Pantone colours of 2016

Colours of 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Create invitations using Pantone colours of the year for 2016 “Rose Quartz & Serenity”.

Use Stardream Rose Quartz with Stardream Vista. (Vista is a close match for the Serenity colour).

Layer Rose Quartz and Vista together for a tranquil blend by incorporating Borders, Collars/Bands, Pockets and handcrafted shapes into your design.

Use Marshmallow Crisp White or Glamour Puss Diamond White cardstock for an understated elegant design and change the font colour to Rose Quartz or Serenity using the colour codes below:

RGB Rose Quartz and Serenity
Rose Quartz and Serenity

DIY Invitation Tools

With over 16 years experience handcrafting Invitations and Stationery for Weddings, Formals and Social Occasions; I’m passionate about sharing my experience with anyone interested in creating DIY Invitations and Stationery with precision. So let’s start with some of the top must-have diy invitation tools:

A4 guillotine paper cutter
A2 cutting mat
Reverse grip tweezers
Dressmaker Scissors for cutting lace and ribbon
Sharp scissors
Steel ruler
Craft scalpel
Hole punch
Strong hold double sided tape used by Industry professionals; tapes from discount stores won’t do.
Hole Punch
Fabric Glue
Corner Punch – for rounded corners

Your design will determine which tools you require so don’t rush out and buy them all unless you intend to take up Scrap-booking or Card-making as well.

– Melanie Ruddick