Wedding Invitation Examples of Wax Seals
This is a lovely example of how you can make wedding invitations with wax seals and ribbon embellishments. You can buy wax seals from you local craft store.
Making wax seal invitations
I designed these invites in Adobe Illustrator. I made the layout with the idea of using real ribbon in mind. I wanted the ribbon to wrap around the main invitation so that I could slip the rsvp and directions inserts and they would be held by the ribbon.
I had the individual pages printed in black ink on linen textured cream cardstock paper.
I bought some thick ribbon and cut it into strips the width of the paper x2 +1" for overlap. All the ribbons ends were cut at a 45 degree angle so they looked a little more elegant on the back when they were glued down.
I ordered a heat wax seal stamp online, as well as a lot of silver wax and a glue gun specifically for the wax.
I folded each ribbon in half so I could identify the center, then I put a dallop of hot wax there, and stamped in the center of the wax.
Super hot tip for stamping the wax seal!
The secret with the wax and glue gun is that if the stamp gets too hot, it doesn't easily remove from the hot wax after stamping. Too remedy this, between each impression (while I folded and put the wax) I left the stamp in a small bucket of ice. It took a bunch of unusable stampings and wasted ribbon to come up with that solution.
After I'd finished the ribbons, I laid them, one at a time, face up on the invite. I held both sides, flipped the whole thing over and glued across the back with magna-tac clear glue. (It dries clear and quickly and flexible- I love that stuff- I use it for everything) I was able to see the black line slightly through the paper so I knew I was in the right spot.
After that, I just layered all the paperwork under the ribbon and stuffed and sealed the envelopes.
It took a lot of time to make these DIY invitations, I had about 400 invites. It did it over a bunch of days. I mostly assembled them on a TV tray in front of the TV while watching HGTV and CSI, and I was really happy with the way they turned out.
When I first decided to do the invites this way, I had no idea there would be 400 of them... my father invited his whole town, but they live across the country so almost none showed up... they just sent gifts. :-)
Made by Tovi Gold,