If you like glitter, we’ve got some ideas for you (and your wedding day). There are so many ways you can accessorise your various wedding elements with things that glitter and shimmer, but what about your DIY wedding invitations, stationery for the invitations package as well as those to be used during the wedding too. You could easily add some marvellous accents that are creative for a memorable look. Here are some ideas we came up that may just be ideal for your DIY wedding.
First of all, there are many types of glittered speciality paper available for handmade weddings. When you are choosing to DIY, consider which design or pattern, or even quality and colours of glittered speciality paper suits your wedding vision the best, and then take it from there. In terms of colour, you get gold and silver being the likely choices, as well as charcoal, white (with silver), and blue to name a few. You also get a choice of design and pattern, from the standard stripes to flourishes and swirls, paisley and intricate lace like designs. Take your pick and make your DIY wedding invitations and stationery one to remember.
Now, when you purchase glittered speciality paper, there are various ways you can use it. Basically, it comes down to your creativity and vision. But here are some of our ideas.
The great thing about glitter paper is that you can easily DIY it. It can be used as a backdrop, a layer or separator between two layers for definition, or even a border. It doesn’t always have to be straight or square in shape, you can add dimension to it simply with a scissor and a guide. If you wanted to feature a brooch in the centre of your DIY wedding invitation or even your order of service card, you could fix it on a square, circle or scalloped base.
Another way to do it up would be to create a sense of pop between layers of normal paper or card stock so that there’s an element of excitement and surprise in your DIY wedding stationery. It’s the same with borders; however they too need not be straight edged. Consider a flourished or scalloped design and make things interesting.
With glittered speciality paper, you can easily add a sense of oomph to your DIY stationery creations.
Our wedding day should be special, because your love for your fiancée is more than everything you have ever felt. Shouldn’t the most special day of your lives be in the same light? It’s a celebration of a special love and you want your guests to remember it. Why not start with your DIY wedding invitations, as a handmade look will definitely make a personal statement. The way you do up your DIY wedding invitations will also be crucial in making sure your wedding is memorable, and above all, one considered special in the hearts and minds of your invitees. Once way of standing out would be to come up with some great designs and complement it with speciality paper. Let’s find out how you can do just that!
The layout of your invitation card is an important element is getting the look you want. Carry out some research on the trends of wedding invitations and what’s popular along the styles of your choosing. There are types of folding styles to choose from too, such as double fold, tri-fold, pocket and even a z-fold, either vertically or horizontally. At the DIY Invitations online store, you are able to pick from any of the ones available, or even make your own, such as a gate-fold design with the paper or card stock available.
There are also printable templates available so that once you have decided on a look, and you need the invitation wording for the inset, all you need to do is customise the text and have it printed and pasted on the inside of your DIY wedding invitation card. It’s that simple! However, when it comes to adding those special touches to your DIY wedding invitations, there’s more to it than just the layout and fold styles. It’s about what you use to complement it. You can do this with the help of speciality paper and embellishments.
Paper comes in many colours, styles and don’t forget textures. Plain card stock is available in Textured Linen, Shimmer, and StarDream. If you are a fan of vellum, you also get the translucent variety which is a lovely complement to your paper/card. However, in terms of speciality paper, there’s many to consider. You are given the choice of embossed, flocked, metallic, glittered, screen printed and thermography papers. These are all fabulous and the colour it’s available in makes it even better.
You can use any of these papers to add to your DIY wedding invitation, whether you use it on the front or as accents on the inside. Some opt to use speciality paper as an all-over design on the front face of the card with an embellishment thoughtfully placed, whilst some play with layers to get peeks of the paper. Consider these looks for a beautiful and special wedding!
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.