Print your invitations onto the A4 card using our free Word
templates from the top of this page.. There will be two invitations
per sheet and we have included a space for your rubber stamp
(you can print a logo or picture if you would rather). We suggest
you practice on plain white paper first so you don't waste your
card. Then cut your invitation sheets into 2 so that each invitation
is A5 in size.
Print your reply cards so that 4 fit onto 1 sheet of A4 card
(again, use our Word templates for an easy life!).
Cut the replies into 4 so each card is A6 in size (a guillotine
provides the best finish - but scissors or a craft knife are
fine if you're careful!)
Print the reply envelopes with your reply address - or stick
address labels on if your printer won't take the envelopes.
Insert each reply card into a reply envelope.
If you are using a rubber stamp - practice on some paper first
to check how hard to press and where the middle of the stamp
falls. When you are confident, carefully stamp your motif onto
the top of your invitations. Leave to dry for an hour.
Sprinkle some confetti or rose petals inside the large outer
envelope for a finishing touch - then put the reply envelope
with card in as well - behind the invitation. Seal the large
Practice a couple of times lighting the wax stick - drip about
10 drips,then take the wax seal (make sure it's the right way up) impress
the left side of the seal into the left edge of the melted wax
- roll it to the right. Practice will result in the best seals!
NOTE - you will never get a perfect seal - this is done
by hand and you will always have a wobbly, unsymmetrical finish
- this is normal and authentic.
Now do it for real on the back of the envelope join. TIP
- when you finish each one - place the wax seal on top of your
ice cube - this will keep it cool and stop it sticking. As you
take it off the ice cube - dab it on some tissue to take of
any excess water.
things you can do with this invitation:
Silk paintings look amazing - they do take time but if
you're an arty type, give it a go. You can buy silk, gutta,
pins, brushes, silk paint and frames from most art shops.
Set up a frame and draw hearts or stars with the gutta,
leave to dry, then paint. Cut the silk into mini pictures
and use double sided tape to stick them to the front of
the invitation, then outline with gutta.
Use a contrast seal:
When sealing your envelopes, you can create a contrast
seal by stamping your wax seal onto your ink pad first.
This works best with either gold or silver ink in red
or blue wax.
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