*Oh My! Monday*…Homemade Halloween Invitation

Well, it’s Monday again, and that means another “Oh My!” invitation!

Your guests are sure to love this simple black and orange silhouette Halloween invitation!

Monday’s invitations are a bit more time-consuming, but I know you can do it!

Check back tomorrow for another Easy Made Invitation!

Supply List…

I’ve wanted to make a homemade Halloween invitation like this for a while, so I thought it’d be perfect for “Oh my!” Monday!

I love the look of a simple silhouette as a focal point on an invitation!  The only draw back to this invitation design is that it’s quite time consuming!

For an easier, but similar look, I’d suggest finding a clipart of a scene similar to the one I designed on the invitation above and print it on the orange paper rather than cutting out the orange layer.

But, for this example, begin by cutting the black cardstock in half to a size of 5-1/2″x 8-1/2″.  I’d definitely recommend using an Exacto Paper Trimmer!  I’ve had mine for years and I love it!  It cuts a perfect line every time!

Next, design a scene to use as the focal point of the invitation.  I drew my scene on a white piece of paper like below…

{ Halloween Scene }

If you decide that you don’t want to cut-out a scene, then check some of the free clipart websites and see if you find something similar.  You can always adjust what you find in a paint program.  You would then copy and paste the image into the program that you will be typing your text to finalize the text sheet.

If you are going to cut out the silhouette by hand, then you need to design a text layout before you cut out your image.  I used my Word program for my text layout.  I mixed some different fonts to add interest.

Once you have a good layout, print it onto the orange cardstock.  Next, cut the orange cardstock down to a size of 5″x 8″.

Now, place the image that you have drawn over the orange cardstock.  It’s a good idea to tape it to keep it in place.  Begin cutting out the design using an exacto knife.  Be sure to leave an orange border around each individual image, such as the fence, tree and head stones.

After you have the image cut out, I found the best way to attach it is to rub a small amount of Elmer’s glue around the backside of the image.  This way all the small areas will stick to the black cardstock as well.

Once you have attached the orange cardstock to the black, add the black glitter bats or any other fun embellishments you have.

And you’re finished!  I just love how this turns out, even though it takes a little more time!

Your guests will definitely appreciate the hard work you put into such a great invitation!

And, remember, if you’d like a homemade invitation but don’t have the time to make it, Easy Made Invitations can make it for you!  We’re now offering custom orders on all the invitations featured on our site!  Although, the above invitation will not be a cut-out image, but rather a printed black image on orange cardstock.  Contact us by email or comment on our Contact Us page!

~Lindsay


Halloween 2011 468 x 60

Comments

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    Sara says:

    What fonts did you use?? Love the invitation and trying to recreate it. Thanks.

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