little miss o is turning THREE in a few weeks and i kind of can't believe it. so much so that i forgot to set party details in time to order custom invites from minted or tiny prints without paying expedited shipping. :/
DIY to the rescue!
- a photo of your cutie on a plain background with lots of negative space to add text
- 5x7 photo paper (if you are printing at home)
- gold sequins
- glue pen
- patterned paper for the back (optional)
i LOVE this photo of olivia. great expression, her eyes pop, and there is a lot of negative space to work with.
i opened the photo in photoshop and resized to 7"x 5". be sure to set the resolution to 300 dpi so your photo will print clearly!
note: if you don't have photoshop, you can use the free online editor ribbet to add text.
next, i added a text layer and entered the party details.
and here's the finished digital product! the top font is savu and the bottom is good ol' times new roman. both are easy to read and put the focus on the facts and that cute smiling face. ;)
i printed my photos at home, but you could also use a print service like persnickety prints, snapfish, etc. i used a semi-gloss photo paper, so if you send out to print, i would suggest selecting a matte finish (but that's just my preference).
now it's time to add some sparkle. simply use the glue pen to add a little dab of glue where you want to place a sequin. lay the sequin on top of the glue and then use the pen cap to push it down for a few seconds. i used about seven sequins per invitation, which added just enough shine without feeling too overwhelming.
you can either put one in an envelope and mail off to your guest, or add a 7"x5" piece of patterned paper to the back to make it a little firmer &/or add some more color.
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