Specialty Paper and DIY Invitations

You’ve got your blank DIY invitation kits and card stock, but you want something more, something a little more special for your event, to add a pop of colour or even glamour. The way to do this is with specialty paper used with your DIY invitations. These are extremely helpful when you have an event such as wedding, or a party that deserves the proper respect in terms of elegance and class. This could very well be the perfect way to do so.

Think of bright colours, an array special paper treatments to match its designs, and great quality. That’s what you get with the specialty paper by DIY Invitations, and much more. The types of specialty paper are many to choose from, and so are what you can do with them to make beautiful invitations and cards. These luxurious papers are available to you in sheets of A4 size paper with its unique and beautiful treatments to make your invitations and card creations pop!

Embossed Paper

The luxurious range of embossed paper comes all the way from India, with quality embossing done on beautiful pearlescent card/paper stock, so that the raised designs gives off a slight sheen when the light hits it. The DIY Invitations Embossed Specialty Paper is available on 150gsm paper, and sold in 5 sheet increments from 10 sheets onwards, and also at a discounted rate for packs of 25.

DIY Invitations Specialty Paper A4 Embossed Natures Breast in Champagne 150gsm


Flocked Paper

This involves subtle velvet-like fibres evenly placed atop 150gsm pearlescent paper creating a beautiful design and finish. Available in a range of colours and intricate designs from your average hues to metallic shades too, the DIY Invitations Flocked Specialty Paper are available for purchase as a 10 sheet pack with increments of 5 sheets, or at a discounted rate of 25 sheets in a pack.

Metallic Printed Paper

Add a magnificent accent to your DIY invitations, in sparse amounts or as an all-over look with these beautiful and classy prints available in gold and silver. These too are printed on pearlescent paper, with purchases orders available in packs of 10 with 5 sheet increments, or discounted 25 sheet packs as well.

Glittered Paper

These glistening papers are a true treasure. Intricate designs and patterns adorn the pearlescent 150gsm paper which has been hand-glittered in India, for a delicate and quality finish to your invitation card designs.

DIY Invitations Specialty Paper A4 Glittered Harmony Swirl 150gsm


Screen Printed Paper

These beautiful and coloured papers are quite extraordinary. Printed on A4 sheets in India, there are multiple layers of screen print of not only the standard colours, but also metallic ink for that added glitz to your handmade creations.

Thermography Paper

This raised printed paper technique also known as thermography, is a great effect which is classy and elegant. Offering a unique look to your DIY invitations, they are also available for your invitation/card masterpiece to get the punch of ‘wow’ you are looking for.


DIY Invitations A4 Thermography Printed Specialty Paper Delightful 150gsm

Using Types of Sheen to Bring Glamour to your DIY Invitations

When it comes to DIY weddings, brides and grooms put on their thinking caps and think of a great new way to add some glamour and finesse to their special day. One of the easiest ways is with DIY wedding invitations, because you can base your entire wedding on the inspirations you draw into that, and that would be your first stepping-stone.

DreamDay Invitations Chiffon Feather Wedding Invitations in Ivory

A great way to add glamour to your DIY wedding invitations is adding sheen with various types of uses that are available in the market and probably lying around the household. From the type of paper to the type of paint or materials you can use and how you can use them, this week’s article from DIY Invitations looks into them all.

Types of Paper

Gloss Paper, which is also known as glossy paper, is known typically as that of the same quality as printed-paper used in a magazine. With a high sheen, glossy paper is not bulky and does not hold much opacity, as well as is cost efficient compared to that of matte or dull paper, due the lack of thickness. However, if you opt for this kind of paper for your DIY wedding invitation, whether as a base or as decor, it would be ideal, as your weight levels are in fact kept in mind.

Matte Paper is the least glossy form of paper, and is thick and holds a texture too. However, due to its finish, it is heavy and bulky, and lacks opacity. This type of paper is best used as the base paper, or for large decorative use on your DIY wedding invitations.

Dull Paper is low in glossy effect, and some would say it is categorised in between glossy paper and matt, there is a smooth finish lacking texture and a slight sheen.

Types of Ink/Paint/Materials to Use to Add Sheen

The best and easiest way you can decorate or adorn your DIY wedding invitations would be with the use of material such as ink, paint or something equivalent. There are various types of ink available, from the likes of normal ink to glitter ink that would be ideal to add that touch of glamour to your wedding invites. If that is not what you are looking for, opt for the likes of paint, which can be purchased from paint shop such as vinyl satin, silk, and matt emulsion. These paint types usually require special brushes for application such as the below mentioned, therefore keep this in mind when you use them on your DIY wedding invitations and trying to achieve the sheen you are looking for. These brushes are available at local stores, in the sizing that is convenient, if not ask around or check the World Wide Web.

  • Liquid paint – Brush, roller, pad
  • Non-drop – brush, roller
  • Solid – rolling tray, roller

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