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