- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My main goal for my wedding is to create those little details that people will rememeber for years. I have gone to too many weddings where my Fiance and I drove home listing the things at the wedding we don’t want at ours, I want someone to drive home from ours listing what they would love to have at theirs!
I have swooned for many years over vintage stamped envelopes and beautiful hand calligraphy but frankly have terrible handwriting, I write like a boy and there is no way I could afford to pay for someone to hand calligraphy my envelopes, so i looked for other options… and I think it was a post here on the WeddingBee about diy faux calligraphy that first drew me to the website. I have spent the past couple of weekend working on my envelopes and am so pleased that they are actually looking like my inspiration pictures! I hope you like them! Let me know what you think!!
Here below is step my step of the creating of my envelopes!
1. I ordered kraft envelopes from http://www.thepapersource.com
2) I downloaded a free 30-day trial of Creative Suite and used and open font called Madelinette to creat my calligraphy. I made the font a light brown color and used an opacity of 75%. Making it as faint as I could with still being able to read to trace it. This one is to Mickey and Minnie Mouse 🙂
3) Then using an IDenti-pen 1.00mm in black that I bought at Michaels for the name, and a Pigma Micron 05 in black also at Michaels for the address, I began to trace away!
It still may not look perfect… but is is far from what I could have made with my own handwriting!
4) I ordered unused vintage U.S. stamps off of Ebay, I spent $20 for a face value of $24 dollars! There are many websites that sell vintage stamps, but I would definitly reccomend looking on Ebay. I used a glue to apply the stamps because some were old enough they wouldnt stick to the paper, and I wanted to have that extra security.
I just made this envelope before this post as so I wouldnt have to blurr out any of my calligraphy writing, so it still needs to stick under a book as to ensure the stamps dry flat. But here are some of my others!
All of this really didn’t take too terribly long. We don’t plan on sending out our invitations until July but I started early incase it took a huge chunk of time and I actually only have ~20 envelopes to go! This is definitely easier than I thought it would be and I am so excited for people to get them in the mail!