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Save the date card with hand lettering

Save the date card with hand lettering
15 min Easy

The prettier the invitation, the more you look forward to the party!
Whether it‘s a wedding, a christening, a special birthday or a garden party, a home made Save the Date card not only makes a nice surprise for your guests, it also provides them with a memento of the occasion. This Save the Date card with integrated pencil is not just a practical way of making sure people know the date of your party, it also makes a real impression.


An article by Lea

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Step-by-step tutorial

Place the glass at the top right of the kraft paper and draw round it with a 0.3 mm pigment liner.

Tip: If you haven‘t had much practice with hand lettering, print out the template and transfer the design onto the card.

Download template

It’s very easy to do: just shade over the back of the template with a soft pencil, 2B or 4B, for instance, and place it shaded side down on the card. Then take a sharpened HB pencil and trace over all the lines of the template, making sure the template doesn‘t slip. The design will be transferred onto the card and you can then go over the lines with the pigment liner and colour in.

Draw little leaves around the circle to create a pretty wreath.

Use the pigment liner (0.3) to create the “Save the Date” lettering, making the downward strokes double thickness and then colouring them in.

Draw in guide lines using the ruler and pencil. Using a 0.3-2.0 mm chisel tip pigment liner, create the “Please note” lettering and the date.

Draw in a decorative branch and create the “We‘re celebrating” lettering using the 0.5 mm pigment liner. Then carefully rub out the guide lines.

Using a small lid as a guide, sketch a small circle at the top left of the kraft paper using the pencil.

Draw a smaller freehand circle in the middle of the first circle.

Using the 0.5 mm pigment liner, join the two circles together, creating rays that fan out around the entire circle.
Tip: If you want to add a little colour to your card, the pigment liner is available in 6 assorted colours.

To allow you to attach the pencil to the card, draw four short horizontal lines using the pencil and ruler, two on the upper left side and two on the lower left side of the kraft paper.
Cut along the lines using the cutter. Push the decorative white pencil through the loops you have created in the kraft paper and attach a spray of gypsophila.

Your Save the Date card is done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - STAEDTLER box containing 8 pigment liner black in assorted line widths (0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.2, 0.3-2.0) 308 SB8 1
Mars® Lumograph® 100 Drawing pencil - Single product HB 100-HB 1
Mars® plastic 526 50 Eraser in premium quality - Single product, size: 65 x 23 x 13 mm 526 50 1

Additionally required:

kraft paper (260g, A5), cutting mat, cutter, small glass or lid (for drawing circles), scissors, ruler, gypsophila

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