Will you be a DIY bride or not? DIY makes things fun, exciting, and one of the best projects to work on as a DIY bride would be your wedding invitations and stationery. This week we are focusing on ‘Paper Cutting’ techniques. It will include information on how you can create beautiful and elegant DIY wedding invitations. Amaze your family, friends, and guests with such a great creation. Here is how and what you will need.
Essentially, what you will first require would be a vision for your DIY wedding invitations and stationery. If you have a theme in mind for the wedding, then you can start from there, and find inspirations for the rest. Find a beautiful design, or even make a beautiful design, by sketching it out on paper and ask your family and close friends for their opinions if you want to, and then set your heart on it. Once you have this design set, this will act as your template, and you will need to make sure that the design has outlines that are distinct in order for them to be visible to be cut.
Materials Required for Paper Cut DIY Wedding Invites
- DIY Wedding Invitations Kits/ Paper
- Exacto Knife
- Swivel Blade (best used when cutting curves)
- Scalpel (with either a rounded blade or straight blade)
- Cutting Mat
- Snap Blades
- Pin Tools
- Either the following:
- Printer (to print the template onto the DIY wedding invitation kits, as well as invitation wordings, if you are not opting to have the invitations retailer carry out printing services)
- Tracing Paper/Carbon Paper and Stylus Tool
The Next Step to DIY Paper Cut Wedding Invitations
Once you have your design template, you need to determine what you want to cut, that is for positive or negative space, but essentially, what you are usually aiming for is a cutout. Some of us have difficulty transferring the pattern or template for your paper cutting. There are a number of ways in which you can go about it whereby the easiest would be to print it onto the DIY wedding invitations. However, you can also opt to make a template cut-out or print the design or image, stick it onto the wedding invite card and then cut out the design till its complete. Another way would be to use either tracing paper or carbon paper to transfer the template onto the wedding invite paper.
After that, use the knife and blades appropriately and carefully to get your result. Remember that the beautiful outcome that would be your wedding invitation requires a lot of patience and time, as well as commitment to it and the end result.