Skip the informal text message and personalize your next invites with your own script. We'll show you how!
Get more brush lettering basics.
Tranditional calligraphy has a not-for-the-faint-of-heart reputation. Not anymore! Borrow a few easy techniques: Use a fine-tip (.5 or .1 mm) gel or roller-ball pen to fake the varying thickness (on the downstroke) by adding a shadow effect to any element of the letter when the pen is moving down.
We love using Derwent brand's Graphik line maker pens.
Opposites attract -- the interplay of simple uppercase block print and a lowercase script ups the whimsy factor. A pop of neon pink ink doesn't hurt!
A well-chosen palette can make an invite. Experiment with the unexpected for the best results.
For a pop, use metallics! Try silver with blue, gold with pink, and rose gold with green.
Take a watercolor shortcut. Use a brush pen that mimics the organic edges and variations in hue of traditional watercolor.
We love the Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens.
Easy block lettering works best in contrast with a script element. Use a fine-tip pen and be consistent in the space and height of each letter. Add charm by pushing the waistline of each narrow letter up a bit.
Try using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Adding embellishments and/or borders can be just the thing to set a message apart. A simple laurel-inspired border is as easy as adding oversize parentheses and heart-shape leaves.
Try decorating with a classic Sharpie.
Add some final panache to your invitation. We love a colorful envelope, or add a wax seal using a hot-glue gun for e xtra fanciness.
A personalized address stamp is an easy way to snazz up an envelope. We love wood-handled options, and color choices are limited only by your ink pad. Think of the time you'll save come holiday-card season!
Washi tape is the ultimate embellishment. Available in seemingly infinite colors and patterns, it's a real charmer when used to seal an envelope or add a stripe of color to invitations.