See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

The wonderful high season of summer weddings is soon here! Whether you are invited for a wedding reception and would like to attach a handmade card to the wedding gift, or are planning your own wedding crafts, I hope that these easy-to-make card designs will give you ideas for your own wedding themed projects.

My paper crafting hobby started 16 years ago when I decided to create my own wedding invitation cards and wedding reception decorations. In this process, I took my first steps in stamping and heat embossing and was so amazed how easy it was to mass create professional looking projects in just a few simple steps. I could even say that for me those wedding invitations were not just the start of a beautiful marriage but also the beginning for a lifelong love for paper crafting!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions for the Wedding Card


Step 1

Stamp the main image on a piece of white cardstock. Choose the stamping ink depending on the type of colors you want to use for coloring the image:
– If you’re using color pencils, any type of ink will work perfectly.
– If you’re using alcohol markers for coloring, choose a water base ink (e.g. Memento) for stamping.
– If you’re using watercolors, choose a pigment stamping ink (e.g. VersaFine, VersaFine Clair, StazOn Pigment).


Step 2

Cut out the image using scissors. A craft knife will help in cutting out smaller details.


Step 3

Decorate the card background with a swirl stamp. Stamp the pattern on a piece of cream color cardstock using clear VersaMark ink. Place the stamped card on a sheet of printing paper and cover the image with Embossing Powder in White. Lift the card; the fine embossing powder will stick to the clear ink. Using the sheet of printing paper pour the powder back to the container.


Step 4

Heat set the powder with a heating tool. When heated the powder will turn glossy and clean white.


Step 5

Stamp the sentiment text using black ink. Trim the card front to the desired size and shape. Mat the card front on darker solid color cardstock. Tip: Attach the card front to the base paper first, and only then cut the underlying layer to size. No exact measuring will be needed!


Step 6

Attach the layered card front to the card base. Trim to size if needed. Glue the main image on the card front. Embossing powders come in various colors, and especially the metallic colors work perfectly on all wedding themed projects. I created a second version of the same card design, but instead of a white swirl I used a silver ornament pattern for the background decoration: A great wedding invitation design looks elegant and beautiful but is quick and easy to make even in greater quantities. Stamping is a simple way to decorate the invitation card, and the choice of patterns and stamping colors can be used to give a hint of the wedding theme or the theme colors you’ve chosen for the reception.

If you master brush script lettering or modern calligraphy you can make the invitations even more personal with hand-written invitation texts. However, a printer and downloaded brush script fonts can make the task easier for you; on these invitation cards, I first printed the text on a heavy white office paper and then continued with decorating the front with stamping.

Directions for Embossed Wedding Invitations


Step 1

Hand-write or print the invitation text on the card front. Cover the text with Post-It notes. Stamp a pattern on the card front using clear VersaMark ink. Remove Post-It notes.


Step 2

Cover the stamped pattern with Embossing Powder in Silver. Pour off excess back in the powder container.


Step 3

If the powder is sticking to the invitation text remove the powder with a clean brush. Heat set the powder with a heating tool.


Step 4

Cut the card front to size, mat on a piece of solid color cardstock and attach to the card base. For the second invitation card, I used the same masking technique, but instead of heat embossing, I decorated the card front with stamped leaf patterns. The invitation text was printed with green color to match the stamped decorations.

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Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White, Cream, Grey, Green, Burgundy
  • White card bases
  • Heat tool
  • Alcohol markers for coloring
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Post-it notes
  • Brush
  • Simon Says Stamp-‘Rose Lattice Background’ stamp
  • Stampin’Up! – ‘Best Birds,’ ‘Falling Flowers’ stamp
  • Wedding couple stamp
  • Ornament stamp

See How to Create an Elegant Save The Date Card

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create an Elegant Save The Date Card

April is the month of white weddings here at Imagine. With the new addition of StazOn Pigment, this month is going to be amazing. I can’t imagine life without StazOn pigment and can hardly remember the ways back when. So let’s explore this amazing ink some more with this Save the Date card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Place an acetate sheet onto a darker surface so you can see when you have stamped. Ink the stamp with StazOn Pigment in Snowflake (white) and stamp repeatedly onto acetate.


Step 2

Once the ink is dry, which is really quick, use a bone folder to fold the acetate in half and trim to size. Mine measure 3″ x 8”. Fold a piece of grey paper and trim to fit inside the acetate cover. Adhere with a small piece of tape at the back.


Step 3

Mist a piece of ribbon using Sheer Shimmer Spray in Frost. The spray gives the ribbon an off-white finish that is gorgeous. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool.


Step 4

Add printing side the grey folded sheet as desired. Wrap the ribbon around the outside and tie a printed Save the Date tag to it. Tie the ribbon into a double bow to finish off your clean an elegant Save the Date card.

The beautiful white stamping on the acetate makes for an elegant look and feel, setting the scene for what’s to follow at the wedding.

Supplies

Imagine
craft matImagine Craft Mat

StazOn Pigment in Snowflake

Sheer Shimmer in Frost

Other
  • Gray paper
  • Kaisercraft – Save-the-Date sentiment tag
  • Acetate
  • Kaisercraft – floral stamp
  • Ribbon

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Thank You Notes with Embossing

by Melissa Andrew

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Thank You Notes with Flower stamp and Gold Embossing

In today’s simple DIY, I show you how to create simple, elegant wedding Thank You notes. It’s always important to thank your guests and making your own beautiful thank you notes adds an extra special touch. You don’t need a lot of expensive products, and this tutorial takes no time! You can also customize these notes based on your own taste and style.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Embossing Powder – Gold
VersaMark Inkpad
VersaMarker 
Tear It! Tape
Imagine Craft Mat
Large Dauber
InkBlusher 

Other

• SugarPea Designs Stamp Set
• White Card Stock
• Paper Trimmer
• Heat Tool
• Acrylic block or stamping platform

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Invites with Delicata

by Melissa Andrew

Learn to Make DIY Wedding Invites with Delicata

Hello! Today, I have a very simple and easy do-it-yourself Wedding Invitation. I will teach you, how with very few products, you can get a professional wedding invitation that can be customized for your own taste. No matter the theme, or wedding colors you choose, you can design your own wedding invitations.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gina K Stamp Set
  • White Card Stock
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Color Printer
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Acrylic Block

Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

Graduation season is upon us. As much as it a joyous time in anyone’s life, you feel the pressure of the final exams, think about that next phase of your life and probably make a big move. Don’t forget the grad in your life, and make him/her a fun, grungy card. I will show you how you can create a simple, yet layered background with fun ruler embellishments and matching sentiment.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Smoosh the Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink onto the Imagine Craft Mat.


Step 2

Spray water over the ink. Smoosh the watercolor paper and create a random background. Dry the paper.


Step 3

Stencil the gears with the Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink and Inkblusher.


Step 4

Using the palette knife and modeling paste, stencil another image.


Step 5

Spray some Walnut Ink, then brush the ink with a wet brush. Dry paper.


Step 6

Stamp the ruler stamps with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 7

Cut out the rulers and ink the edges with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 8

Assemble card. Glue on the rulers and add a sentiment.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor Paper
  • The Crafters Workshop – 6×6 Gears stencil
  • Carabelle Studio – Steampunk Metre stamp
  • Stampendous – Ruler stamp
  • Liquitex – Modeling Paste

See How to Use Instant Drying Pigment Ink for Wedding Invitations

by Jessica Lin

See How to Use Instant Drying Pigment Ink for Wedding Invitations

Happy spring, everyone! This month we are focusing on wedding themes and I thought I would share some ideas using large floral stamps. When you are mass producing cards or invitations, you want to minimize the number of steps when creating. So using large images will save you a lot of time. Creating with a mess-free ink, like StazOn Pigment, is also key because it dries instantly and won’t smear. Lastly, for quick embellishing, use the Sheer Shimmer Stix to add the final wow factor. And your simple wedding project is done!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampin’ Up – Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp
  • Unity Stamps Girl Truly
  • Teal & Navy Cardstock
  • Rhinestones