- 8-1/2″x 11″ turquoise cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ sand color cradstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- mounting squares
- real seashells
- beach sand
Summer is a great time to have a beach party, and if you are, you’re going to need a perfect beach invitation to go along with it! This homemade beach invitation is easy and fits the theme perfectly.
Turquoise, sand and white are the perfect colors to use on a beach invitation because they’re all colors you’d find at the beach and they create a beautiful, pleasing color scheme.
If you’d like to try this invitation you’ll just need paper, sand and a some seashells of any kind.
Start off with a darker blue tone, such as turquoise. This works perfectly as a deep base for the lighter paper layers.
Next, I used a sand color of cardstock for my next layer and rather than having a perfect straight edge, I used a more rugged ripped edge. Ripping an edge always adds a bit of texture and depth to any invitation.
I then used a pure white cardstock for my text layer. I didn’t like the look of black ink for the text, so instead I used a turquoise color to pull it all together.
To add to the beachy theme, I used a cluster of seashells at the top and a dusting of sand on the bottom and just below the shells.
This invitation would also work great if you are planning a beach wedding and need bridal shower invites or you could even use this idea for the actual wedding invitations themselves!
Have fun with it and get creative! Making your own invitations is so much fun!