I know, I know, I teased a beading project two weeks ago saying it was coming on April 9. Unfortunately, it's not complete, but these are! I love using glitter, I hope you do too. I'm using my save-the-dates for this tutorial, but really, you could use this technique for any kind of fancy invitation you wanted!
You will need:
- Colored cardstock (I chose black)
- Printed invitations with enough space to glue your cardstock to
- A fun, pretty, or whatever adjective you prefer, stamp
- Embossing powder
- A blow drier (or an embossing heat tool, if you like to do things properly)
- Hair spray (or spray sealant, again, if you like to do things properly)
- A glue stick or two
First, ink your stamp!
Then, stamp, of course! My ink was barely visible against the black cardstock. I would recommend choosing a color combination for which this is not the case with yours. The embossing powder will come off, which is fine, but if you want people to understand your design, you probably want them to be able to see what's underneath!
Cover the stamp with your embossing powder. I recommend doing this on top of newspaper or something of that sort.
Pour off the excess and you'll have a sparkly design left!
Use your preferred heating method to seal the embossing powder to the stamp. If you're using a blow dryer, be sure to set it to low speed and hold it a reasonable distance away from the card.
Holding the card about an arm's length away from you, lightly spray with hairspray to seal. If you're using a spray adhesive, follow the guidelines on the container.
Put glue ALL OVER the back of your cardstock. And I do mean all over.
Line up the edges of your cards and press down.
Cut off the excess cardstock, if necessary.
If you're using hairspray as a sealant, spray the stamp again.
Et voila! A lovely invitation. If your edges are curled like the one seen above, simply weight the corners overnight.