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Tropical party – DIY invitation with Hand Lettering

Tropical party – DIY invitation with Hand Lettering
30 min Easy

Aloha! Invite all of your friends and family to a tropical birthday party?
Follow along to create a this gorgeous card: Simply combine different Handlettering styles with decorative elements and create an eyecatcher! This invitation in colourful pastel shades and bright neon colours will immediately put all your guests into a cheerful mood and prepare them for unforgettable party moments. The RSVPs will be flodding in!

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Step-by-step tutorial

Fold the white construction paper in half to use it as a folding card.

Use a pencil and the ruler/protractor to sketch out fine, thin lines: these will help with the orientation and scale of the different lettering styles, illustrations and further decorative elements.

Now sketch out „Aloha“, the name, the special occasion for the party and other elements with the pencil. Get inspired by the templates:

Template Aloha

Template Alphabet

Template Flamingo

Tip: How to copy the templates in no time? Print out the templates, hatch the back of the page with a 2B pencil, turn the page around, lay it on the card and trace the contours.

Then trace the contours of the letters with the triplus fineliners in the desired colours.

Now it‘s time for adding colour! Use the triplus highlighter and triplus color to colour in the Handlettering.

Next, using the Design Journey watercolour pencils, colour in the Flamingo, flowers and other illustrations.

Place different colour shadings next to each other to later on create stunningly bright watercolour effects.

Lastly, work on the colours of the watercolour pencils with a damp brush: Simply go over them with a damp brush to instantly create a wonderful watercolour effect on your invitation.

Let the paper dry completely and carefully erase all helper lines. The inside of the card can now be filled with further details and sent out in a coloured envelope.


Tip: If you want to make multiple invitations you can duplicate your card with a colour copier.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
STAEDTLER® 146C Coloured pencil - Cardboard box containing 24 coloured pencils in assorted colours 146C C24 1
STAEDTLER® 146 10C Watercolour pencil - Cardboard box containing 24 watercolour pencils in assorted colours 14610C C24 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1
Mars® plastic 526 50 Eraser in premium quality - Single product, size: 65 x 23 x 13 mm 526 50 1
Mars® Lumograph® 100 Drawing pencil - Single product HB 100-HB 1

Additionally required:

DIN A4 white construction paper, ruler/protractor, container with water, envelopes

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