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DIY Polka Dot Envelopes

DIY Polka Dot Envelopes

Continuing with our sixties Mad Men inspiration shot by Lilia Photography, Samantha of note•ify is back this afternoon to share a few DIY projects she crafted for the shoot. First up is this super easy polka dot pattern in metallic gold ink. I’m fascinated by the possibilities. Starting with a giant polka dot backdrop. DIY wall artwork, perhaps? Gift wrap, maybe? Big thanks to Samantha for sharing!

diy gold confetti paper Kate Spade

From Samantha of note•ify: as part of a styled shoot I did with Lilia Photography and Savage Rose, I got the idea to embellish these fun envelopes from Paper Source with some gold metallic ink. Since custom metallic print is super expensive, especially for short-run print jobs like wedding invitations, we wanted to show an easy and affordable way to add some sparkle yourself. This is a great way to be creative without getting messy.

diy gold confetti paper Kate Spade

What you’ll need:

– metallic gold ink pad
– small round sponge brush, often called a spouncer
– scrap paper

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1. Ink up the sponge by pressing into the ink pad and rotating to make sure the ink is applied evenly. Use the same pressure and motion to then the ink the envelope/paper. Continue with desired pattern.

diy gold confetti paper Kate Spade

2. Let it dry overnight. I recommend setting up a drying rack and using clothespins to leave them hanging to dry.

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