Sea Shell Wedding Invitations

If you are planning to exchange your wedding vows at a beautiful beach location in sunny Hawaii, along the Australia coasts or somewhere closer to home then you can't go wrong with a shell themed diy wedding invitation. You can make your own gorgeous beach invitations, with an interesting shell shape to accent your invitation.

Seashell Invitation Ideas

There are lots of different options to consider when thinking about incorporating a shell into your wedding invitation design. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you with your DIY invitation.

Beach Shell Wedding Invitations Tutorial

beach shell wedding invitation

This is a tutorial to make a Stamped shell invitaiton.  Although labor intensive, I love the look of this beachy seashell invitation. It is made from a selection of craft items that you can find at your local Crafting store. The key element is the kraft colored cardstock which has a sandy tone.  This layered invite also has a layer of mulberry paper, and a layer of cream card that has been stamped with the impression of a lovely seashell and heat embossed, then tied with natural color raffia.

Supplies used:

How to assemble:

Step one

Prepare you cards and mulberry paper. With your paper trimmer (or craft knife and metal ruler. The mulberry paper can be a little delicate to work with so be extra patient and careful.

Step two

Create the invitation details using MS Word on your computer and print directly on to on to the cream colored cardstock in black ink on your home printer, I used my ink jet printer.  Leave enough space at the top of the card to allow for the shell to be stamped and embossed.

Step three

Stamp the shell on to the top half of the printed card with embossing pigment ink. sprinkle the embossing powder directly on to the stamped image and then heat emboss the seashell until set.

Step four

After printing take the mulberry paper, center it on top of the tan kraft cardstock and stick it to the bottom card with the mounting tabs. Take the top layer (printed and stamped cream card) and adhere it to the center of the mulberry paper layer.

The invitation is finished by tying several strands of raffia around the middle of the invite.

Made by Debbie Maddux-Vargas
Miami, Florida USA


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