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I'm back with post #2 in our Invitation 3 Ways series. Seeing Anna's invitation designs styled a few different ways seems to have struck a chord with our fabulous DIY community as the Winter Birch Tree invitation post I kicked this series off with is a hot topic on the blog.
This time I picked our Winspear wedding invitation, inspired by the gorgeous chandelier at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. As you can imagine, I had to add some sparkle to the invitation to match the brilliant shine of the chandelier. I did this with three sizes of gold sequins, adding a dot of glue to each dot on the template and pressing down a sequin. I've got this look on white card and pink card, showing you just how dramatically the invitation changes when you choose to print on different colored card.
The third style leaves the invitation as is, and I added a black backing card to dress up the border. This is a great trick if you like the drama of black and are DIYing your invitations. It's not possible to print on black card, and trying to print large areas of black to change the color of your paper will result in an inconsistent and sub-par invitation. A black backing card is an easy way to get around this. Just remember to keep the backing card sized to 5 x 7" and trim the invitation slightly smaller. Your invitation will then still fit in an A7 envelope, which is a standard invitation size.
So here are the results of my crafting afternoon. Which one is your favorite?
1. Sequins on White
I also rounded the corners on the white invitation. Grab yourself a corner rounder from your local craft store for a few dollars and create even, round corners in a jiffy.
2. Sequins on Pink
I told you changing the color paper makes a huge difference.
3. Black and Cream
Simple yet elegant in classic black and cream.
SPOILER ALERT! Stay tuned as in the next few weeks I'll be showing you how to create something really special from your DIY invitations with custom envelope liners. Mix and match to your heart's content. When I saw this gold glitter paper I immediately had to pair it with the pink sequin invitation.