This save the date project has been brewing in our brains for a while now. After we found out how wonderful it was to stamp on wood in this tutorial, we’ve been biting at the bit to use it again. For this save the date, we used spray paint to create the “frame” effect on the wood piece before stamping the text. We couldn’t be happier with the finished project! –Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
The subtle wood grain adds such a nice texture to the design.
Step One: Since the wood veneer that we used in the project comes in large square sheets, we first had to cut out our A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) cards from the sheet.
Step Two: Once you have all of your cards cut to size, you’ll now need to prep them for painting. To mask the center and make the frame shape in the wood, we double stick taped an oval scallop flat card to the center of each wood card. We then used acrylic spray paint over the entire card to complete the frame image. **You really only need one pack of oval scallop cards to complete the project. You can reuse them after the paint is completely dry.** Once everything is dry, peel off the oval scallop card and set aside. Repeat the process until all of your cards are complete.
Step Three: You’ll now want to print your save the date. Place one of the cards on a hard surface. Ink your stamp (we used our Floral Calligraphy Save the Date stamp) and center it over the oval portion of the card. Once centered, press down firmly, using both hand to make the print. Please watch this video for more information on inking and stamping an oversized stamp.
Step Four: Since many out of town guests need to make travel and accommodation arrangements prior to receiving your wedding invitation, it is wise to include an accommodations card or website card with your save the date. This way, they have all of the information they’ll need to make it to your wedding! Print this standard business sized card (2″ x 3.5″) using the stamp printing technique described in step three. To coordinate with our save the date, we used our (Floral Calligraphy Accommodations stamp).
Step Five: Now all that’s left is to stamp your return address (we used our Floral Calligraphy Return Address stamp), address them, add postage and send them to all of your guests!
Floral Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp
Floral Calligraphy Accommodations Stamp-custom sized to fit tag
Floral Calligraphy Return Address Stamp
Stamp Pad in Chestnut
Wood Veneer cut down to A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) cards, we bought ours locally at an art store
Double sided tape
Spray Paint in Liberty
Photo Credits: Antiquaria