Hand Colored Invitations

Today we’re bringing you two different invitations created by our Artists In Residence.  Although they have a completely different aesthetic, both of these invites feature hand coloring which adds a distinctive touch.

Floral Touches Invite

By Nancy

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Supplies:

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon: Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Green, Electric Pink; Memento Tuxedo Black, Fantastix, Sponge Daubers
  • Penny Black Stamps:  Delightful (40-322), Parade (4137K)
  • Miscellaneous : white and orange cardstock, A2 size envelope, border punch, ribbon, dimensional adhesive, hole punch

Directions:

1. Cut two pieces of white cardstock to the following dimensions – inside tag piece to 3½˝ x 5˝, base piece to 4˝ x 5˝.

2. Cut two pieces of orange cardstock to the following dimensions – 4 x  5½˝ for the inside tag piece, 4¼˝ x 5¼˝for the layering base piece.

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3. Stamp the flower image on both sheets of white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black.

4. Color in the flowers and leaves with a Fantastix with your choice of Radiant Neon colors.  Allow to dry completely or heat set.

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5. Add Radiant Neon Electric Green to your background with a Sponge Dauber, using a light hand to create subtle shading.

 

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6. Seal the envelope shut. Using a decorative border punch, punch along the long end of the envelope to create a pocket.

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7. Assemble the pieces together as shown, then punch a hole at the top and add ribbon.

8. Fill in your party info to complete your invitation.

 

Wonderland Theme Invite

By Kazuko

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Supplies:

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukneko: Memento Desert Sand, Potter’s Clay, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bahama Blue; Brilliance Graphite Black, Ink Potion No.9, Jumbo Dauber
  • May Arts: ribbon
  • Penny Black: Petals die
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four  and Labels Fourteen dies
  • Crafty Secret: stamps
  • Miscellaneous: embossing folders, rhinestones, charm, watercolor paper, cardstock (black, kraft, olive and natural)

Directions:

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1. Stamp the image onto water color paper with Brilliance Graphite Black.  Allow to dry completely or heat set.

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2. Using an acrylic block at your palette, mist with the block with Ink Potion No.9 which will be used as your color blender.

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3. Apply Memento inks onto the palette, blend with Ink Potion No. 9 and color the image.

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4. Once you have colored the image, die cut around the colored image with the Labels Four die.

5. With a Jumbo Dauber, edge the die cut with Memento Rich Cocoa.

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6. Die cut the background Lattice and layering panels.

7. Assemble card and add embellishments.

4 thoughts on “Hand Colored Invitations

  1. This is such a cool project. I will have to try that ink potion for myself. You didn’t say where the lattice background die came from. Please tell. I really like it.

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