DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

Watercolor is one of our favorite DIY techniques to use when putting together a design. The innate softness of the medium naturally lends itself to weddings.  This week, we combined a soft and airy watercolor pattern with one of our more modern hand lettered save the date stamps, printed in black, to achieve a wonderfully retro suite. We’re just loving the combo of chalky pastels combined with inky black… we hope you do too!  As a special bonus to our readers, the watercolor artwork we created for this DIY will be available to download on the Antiquaria Blog. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

susnet final1 550x436 DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

This save the date suite embodies the retro vibes of Palm Springs! Plus…it’s easy to do!

sunset 1 550x377 DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

Step One: On an A2 card (you’ll want to use either watercolor paper or this set of precut cards in Luxe White), paint organic lines in varying shades of turquoise, aqua, yellow ochre and ballet pink. For the best and most natural results, hold your paint brush loosely and paint the lines off of the edges of the card. Let the paint dry.

susnet 2 550x382 DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

Step Two: After you have prepared all of your cards (you’ll want to make some extras), stamp your save the date (we used our Art Deco Save the Date Stamp) toward the top center of the card in black ink. Press firmly across all of the stamp to make certain you get an even print. The acrylic mount really helps you see exactly where you are positioning your stamp within the design. Let the print dry.

sunset 3 550x361 DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

Step Three: For the website card, we added more retro vibes by printing our stamp (we used our Art Deco Website Card Stamp) on 8.5″x11″ turquoise card stock and cutting out the text in organic shapes, as shown above. We love that each one is different!!

sunset 4 550x382 DIY Tutorial: Palm Springs Mod Watercolor Save the Date

Step Four: We finished the suite off by using a black envelope with the return address (we used our Art Deco Return Address Stamp) printed in turquoise ink.

Materials

Rubber Stamps:

Art Deco Save the Date

Art Deco Website Card

Art Deco Return Address

Other Materials:

Stamp Pad in black and turquoise

A2 cards – these  in Luxe White or cut down watercolor paper to, 4.25″x5.5″

A2 envelopes in black

Watercolor paints

Paint brush

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria

Comments are closed.