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 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

Learn How to Create a Vellum Overlay for Wedding Invitations

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Create a Vellum Overlay for Wedding Invitations

I have always loved the look of vellum overlays on wedding invitations and making them yourself is super simple! In today’s video, I’m sharing a few different designs along with different ways to attach the vellum overlays! I hope you all enjoy it!

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes per invitation

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Gold Deco Foil
  • Concord & 9th – Hello Lovely Stamp Set
  • White Eyelets
  • Waffle Flower – Plaid Play Stamp Set
  • Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes
  • Brads
  • Acrylic Block
  • Fiskars Paper Cutter
  • Laminator

Learn How To Craft A Beautiful Card With Feathers

by Elina Stromberg

Learn How To Craft A Beautiful Card With Feathers

I hope you will soon get the chance to try the new StazOn Pigment inks. They are amazing! Like the standard StazOn inks, StazOn Pigment inks work well on various surfaces, they dry quickly and are super easy to use. Beautiful and bright colors are opaque and ‘juicier’ than the standard StazOns, giving you a crisp image every time.

I was curious to test the new inks on a bit glossy, non-paper surface, but instead of going for an acetate sheet or a glass jar I remembered a pack of feathers I had purchased several years back. What if I decorated the feathers with stamped patterns to give them a fun and interesting look?

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Gently bend the feathers and separate the barbs by pulling them towards the quill until you have reached the look you want.


Step 2

Place the feather on a folded paper towel. This soft surface will ease the stamping over the hard shaft in the middle of the feather. Stamp patterns on the feather, using pattern stamps and ink colors of your choice.


Step 3

Add a hint of white with a gel pen. Let dry. StazOn Pigment ink will dry very quickly, but the gel pen color may need a few minutes for drying.


Step 4

Cut a diamond shape from black cardstock. Cutting lines drawn on the back of the cardstock will help in cutting a symmetrical shape.


Step 5

Tape the black diamond shape on a piece of grey/monotonous patterned paper. Glue the feathers on top. Using Tear It double sided tape mat the card front on a piece of matching color cardstock and adhere on a folded card base.


Step 6

Stamp the sentiment text “Congrats” on a paper strip and glue on the card. I used another stamped feather on a different card layout, and even if that design is even simpler, I think the card looks quite nice!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Craft feathers
  • Pattern stamp of your choice (I used a stamp from ‘Mini Textures’ set by Carabelle Studio)
  • Letter stamps by Studio Calico
  • White gel pen
  • Tacky glue
  • Cardstock – Black, white, red, patterned grey
  • White/green folded card base
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels

Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

Sometimes colors speak volumes and Imagine’s Color of the Month for March does so for me…Peacock Feathers. I love the rich jewel tones found in peacock feathers from the brilliant greens, lush blues to the royal purple not to mention the amazing metallic glimmer thrown in for good measure. Mother Nature is amazing, isn’t she? I tried to keep all of this in mind when creating a project to share with you. I decided to use one of my favorite techniques, color blending paired with the lovely VersaFine Clair inks, I think I came pretty darn close. I hope you enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Mask off the area that you would like to color. I have used JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape but you could just as easily use scrap paper secured with washi tape or something similar. I wanted the colors to be bold like a peacock so I chose to work with a 2” wide area to ink.


Step 2

Begin applying the ink to the paper using a Sponge Dauber. I like to work from lightest to darkest but that’s up to your personal preference. In this instance, I began with VersaFine Clair in Verdant (bright spring green).


Step 3

VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane (darker green) is the next color in the lineup. Apply the ink beside the previous color, save the overlapping and blending till the end.


Step 4

VersaFine Clair in Paradise (cyan blue) is applied next.


Step 5

VersaFine Clair in Blue Belle (darker blue) is the 4th color added.


Step 6

VersaFine Clair in Fantasia (darker purple) is the 5th and final color added to the peacock feather stripe.


Step 7

It is time to go back and blend the colors together. To do so, look at your colors in pairs; use the lighter of the two colors to blend them both together. In this case, I am using the Blue Belle Sponge Dauber to blend Fantasia and Blue Belle together.


Step 8

Once you are satisfied with the blending, remove the masking tape (scrap paper).


Step 9

Spray the card panel with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and let it dry completely.


Step 10

Sprinkle a few drops of All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold on the Craft Mat; add a couple drops of Ink Potion No. 9 (or water) to the ink and mix. Use a paintbrush, toothbrush or another tool to flick the ink over the card panel.


Step 11

Stamp a sentiment such as “hello” and a peacock feather image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad. Mat the Peacock Feather panel with Violet and Sapphire Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper; affix to a white card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Peacock Feather
  • Paper Smooches – “Hello” sentiment
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Violet Starstruck, Sapphire Starstruck
  • Silicone Baster
  • White Card Base