My new tools of the trade are the dip pen (flexible Nikko G nib) and white ink. I came across hibiscus colored envelopes. I really like the color and white ink looks elegant on it. I think I have found my signature combination.
The only trouble is, this is a discontinued product. So...my next purchase will be magenta. It's not quite the same is it. In it's favor, it does scream, "Read me first!"
I don't think I'll like it quite as well but I'm willing to give it a try. I'm also considering violet. Another option is to find a ream of colored paper to suit my pinkish desires.
Addressing an envelope with a dip pen is causing me to start a new routine. Now that it is becoming something of an art not allowing for haste, I am addressing envelopes ahead of time then writing the letters to go with them instead of writing the letters first. This way, the ink is sure to be dry when I'm ready to put the letter in it.
This is a new inky adventure for me and if you're expecting a letter from me, be on the look out for something cheerful!