrations. Her slow, thoughtful paintings capture the essence of a moment with the poise of a ranunculus stem, the a... View Post
  • Ruby Throated Hummingbird Watercolor Wedding Invitation

    Joy and lightness, bearers of messages and praise; the hummingbird has delighted and inspired humans for thousands of years across cultures and geographies. Moving deftly from velvety scarlet bee balm and stately lupine across prairie and plain we watch from kitchen windows and porches hoping the... View Post
  • Die Cut Stationery In The Details

    You've set the date, picked your colors and penned the perfect words for your wedding or event. You hope your guests delight in opening their invitations and that they are as eager to celebrate the day as you are.  We love exploring ways in which stationery can set the tone for your celebration... View Post
  • Blush and Rose Wedding Invitation with Elegant Monogram

    Love, weddings, snowflakes and fingerprints - each one is unique and tells its story through shape, song, color and grace. What began with our client's love of blush and roses ended beautifully with a suite that sets the perfect mood for a wedding in one of  Santa Barbara's oldest churches. Sinc... View Post
  • A Spring Wedding In The Santa Barbara Foothills

    It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer Maria Rilke Plant this invitation and watch it bloom. Every detail of this intimate springtime Santa Barbara wedding reflected this sentiment. From the bridal bouquet whose pale peony blossoms were only beginning t... View Post
  • Romantic Vintage Wine Country Wedding

    The dreamy landscape of the vineyards of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo have long been a destination for weddings and loved creating the stationery and dinner menus for this gorgeous, romantic vintage winery wedding. Photography: Mike Larson |  Styling: LaFleur W... View Post
  • Summer Wedding | A Dreamy Woodland Wedding Suite

    We love finding inspiration in the woods among the wildflowers. We designed and produced these vintage rose floral illustrations for this spring wedding invitation. Delicate and airy illustrated watercolor map and poem adds a woodland vibe to this wedding lush with florals. We wanted to capture a... View Post

Welcome to The Giving Ink's Blog

The Giving Ink is a store and brand by Michelle Castle, with a vision to guide customers toward a richer, more fulfilled lifestyle through goods that encourage both the growing and sustaining connections we make with each other. The shop reflects her desire to connect the hearts of people through handwriting, illustrations, and a renewed interest in incorporating a more analog lifestyle through slower, more thoughtful forms of communication such as letter writing and journaling.