Use This FREE Hand Lettering Guide to DIY Holiday Place Cards (And More!)
One of the most central elements to the holidays is the guests. We always want to impress, and there are several easy ways to do that. One way is having a stunning display for all those holiday cards your friends and family send you before they arrive. You can also hack together some badass decorations (make sure you have these staple items!) to set the tone for a fabulous holiday gathering. The icing on the cake? These totally fab hand-lettered place cards that will make you look super organized and prepared (just make sure to double check your spelling!).
And don’t worry! Your handwriting doesn’t need to be perfect to get great results. With a little guidance and by following this lettering guide, you’ll be creating all kinds of festive place cards, invites and more!
If you’re new to hand lettering (or you would just like some practice), we also have an online class for that! Taught by lettering artist and designer Danielle Evans, our Hand Lettering class will teach you how to use your Tombow pens to create strokes, letters, ligatures and swashes to ultimately form phrases. Or in your case, loved one’s names!
MATERIALS FOR PROJECT
- Bristol board (13×9 or similar size)
- Tombow brush pens
- Pencil (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT
Style 1: Wispy (included in download)
Style 2: French (included in download)
Style 1 Tips: Press lightly with the pen, only 20-50% pressure. Use about a 15-degree angle. Your baseline should be uneven and whimsical!
Style 2 Tips: Press heavily with the pen, about 75-80% pressure. For more dramatic contrast, use the fine point side of the pen for the upstrokes.
For full project instructions, get the download above!
Your guests will be super impressed with your lettering chops, we promise. Plus, no arguments over who’s sitting where!
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